VCT 2024 China Stage 1: Teams, Schedule, Format and More

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VCT 2024 China Stage 1: Teams, Schedule, Format and More

Check out the teams, schedule, format and viewer’s guide for VCT 2024 China Stage 1.


In 2023, Valorant had its first regional league events, where franchised rosters fought in the Americas, EMEA, and Pacific tournaments. After the game’s official launch in China, the region’s first-ever split will start on April 5, 2024, where we will witness over a month of exciting matches.

This stage of VCT China is going to collect the three best teams from the region for Masters Shanghai starting at the end of May. The second split for Champions qualification will take place after that.

Here is everything you need to know about VCT China Stage 1, including the tournament format, teams, prizes and an updated schedule.

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Stream – How to Watch

You can tune into the China League through the following official streams:

  • https://www.twitch.tv/valorantesports_cn
  • https://www.youtube.com/@VALORANTEsportsCN

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 – List of Teams

Eleven competing teams have been separated into two groups: Group Alpha and Group Omega. The teams in each group were randomly drawn from pots based on their performance at China Kickoff.

Group Alpha

  • EDward Gaming
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming
  • Bilibili Gaming
  • Nova Esports
  • Wolves Esports

Group Omega

  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Trace Esports
  • Titan Esports Club
  • JD Gaming
  • All Gamers
  • TYLOO

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 – Prize

The top three teams from the event will qualify for Masters Shanghai, with the winner securing 3 China Points to help with the Champions 2024 qualification.

  • 1st – Masters Shanghai Qualification (+3 China Points)
  • 2nd – Masters Shanghai Qualification
  • 3rd – Masters Shanghai Qualification

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 – Format

Five teams from Group Alpha and six from Group Omega will only meet the squads from the other group.

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Group Stage / Regular Season

There will be two round-robin groups to begin the Regular Season. Each Group Alpha squad will square off against each Group Omega team.

The best team of each group advances to the Upper Bracket Semifinals of the Playoffs, while the second and third-placed teams go to the Playoffs Knockout Round.

All Regular Season matchups will be best-of-three (Bo3) maps.

Playoffs

The Playoffs will begin with a Knockout Round, in which four teams (the second and third place holders from the Group Stage) will compete in a single-elimination format. Winners advance to the Upper tournament Semifinals, where they will compete in the Playoffs' double-elimination tournament.

The Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final matchups will be best-of-five (Bo5). The remainder of the games will be Bo3.

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 – Schedule

Stage 1 of the China Split will feature five weeks of Regular Season/Group Stage matches. The games will usually take place from Friday to Sunday. While most days will have two Bo3s, Day 2 of the tournament is going to have four matches to compensate for the single-match days of early May.

Regular Season

Day 1, Friday, April 5

  • Bilibili Gaming vs TYLOO – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Wolves Esports vs Titan Esports Club – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 2, Saturday, April 6

  • Dragon Ranger Gaming vs All Gamers – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Nova Esports vs Trace Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • EDward Gaming vs JD Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET
  • FunPlus Phoenix vs Wolves Esports – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 3, Friday, April 12

  • JD Gaming vs Nova Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • FunPlus Phoenix vs Dragon Ranger Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 4, Saturday, April 13

  • All Gamers vs Wolves Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Trace Esports vs Bilibili Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET
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Day 5, Sunday, April 14

  • Dragon Ranger Gaming vs Titan Esports Club – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • TYLOO vs EDward Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 6, Friday, April 19

  • Wolves Esports vs Trace Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Nova Esports vs FunPlus Phoenix – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 7, Saturday, April 20

  • Bilibili Gaming vs All Gamers – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming vs JD Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 8, Sunday, April 21

  • TYLOO vs Nova Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • EDward Gaming vs Titan Esports Club – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 9, Friday, April 26

  • Titan Esports Club vs Bilibili Gaming – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Trace Esports vs Dragon Ranger Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 10, Saturday, April 27

  • TYLOO vs Wolves Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • FunPlus Phoenix vs EDward Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 11, Sunday, April 28

  • All Gamers vs Nova Esports – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Bilibili Gaming vs JD Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 12, Thursday, May 2

  • EDward Gaming vs All Gamers – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 13, Friday, May 3

  • Wolves Esports vs JD Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 14, Saturday, May 4

  • Dragon Ranger Gaming vs TYLOO – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Bilibili Gaming vs FunPlus Phoenix – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

Day 15, Sunday, May 5

  • Wolves Esports vs Titan Esports Club – 02:00 PT / 05:00 ET / 10:00 CET
  • Trace Esports vs EDward Gaming – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 13:00 CET

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VCT 2024 China Stage 1: Teams, Schedule, Format and More
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