VCT EMEA Kickoff is just around the corner and Valorant fans are very excited to witness their favourite team in the new VALORANT esports season. They are excited to explore every aspect of the VCT EMEA Kickoff 2024 after major changes were made during the Valorant Esports of Champions 2023.
In this article, we are going talk about the release date, time, format and everything you need to know about VCT EMEA Kickoff 2024.
VCT EMEA Kickoff Teams and Groups
The list of all the teams with their respective taking part in the upcoming VCT EMEA Kickoff 2024 is as follows:
Group A – Team Heretics, GIANTX, Karmine Corps, FUT Esports
Group B – KOI, Team Liquid, NAVI, BBL Esports
Group C – Fnatic, Vitality, Gentle Mates
With a total of 11 competing teams this year, the spotlight is on last year’s Ascension champions, Gentle Mates, who have now ascended to the VCT EMEA. Maintaining continuity, they will field the same five players we witnessed during the VCT Challengers and VCT Ascension EMEA 2023.
VCT EMEA Format and Schedule
The tournament is scheduled to begin on February 20, 2024, and runs through March 1, 2024.
In the upcoming VCT EMEA Kickoff, the 11 teams will compete in groups using a double-elimination format. Fnatic, as last year’s top performer, gets a free pass in the first round and needs just one win to enter the Playoffs.
The group winners go straight to the Playoffs, while the second-placed teams face a Play-in Stage.
The three second-placed teams play against each other, and the one with the best results moves on to the Playoffs.
The four teams in the Playoffs compete in a knockout format. The team from the Play-in Stage is placed on the opposite side of the bracket from their original group rival.
The top two teams from the Playoffs qualify for Masters Madrid, the first international tournament of 2024. The winner not only gets three Championship Points but also gets a better seeding in Madrid.
Where to watch?
The Riot Games Arena in Berlin, Germany is the venue where the competition is scheduled to take place. By checking into the official EMEA region channels on YouTube and Twitch, fans can take in all of the thrill and action of the event from the comfort of their own homes.