VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff: Teams, Schedule and More

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff: Teams, Schedule and More

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Here’s everything you need to know about VCT 2024: EMEA Kickoff, including information about the teams, format and an updated schedule

Berlin’s Riot Games Arena is ready to feature the second EMEA League since Valorant’s franchising. With 11 teams, the EMEA Kickoff will start on February 20. Things will be much different this time compared to 2023, as the month-long round-robin format will be replaced by GSL groups, making the tournament much shorter. 

Teams will be fighting for a spot in the upcoming Masters Madrid as well as EMEA Points that will help them secure slots in this year’s Champions event. Here’s your viewer guide for the 2024 EMEA League:

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff Stream – How to Watch

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


VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff – List of Teams

All ten teams from the 2023 season will reappear, with one newcomer from EMEA Ascension. Here are the 11 teams competing in the EMEA Kickoff

  • Karmine Corp
  • KOI
  • NAVI
  • Team Heretics
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Vitality
  • BBL Esports
  • FUT Esports
  • Gentle Mates

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff – Prize 

The top two teams from the event will qualify for Masters Madrid, with the winner securing 3 EMEA Points. 

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff – Format

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff: Teams, Schedule and More
Credit: Riot Games

This year’s league structure differs significantly from 2023’s round-robin matches. The format has become slightly more complicated, with 11 teams in the competition. The Kickoff will start with a Group Stage, followed by a Play-In stage and Playoffs. 

Group Stage

There will be three GSL groups at this level. The top teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. The second best will have to compete in the Play-In stage. 

Out of the three groups, two will feature four teams apiece. The third group will have three teams to accommodate the league’s 11 teams. 

FNATIC, the best EMEA team at Champions 2023, will receive a bye in Group C due to their performance last year. As a result, winning only one match will qualify them for the Playoffs. 


The second-place squads from each of the three groups will proceed to the Play-In stage. In Play-In, the three squads will compete in a round-robin style. The top roster will make it to the playoffs.


Four eligible teams from the Group Stage and Playoffs will participate in the Playoffs, which will be a single-elimination bracket. 

VCT 2024 EMEA Kickoff – Schedule

Unlike the previous year, the 2024 EMEA League will span just over a week. Most days will include 2-3 matchups, beginning at 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 14:00 CET or 08:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 17:00 CET, respectively. Here’s an updated schedule of results and future matches:

Group Stage

Day 1, Tuesday, February 20

  • FUT Esports vs Team Heretics – 08:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 17:00 CET
  • GIANTX vs Karmine Corp – 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET / 20:00 CET

Day 2, Wednesday, February 21

  • Natus Vincere vs BBL Esports – 05:00 PT / 08:00 ET / 14:00 CET
  • Team Liquid vs KOI – 08:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 17:00 CET
  • Team Vitality vs Gentle Mates – 11:00 PT / 14:00 ET / 20:00 CET

Day 3, Thursday, February 22

  • TBA vs TBA – TBA
  • TBA vs TBA – TBA

Day 4, Friday, February 23

  • TBA vs TBA – TBA
  • TBA vs TBA – TBA
  • TBA vs TBA – TBA

The rest of the schedule will be updated as the event progresses.

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