VCT 2024 China Stage 1 – Tournament Format & Guide

28 Mar 2024
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Tit Krajnik 28 Mar 2024
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  • VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: China Stage 1 kicks off on Friday, April 5, 2024
  • 11 Valorant esports teams
  • Three tickets for VCT Masters Shanghai
VCT 2024 China
VCT China
VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: China Stage 1 is set to kick off on April 5, 2024, as the second VCT China regional competition of the season. Like its counterparts in EMEA, the Americas, and the Pacific, it will act like a qualifying event for the VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai, welcoming the region’s top Valorant esports teams. 
  • When Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1?
  • Where Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1?
  • VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Format
  • Group Stage 
  • Playoffs 
  • VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Teams
  • What Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Prize Pool?
  • VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Betting Odds
  • Where To Bet on VCT 2024 China Stage 1?

As the biggest Chinese Valorant esports event of the year, the VCT 2024 China Stage 1 is well-covered by all online esports betting sites, including Stake.com.
Stake is a reliable and safe online betting site and one of the best sportsbooks for betting on Valorant. It offers competitive betting odds, good market coverage, and generous bonuses such as a welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.

When Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1?


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 will kick off on Friday, April 5, with the opening matches of the group stage. The event will run until May 12, when the top two teams will clash in the grand finals.

Where Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1?


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 will be held at Valo Arena in Shanghai, China.

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Format


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 will be played in two stages – the Group Stage and the Playoffs. The Group Stage will welcome all 11 teams, seeded into two groups (one group of five and one of six teams), where they’ll play cross-group BO3 matches.

The top three teams from each group will advance to playoffs, where a hybrid-elimination bracket will be in place, including a knockout stage and a single-elimination stage. All playoff matches will be played as best-of-three (BO3), except for the lower bracket final and grand final, which are best-of-five (BO5).

Group Stage 


  • 11 Valorant teams
  • Single Round-Robin groups
  • Group Alpha has five teams
  • Group Beta has six teams
  • Teams were seeded based on their VCT 2024 China Kickoff performances
  • Teams will play cross-group matches
  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3)
  • The top three teams from each group advance to playoffs
  • Winners receive a direct bye to the upper-bracket semifinals

Playoffs 


  • Six Valorant teams
  • Hybrid-elimination bracket
  • The playoffs will use a knockout stage and a single-elimination stage
  • Upper bracket semifinals and onwards are double-elimination
  • All matches, except for lower bracket finals and grand finals are BO3
  • Lower bracket finals and grand finals are played as best-of-five (Bo5)
  • The top three teams will get invited to VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Teams


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 will welcome 11 teams, like the Americas, EMEA, and Pacific leagues. The list will include ten partnered teams and Dragon Ranger Gaming, who qualified for the VCT 2024 China Stage 1 through Ascension.

  • EDward Gaming
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming
  • Trace Esports
  • BIlibili Gaming
  • Titan Esports Club
  • Nova Esports
  • JD Gaming
  • TYLOO
  • All Gamers
  • Wolves Esports

What Is VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Prize Pool?


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 doesn’t offer a prize pool but instead acts as a qualifying event for VCT 2024 Masters Shanghai – the second international Valorant esports tournament, which will kick off in late May.

VCT 2024 China Stage 1 Betting Odds


Esports betting sites have priced EDward Gaming as clear favourites to win VCT 2024 China Stage 1 at 1.50, ahead of FunPlus Phoenix (6.50), Trace Esports (7.00), and Bilibili Gaming (7.50), as the only teams priced at single digits.

Team
Odds
EDward Gaming1.50
FunPlus Phoenix6.50
Trace Esports7.00
Bilibili Gaming7.50
Wolves Esports21.00
Dragon Ranger23.00
Nova Esports34.00
TYLOO41.00
Titan Esports Club51.00
JD Gaming101.00
All Gamers201.00

On the other side, JD Gaming (101.00) and All Gamers (201.00) are priced as the biggest underdogs, with little to no chance of winning the tournament.

Where To Bet on VCT 2024 China Stage 1?


VCT 2024 China Stage 1 is the biggest regional Valorant esports tournament in China, and while it’s perceived to be weaker than its EMEA, Americas, and Pacific counterparts, it’s still a very popular competition among fans and esports bettors.

This explains why all online bookmakers who offer Valorant markets will cover VCT 2024 China Stage 1. That includes Stake.com, which is one of the top sportsbooks for betting on Valorant, with competitive betting odds, good market coverage and a generous welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.