VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 And Stage 2: Teams, Groups, Dates, Format, More

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VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 and Stage 2: Teams, Groups, Dates, Format, More

The regular season is about to begin.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Highlights
VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 will take place right after VCT Masters Madrid 2024 as all partnered teams make their way to Los Angeles, United States.
VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2 will grant the top three teams a direct slot for Valorant Champions 2024.
Both these regional tournaments will run for well over a month in an offline studio setup at Riot Games Arena.

The Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Americas 2024 Regular Season comprises two regional Valorant tournaments, VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 and VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2, scheduled to start right after VCT Masters Madrid 2024.

Sentinels and LOUD are the two representatives from Americas that will compete in this tournament following their fantastic run in VCT Americas Kickoff 2024.

If one of them wins, the team will be crowned the first international Valorant champion of 2024, bag three valuable VCT Points, and walk away with the lion's share of the total prize pool.


VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 and Stage 2: Complete Details

VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1 will be the second time all partnered teams from Americas will take on each other with the top three qualifying for VCT Masters Shanghai 2024.

This will be followed by VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2 where regional teams will clash again to grab one of the three slots available for Valorant Champions 2024.

Here is everything you need to know about VCT Americas 2024 Regular Season.


VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1

VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1: Teams and Groups

A total of 11 partnered Valorant teams from Americas will be competing in this regional tournament, doubling up as the qualifier for VCT Masters Shanghai 2024.

These teams have been divided into two groups Alpha and Omega, the former containing five while the latter contains six.

Alpha Group

  1. Sentinels

  2. Cloud9

  3. G2 Esports

  4. KRÜ Esports

  5. NRG

Omega Group

  1. LOUD

  2. Leviatán

  3. 100 Thieves

  4. FURIA Esports

  5. Evil Geniuses

VCT Americas 2024 Stage 1: Dates and Schedule

The tournament will run offline in a studio environment from 6th April 2024, Saturday to 12th May 2024, Sunday at Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles, United States.

It will take place in two parts, Group Stage and Playoffs, where the journey starts with 11 teams with six making it to the next stage and only the top three managing to qualify.

Group Stage: 6th Apr, Sat to 5th May, Sun

  • The two groups will follow a single round-robin format.

  • The twist is that cross-group matches will be played.

  • Every match will be a best-of-three series.

  • The winners of both groups will directly qualify for the Upper Bracket Semifinals.

  • The remaining two teams from both groups will qualify for the Upper Bracket Semifinals.

Playoffs: 8th May, Wed to 12th May, Sun

  • The six qualified teams will follow a double-elimination bracket with opening matches being an exception.

  • All matches will be best-of-three series except for the Lower bracket Final and Grand Final which will be best-of-five series.

  • The top three teams will qualify for VCT Masters Shanghai 2024.


VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2

VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2: Teams and Groups

A total of 11 partnered Valorant teams from Americas will be competing in this regional tournament, doubling up as the qualifier for Valorant Champions 2024.

These teams will also be divided into two groups Alpha and Omega, the former containing five while the latter contains six, similar to how they were distributed last time.

VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2: Dates and Schedule

The tournament will run offline in a studio environment from 22nd June 2024, Saturday to 21st July 2024, Sunday at Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles, United States.

It will take place in two parts, Group Stage and Playoffs, where the journey starts with 11 teams with six making it to the next stage and only the top three managing to qualify.

Group Stage: 22nd Jun, Tues to 14th Jul, Sun

  • The two groups will follow a single round-robin format.

  • Unlike the last stage, this time inter-group matches will be played.

  • Every match will be a best-of-three series.

  • After all matches are played, overall scores from the previous and current stages will be taken into consideration to find the top six teams.

  • The winners of both groups will directly qualify for the Upper Bracket Semifinals.

  • The remaining two teams from both groups will qualify for the Upper Bracket Semifinals.

Playoffs: 17th Jul, Wed to 21st Jul, Sun

  • The six qualified teams will follow a double-elimination bracket with opening matches being an exception.

  • All matches will be best-of-three series except for the Lower bracket Final and Grand Final which will be best-of-five series.

  • The top three teams will qualify for Valorant Champions 2024.


In addition to the teams that take the top three spots in VCT Americas 2024 Stage 2, another fourth team from the region will also qualify for the world championship based on points rewarded throughout the season to top-performing teams.

All non-qualifying teams will be taken into consideration which means a consistent performance throughout the competitive calendar could be another way to reach the world championship and compete against some of the best Valorant teams.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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