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The 2024 Valorant Champions Tour Circuit: A Guide

A new year of VCT awaits us – here are the key dates and structure of the world-famous tournament so VALORANT fans can follow along.

While casuals come and go, professional VALORANT esports players never stop practicing – and a new goal has reinvigorated these teams to chase victory. Rosters are shifting, the meta is changing and a new Episode of VALORANT has coincided with the new year to shake everything up. The 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour circuit will soon begin and bring many memories, plot twists and impressive plays. 

Aspiring VALORANT Champions teams have a long and exciting road ahead of them – let’s follow along and examine the vital information about the 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour.

Tournament Format

Teams first progress through several preliminary divisions to enter the final VALORANT Champions 2024 tournament. The first is VALORANT Challengers, a semi-pro league that pits the best teams from each geographic region against each other. The top Challengers team in each of the main VALORANT regions (EMEA, Pacific, Americas and China) will compete in Ascension, where the winners of each Ascension tournament gain the ability to participate in the following year’s pro VCT circuit.

Regions for VCT Challengers 2024

Meanwhile, RIOT has pre-approved ten teams from each VALORANT region within the existing pro circuit to compete. These are known as Partnered Teams and contain some of the top VALORANT players around the world. Partnered Teams duel it out in their Leagues until only the top three remain – these will continue to the Masters and Champions tournaments.

If International League teams do not qualify for VALORANT Champions 2024, all hope is not lost – they can enter the Last Chance qualifiers and attempt to earn the final Champions spots!

Game Changers, a RIOT-official tournament for women and marginalized genders aiming to progress VALORANT esports towards a co-ed future, also occurs during the 2024 season. Game Changers consists of periodic regional tournaments culminating in a Game Changers World Championship at the end of the year.

Important Dates

These are the dates to watch for as the Valorant Champions Tour tournament progresses:

  • January 15th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 East: Surge Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Portugal: Tempest Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Spain: Rising Split 1
  • January 20th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 France: Revolution Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Turkey: Birlik Split 1
  • January 24th: VALORANT Challengers Indonesia 2024: Split 1\
  • January 27th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 Italy: Rinascimento Split 1
  • January 31st: VALORANT Challengers Hong Kong and Taiwan 2024: Split 1
  • February 1st: VALORANT Challengers 2024: LAN Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024: LAS Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Northern Europe: Polaris Split 1
  • February 3rd: VALORANT Challengers Japan 2024: Split 1
  • February 10th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 DACH: Evolution Split 1
  • February 14th: VALORANT Challengers Brazil 2024: Split 1
  • February 17th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 MENA: Resilience Split 1 - GCC and Iraq; VALORANT Challengers 2024 MENA: Resilience Split 1 - Levant and North Africa; VALORANT Challengers Malaysia & Singapore 2024: Split 1
  • February 28th: VALORANT Challengers Korea 2024: Split 1
  • March 1st: VALORANT Challengers 2024 Spain: Rising Split 1 - Descent Phase
  • March 14th: VCT 2024: Masters Madrid
  • May 1st: VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai
  • May 15th: VALORANT Challengers Hong Kong and Taiwan 2024: Split 2
  • May 20th: VALORANT Challengers Japan 2024: Split 2
  • August 1st: VALORANT Champions 2024

What teams and rosters are competing in VCT 2024?

With many rosters shifting from 2023 to 2024, here’s an updated list of the Partnered Teams and their current rosters that will compete in the 2024 season.


100 Thieves: Asuna, bang, Cryocells, eeiu, Boostio

Cloud 9: Xeppaa, jakee, OXY, vanity, wippie

FURIA Esports: Khalil, mwzera, havoc, kon4n, liazzi

KRÜ Esports: Klaus, Melser, keznit, mta, Shyy

Leviatán: kiNgg, Melser, keznit, mta, Shyy

LOUD: Less, Saadhak, cauanzin, tuyz, qck

MIBR: jzz, frz, RgLM, artzin, mazin

NRG: crashies, Victor, Demon1, Ethan, Marved

Sentinels: zekken, pANcada, Sacy, TenZ, johnqt, Zellsis

G2 Esports: JonahP, neT, trent, valyn, leaf


All Gamers

Bilibili Gaming: rin, whz, Biank, Knight, yosemite, Levius

EDward Gaming: Haodong, CHICHOO, nobody, ZmjjKK, Smoggy, Muggle

FunPlus Phoenix: AAAAY, BerLIN, TZH, Lysoar, Autumn

JD Gaming: Faraway, Z1Yan, jNwOw, S1mon, Vici, Nearley

Nova Esports: o0oNe, OBONE, PangH, 1Ezier, cb, JL

Titan Esports Club: B1ack, Kawaii, qiuye, Shameless, Abo, ADe, XTian

Trace Esports: FengF, Flex1n, HeiB, YoU, Kai, dynamite

TYLOO: SORRYMYBAD, LuoK1ng, ninebody, AakRR, ICE, slowly

Wolves Esports

Dragon Ranger Gaming: Nicc, Tvirus Luke, vo0kashu, WudiYuChEn, Dingwei, Zeno

EMEA Teams

All Gamers

BBL Esports: AsLanM4shadoW, QutionerX, Brave, Elite, pAura, reazy, lauress

Fnatic: Boaster, Derke, Leo, Alfajer, Chronicle

FUT Esports: qRaxs, MrFaliN, ATA KAPTAN, yetujey, cNed

Karmine Corp: Shin, Magnum, marteen, N4RR4TE, tomaszy

KOI: koldamenta, Sheydos, trexx, starxo

Natus Vincere: Ange1, SUYGETSU, Shao, Zyppan, ardiis

Team Heretics: Boo, benjyfishy, MiniBoo, RieNs, Wo0t, paTiTek

Team Liquid: Jamppi, nAts, Enzo, Keiko, Mistic, Harmii

Team Vitality: ceNder, runneR, Kicks, Sayf, BONECOLD

Gentle Mates: beyAz, logaN, nataNK, TakaS, Wailers

GIANTX: Cloud, Fit1nho, hoody, nukkye, Edgar


DetonatioN FocusMe: Anthem, Suggest, JoXJo, Meiy, neth, popogachi, SSeeS

DRX: BuZz, MaKo, stax, Foxy9, Flashback

Gen.G Esports: Meteor, t3xture, Lakia, Munchkin, Karon

Global Esports: Lightningfast, Benkai, Russ, blaZek1ng, polvi, skillZ

Paper Rex: d4v41, f0rsakeN, mindfreak, something, Monyet, Jinggg

Rex Regum Qeon: 2geMONSTAH , xffero, fl1pzjder, Lmemore, Estrella, Jemkin

T1: xeta, Sayaplayer, Carpe, iZu, xccurate, Rossy

Talon Esports: Crws, JitboyS, ban, Governor, lenne

Team Secret: BORKUM, JessieVash, Jremy, invy, NDG

ZETA DIVISION: Laz, Dep, SugarZ3ro, hiroronn, Yuran

Bleed Esports: DerYeon, crazyguy, sScary, Egoist, yay

What notable changes have occurred in the 2024 Valorant Champions Tour circuit?

Although the 2024 season has just begun, teams are already restructuring and beginning practice. Most notably, C0M, Screwface and Boostio left Evil Geniuses on January 8th after a stellar 2023 season and VALORANT Champions victory. This shakeup and loss of a tried-and-true in-game leader, plus cohesive and skilled teammates, will majorly affect the team. IGL Boostio, who has joined 100 Thieves, is set to guide new teammates Asuna, bang, Cryocells and eeiu in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Former Evil Geniuses teammate C0M has revealed a move to Argentinean powerhouse team Leviatán. Superstar Jett main Aspas has departed LOUD to join Leviatán as well.

VALORANT’s 2024 Champions Tour will be a wild ride. The new Outlaw weapon, major Killjoy and Deadlock changes and increased presence of Chinese teams promise a year of competition unlike any before. Stay tuned for further updates on the VALORANT Champions Tour circuit and the pro players who continue to inspire the VALORANT community.