All Teams Qualified for VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff

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All Teams Qualified for VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff

Here are the 11 tier-1 teams qualified for VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff starting on February 2024

2023 was the first year of Valorant’s franchise, and regional VCT leagues provided the top teams from each region the tickets to compete in Masters and Champions. Similarly, this year’s Valorant Champions Tour in the Americas will bring the best squads from North America, Brazil and Latin America. Along with the ten previous franchised teams, we will be seeing contenders who made their way to tier 1 through Ascension.

Below is the list of all 11 teams in VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff, including all the players –

VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff Teams

Out of the 11 teams, 6 squads are coming from North America, 3 from Brazil and 2 from Latin America South.

100 Thieves – North America

  • Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
  • Sean “bang” Bezerra
  • Matthew “Cryocells” Panganiban
  • Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic
  • Kelden “Boostio” Pupello
  • Zander “thwifo” Kim (Substitute)
  • Tony “Zikz” Gray (Coach)

2023 wasn’t a very eventful year for 100T. After a decent start at LOCK//IN, they failed to get their Playoffs spot at VCT Americas, losing the chance to compete at the Masters. The 1-2 defeat against Sentinels at LCQ also demolished their hopes of playing at the Champions. As a result, they decided to make some roster changes prior to the 2024 season.

The North American squad let go of Derrek “Derrek” Ha and Brenden “stellar” McGrath and brought in former NRG and M80 player Daniel “eeiu” Vucenovic. It’s still unknown who their fifth may be, and rumors are bringing up the name of Nicholas “NaturE” Garrison.

Cloud9 – North America

  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
  • Jake “jakee” Anderson
  • Francis “OXY” Hoang
  • Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
  • Maxim “wippie” Shepelev
  • Ian “Immi” Harding (Coach)

Cloud9 dominated the Regular Season of VCT Americas in 2023 but fell short in the Playoffs. A similar thing happened in the LCQ, as they couldn’t manage to go past Leviatán after a promising start.

After such a disappointing turn of events, the team decided to make a massive roster change, letting go of their new player and IGL Dylan “runi” Cade and bringing back former IGL Anthony “Vanity” Malaspina alongside talented Duelist Francis “OXY” Hoang. They have shown signs of improvement in the recent Red Bull Home Ground event.

Evil Geniuses – North America

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Alexander “jawgemo” Mor
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Christine “potter” Chi (Coach)

Evil Geniuses had an incredible year in 2023 with a fantastic Cinderella run that led to them winning the Champions. Newfound talent Max “Demon1” Mazanov cemented himself as the best player of the year and secured incredible statistics throughout 2023.

Unfortunately, with rumors flying around about Evil Geniuses leaving the Esports scene and the pay cuts of the Valorant squad, we will either likely not see this team play in the Americas, or there will be massive roster changes.

NRG – North America

  • Austin “crashies” Roberts
  • Victor “Victor” Wong
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov
  • Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
  • Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen
  • Alan “ethos” Ruan (Substitute)
  • Chet “Chet” Singh (Coach)

Even after making their way to the Masters and Champions, NRG didn’t have the same good results as the former OpTic roster. After the season, IGL Pujan “FNS” Mehta parted ways with the org alongside Sam “s0m” Oh.

With Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks also going back to NAVI, NRG is currently down to only Austin “crashies” Roberts and Victor “Victor” Wong, and we are still waiting for their full roster announcement.

Update: NRG signed former Evil Geniuses members Demon1 and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold alongside past core member Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen to start their 2024 season.

Sentinels – North America

  • Zachary “zekken” Patrone
  • Bryan “pANcada” Luna
  • Gustavo “Sacy” Rossi
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
  • Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid
  • Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro (Substitute)
  • Adam “kaplan” Kaplan (Coach)

Constant role and roster changes significantly hurt Sentinels’ form last year, and they failed to secure a spot in the Masters and Champions. They now have a stable roster consisting of their new IGL Mouhamed “johnqt” Ouarid and substitute player Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro.

They have already been looking much better with their recent victory at AfreecaTV Valorant League. Zellsis’ incredible performance could mean the possibility of Bryan “pANcada” Luna sitting out the upcoming event.

G2 Esports – North America

  • Jonah “JonahP” Pulice
  • Michael “neT” Bernet
  • Jacob “valyn” Batio
  • Trent “trent” Cairns
  • Nathan “leaf” Orf
  • Josh “JoshRT” Lee (Coach)

The Guard won VCT Ascension in 2023, securing their spot in the franchise league for the next two years. However, after not reaching an agreement by the provided deadline, the organization failed to get its VCT Americas promotion. Thankfully, pressure from the community allowed the members of The Guard to compete under a different organization, and they will be wielding the flag of G2 in tier 1 in 2024.

Seeing how this Challenger squad pulls through going against tier 1 teams will be interesting. Moreover, with former Cloud9 star player Nathan “leaf” Orf, they are destined to provide an intriguing story.

FURIA Esports – Brazil

  • Khalil “Khalil” Schmidt
  • Leonardo “mwzera” Serrati
  • Ilan “havoc” Eloy
  • Vitor “kon4n” Hugo
  • Felipe “liazzi” Galiazzi
  • Pedro “Koy” Pulig (Coach)

FURIA will be going into the 2024 season with three new members to their roster in place of Douglas “dgzin” Silva, Gabriel “qck” Lima and Matheus “mazin” Araújo. The team has already shown potential with the new members in Superdome 2023: Colombia.

The Brazilians will be trying to avoid the disappointing fate they faced in 2023 with the new additions.

LOUD – Brazil

  • Felipe “Less” Basso
  • Matias “Saadhak” Delipetro
  • Cauan “cauanzin” Pereira
  • Arthur “tuyz” Vieira
  • Gabriel “qck” Lima
  • Pedro “peu” Lopes (Coach)

LOUD’s 2023 wasn’t the worst, but as the former Champions, they expected way more. The Brazilians secured the Grand Final at the start of the year at LOCK//IN and then won VCT Americas. Sadly, they then faced an unexpected 0-2 run at Masters Tokyo, then did slightly better at the Champions.

This well-respected team will start its new season with qck playing in place of their former star player Erick “aspas” Santos. Moreover, they also have a new coach who will take the role of Daniel “fRoD” Montaner.

MIBR – Brazil

  • João Pedro “jzz” Silva
  • Leandro “frz” Gomes
  • Matheus “RgLM” Rodigoli
  • Arthur “artzin” Araujo
  • Matheus “mazin” Araújo
  • Daniel “fRoD” Montaner (Coach)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (Coach)

MIBR’s 2023 was one of the worst out of the most franchised squads. After a 2-7 run in the Regular Season, their year was basically over, as the team also failed to go past the first game at the LCQ.

Following such disappointing results, the organization has made significant changes to its roster, letting go of Olavo “heat” Marcelo, Murillo “murizzz” Tuchtenhagen and André “Txozin” Saidel, replacing them with Arthur “artzin” Araujo and Matheus “mazin” Araújo. Moreover, former LOUD coach fRoD will be coaching alongside Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi to guide the team.

KRÜ Esports – Latin America South

  • Nicolás “Klaus” Ferrari
  • Marco “Melser” Machuca
  • Angelo “keznit” Mori
  • Nicolás “mta” González
  • Fabian “Shyy” Usnayo
  • Jorge “Atom” Noriega (Coach)

The Latin Americans had a disheartening, winless run at VCT Americas, and nobody expected them to do well at the LCQ. However, they surprisingly brought their best form of the year at the Americas LCQ, winning it all to secure their Champions slot. Nonetheless, their performance at international events remained terrible.

In 2023, Santiago “Daveeys” Ruiz of KRÜ unfortunately passed away. Going into 2024, we will be seeing some new members filling the place of Daveeys and Juan “NagZ” Pablo Lopez.

Leviatán – Latin America South

  • Francisco “kiNgg” Aravena
  • Corbin “C0M” Lee
  • Roberto “Mazino” Bugueño
  • Erick “aspas” Santos
  • Ian “tex” Botsch
  • Agustin “Nozwerr” Ibarra (Substitute)
  • Alex “goked” Kie (Coach)

After showing some potential in the Regular Season of VCT Americas, Leviatán failed to get back to their rhythm in 2023, falling short in the Playoffs. On the bright side, they have prepared a solid roster to start their 2024 journey.

The organization was able to acquire LOUD’s former star player aspas, along with The Guard’s Ian “tex” Botsch and Evil Geniuses’ C0M. With new members and coaches, the expectations will rise as the Latin American squad embarks on its Americas Kickoff journey.

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All Teams Qualified for VCT 2024: Americas Kickoff
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