Esports Leagues and Events

Valorant Champions Tour

Feb 16 - Mar 3rd, 2024
Various locations

VCT Betting Guide By Rivalry - Schedules, Teams, Prize Pool

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed by Riot Games, the creator of another popular esports title, League of Legends. Valorant is reminiscent of the classic Counter-Strike franchise by Valve Corporation, borrowing mechanics like the weapon buy menu and similar in-game economy.

Valorant has a lucrative ecosystem that is only growing with every passing day since the game's release in 2020. It is taking over the esports gambling industry by storm, dominating Twitch viewing figures, set to become the new big kid on the block.

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What is Valorant Champions Tour?

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The Valorant Champions Tour, or VCT, is a global competitive tournament series for Valorant organized by Riot Games. VCT runs several regional events worldwide in EMEA, China, Americas, and Pacific, all culminating in Valorant Champions, the top-level event of the professional Valorant circuit near the end of the year.

The inaugural season of VCT in 2021 was divided into three stages: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. The Challengers stage consisted of regional tournaments where teams competed to qualify for the Masters stage, which brought together the top teams from each region to compete for a spot in the international Champions tournament.

The Champions tournament, held in December 2021, featured the top 16 teams from around the world competing for a $1 million prize pool. The tournament was won by the North American team Sentinels.

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In 2022, Riot Games expanded the VCT to include a fourth stage, the Last Chance Qualifier, which allowed teams one last chance to qualify for the Champions tournament. The format of the tournament remained similar, with regional tournaments leading up to the Masters and Champions stages.

The 2023 VCT season saw a new format, split into three international regions - EMEA, Americas, and Pacific - instead of the seven regions format they used previously. The new format saw teams playing in sub-regional Valorant Challengers to qualify for the Ascension events. These events had one winner per region, which earned them a two-year promotion into their region's International League.

2024 has seen yet another revamp to the competitive Valorant system, with the all-new Kickoff events for each region. There will be two VCT splits this season, headed by two VCT Masters tournaments this year, with Masters Madrid in March and Masters Shanghai in May. The competitive year ends with a bang with VCT Champions, featuring only the best of the best.

The VCT has quickly become one of the premier esports competitions in the world, with top teams from around the globe competing for glory and prize money. The tournament has promoted the popularity of Valorant esports, and it is sure to skyrocket to the top of competitive esports in years to come.

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Valorant Champions Tour: Schedule

VCT Betting: Lock//In Brazil

While VCT LOCK//IN Brazil 2023 was the first event that kicked off the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour, the schedule has been switched for the 2024 VCT season, alongside a different schedule. VCT China has also joined Valorant Champions Tour as the fourth international league, seeing a whole host of fresh talent on display.

This year, each region will set things off with their own Kickoff Event, all beginning in February. Take a look below for the full VCT Kickoff schedule:

  • VCT Americas Kickoff: February 16 - March 3
  • VCT Pacific Kickoff: February 17 - February 25
  • VCT EMEA Kickoff: February 20 - March 1
  • VCT China Kickoff: February 22 - March 2

The two teams from each Kickoff tournament will automatically qualify for VCT Masters Madrid, held towards the end of March. After that, the regular season for each regional league will begin as teams fight to earn the new circuit points, which will determine whether or not they qualify for VCT Champions later in the year. VCT Masters Shangai later in the year also gives the best teams another chance to earn their spot in Champions.

August signals the end of the entire year of the competitive Valorant scene with the Valorant Champions event. Only the best of the best would remain, so it's sure to be an exciting season ahead.

Valorant Champions Tour: Format

VCT 2024 schedule

All international leagues in VCT 2024 will follow the same format, and each will have eleven teams competing, as one team joins each league's previously-partnered teams as the winner from VCT Ascension 2023.

There is no prize pool for any of the VCT Kickoff events, as they compete for three circuit points to put towards their overall total. We'll update this section when the respective prize pools are announced for each regional league.

Read on for the format for the Kickoff stage, which is the same across all VCT regional leagues, including VCT Pacific.

Group Stage

  • There will be three double-elimination format groups consisting of four teams, except Group C, the smallest group, consisting of three teams.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The top team from each group advances to the Playoff Stage, while the second-place teams advance to the Play-In Stage.
  • The remaining teams are eliminated.

Play-In Stage

  • There will be a single-round-robin format between the three teams.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The winning team advances to the Playoff Stage.


  • Four teams compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Semifinals are Bo3, while the Grand Final is Bo5.
  • The top two teams qualify to VCT Masters Madrid, which is held in March.

Valorant Champions Tour: Competing Teams

VCT Pacific 2024: Teams

VCT Pacific 2024 teams

  • Bleed Esports
  • DetonatioM FocusMe
  • DRX
  • Gen.G
  • Global Esports
  • Paper Rex
  • Rex Regum Qeon
  • T1
  • Talon Esports
  • Team Secret
  • ZETA Division

VCT EMEA 2024: Teams

VCT EMEA 2024 teams

  • BBL Esports
  • Fnatic
  • FUT Esports
  • Giants
  • Gentle Mates
  • Karmine Corp
  • KOI
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Heretics
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Vitality

VCT Americas 2024: Teams

VCT Americas 2024 teams

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FURIA Esports
  • G2 Esports
  • KRÜ Esports
  • Leviatán
  • LOUD
  • MIBR
  • NRG
  • Sentinels

VCT China 2024: Teams

VCT China 2024: Teams

  • All Gamers
  • Bilbili Gaming
  • Dragon Ranger
  • EDward Gaming
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • JD Gaming
  • Nova Esports
  • Titan Esports Club
  • Trace Esports
  • Wolves Esports

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VCT Betting Odds

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Rivalry uses decimal odds to calculate the odds offered on all the esports betting on our site, from Rainbow6 to League of Legends and COD Mobile. Decimal odds allow us to express the likelihood of a team winning an objective or a match.

For example, if Team A is listed at 1.5 odds, you could win 1.5 times your original bet upon their victory. This article further explains how to read esports odds correctly if you have any doubts. Take a look below for all our available betting markets for Valorant and VCT.

  • Map winner: Usually, VCT matches are either Bo3 or Bo5, meaning games span across several maps. This Valorant betting market lets you pick the winner for each map, using our live betting odds that change alongside the action.
  • Match winner: Stating the obvious, this betting market lets you choose the outright winner for the entire match.
  • Handicap: A handicap or spread bet evens up the chances of both players or teams winning a specific event. This is done by giving one side an advantage, letting you bag potential winnings with an underdog. You can bet on handicaps per map or match.
  • Over/Under: If you fancy some true risk-taking, you can even bet on the total of rounds over/under during these Valorant matches. If you think your favorite team has a clear advantage, hedge your bets and try your luck!

VCT Betting Tips

Every esports bookmaker will recommend you keep up-to-date with roster changes, tournament histories and previous/current standings before placing a bet. Although it may seem like extra work, doing your research can help you make more informed bets, so you can potentially win a huge jackpot!

Play the game yourself

Valorant is a free-to-play FPS, meaning there's nothing stopping you from learning the game yourself. Use this to your advantage, learn the meta agents, gameplay strategies, and the ins and outs of every map. You can use this knowledge when placing your VCT bets.

Watch Old Valorant Matches

The best way to gauge the competition is to watch the teams' old games and discern their strengths and weaknesses before engaging in real money betting.


It may sound boring, but researching is the key to winning big. You should Google each team, their rosters, and research Valorant itself. Making informed decisions while betting on Valorant may give you an edge over other bettors.

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Valorant Betting FAQS

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What is Valorant?

Valorant is the ground-breaking first-person shooter developed by Riot Games that is taking over the esports scene by storm. It's heavily inspired by Valve's classic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a similar focus on teamwork and strategy. It's currently a PC-only game with the hopes of expanding to consoles in the near future.

Is betting on the VCT and Valorant legal?

Yes! Valorant betting practices are legal, so rest assured that all bets placed with Rivalry are 100% legal and fully compliant with the law. We are a fully licensed and regulated sportsbook under the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. You can wager on all your favorite VCT teams and start betting with us to win some cash today!

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Where can I watch Valorant Champions Tour live?

All matches in Valorant Champions Tour will be broadcast live across multiple channels, including Riot Games' YouTube and Twitch. We offer coverage on major events on the Valorant esports calendar, including all VCT Masters events, so keep an eye on our blog page for more!

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Can I bet on the VCT from my mobile device?

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Who are the best Valorant teams?

Several teams have delivered consistently strong performances in the VCT, including LOUD, Fnatic, Paper Rex, just to name a few examples. Evil Geniuses also won VCT Champions 2023, making them another team to watch.