VCT 2024: China Stage 2 – Tournament Format & Guide

14 Jun 2024
Tit Krajnik 14 Jun 2024
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  • VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024: China Stage 2 starts Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 11 Valorant esports teams
  • Top three teams qualify for VALORANT Champions 2024
VCT 2024 China Stage 2
VCT 2024: China Stage 2
VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2024 China Stage 2 is the second and final stage of the Chinese Valorant esports league. It will welcome 11 Valorant teams, who’ll compete for the VCT China trophy and one of three tickets leading to the VALORANT Champions 2023.

As Chinese top Valorant esports league, VCT 2024: China Stage 2 tends to get a lot of attention from Valorant fans and esports bettors alike. So it’s not a surprise that it’s well covered by all of the best online bookmakers, including Stake, which is one of the best bookmakers for betting on esports.
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When is VCT 2024: China Stage 2?

VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2 is set to begin on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with the first round of the group stage. The competition will run until Sunday, July 21, when the top two squads will face off in the grand final for the VCT 2024: Pacific Stage 2 trophy. 

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 Format

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 will use a slightly changed format from Stage 1, introducing the same changes as other VCT leagues.

In the second stage, all 11 participating teams were seeded into the same two groups (Alpha and Omega). However, this time, there will be no cross-group play. Instead, the group stage will use a single round-robin format with all matches being best-of-three (BO3).

The top six teams from overall score from Stage 1 and Stage 2 will advance to the playoffs.
The playoffs will use a hybrid-elimination bracket, where all knockout round games are single-elimination, and all matches from upper bracket semifinals onwards are double-elimination.

Group Stage (June 15 – July 7)

  • 11 Valorant esports teams
  • Two groups – Group Alpha (5 teams) and Group Omega (6 teams)
  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3)
  • Single-round robin
  • Records from Stage 1 carry over
  • The combined group stage record from both stages will determine six teams that proceed to the playoffs

Playoffs (July 17-21)

  • Six Valorant esports teams
  • Hybrid-elimination bracket
  • Knockout round is single-elimination
  • Double-elimination from upper bracket semifinals onwards
  • All matches are best-of-three (BO3), except for the lower bracket final and the grand final
  • The lower bracket final and the grand final are best-of-five (BO5)
  • The top three teams receive invites to VALORANT Champion 2024

VCT 2024: China Stage 1 Standings

To determine the VCT 2024: China Stage 2 playoff steams, records from both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be used, regardless of group.

Heading into VCT 2024: China Stage 2, FunPlus Phoenix (5-0) are the only team with a perfect record, before EDward Gaming who are 5-1. Those are also the only two teams who have managed to win more than three games in the first stage, albeit there is just one squad (JD Gaming) who managed to win just one.

FunPlus Phoenix5-0
EDward Gaming5-1
Trace Esports3-2
All Gamers3-2
Dragon Ranger Gaming3-3
Titan Esports Club2-3
Nova Esports2-4
Bilibili Gaming2-4
Wolves Esports2-4
JD Gaming1-4

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 Teams

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 will welcome 11 Valorant esports teams - the same 11 teams who competed in the first stage of the split. The squads were also seeded into the same groups as in stage one; however, in VCT 2024: China Stage 2, there will be no cross-group play.

Group Alpha

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

Group Omega

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

What Is the VCT 2024: China Stage 2 Prize Pool?

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 is a regional Valorant esports league and doesn’t offer any prize pool. It serves as a tournament to determine the top squads from the region who will be sent to the VALORANT Champions 2024, where they’ll represent VCT China.

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 Betting Odds

VCT 2024: China Stage 2 outright betting markets are already available on the best esports bookmakers. From the available offer, it’s easy to see that VCT 2024: China Stage 2 will be a very top-heavy competition, as was the case in the first stage.

EDward Gaming1.80
FunPlus Phoenix2.75
Trace Esports11.00
Bilibili Gaming17.00
Dragon Ranger Gaming19.00
Wolves Esports23.00
Nova Esports26.00
All Gamers34.00
Titan Esports Club51.00
JD Gaming81.00

According to the outright betting odds, EDward Gaming (1.80) are the clear favourites to win the league followed by FunPlus Phoenix (2.75), who are the only team considered to pose any serious threat to EDG and their title ambitions.

Trace Esports are the third favourites at 11.00, ahead of Bilibili Gaming (17.00), Dragon Ranger Gaming (19.00), Wolves Esports (23.00), and Nova Esports (26.00). All Gamers are one of the four lowest-priced teams at 34.00, ahead of TYLOO (34.00), Titan Esports Club (51.00), and JD Gaming (81.00) as complete outsiders.

Where To Bet on VCT 2024: China Stage 2?

Although not as strong as the remaining VCT leagues, VCT 2024: China Stage 2 is still very popular among esports fans, especially bettors, who are after excellent betting opportunities. So, it comes as no surprise that all bookmakers, including, offer VCT 2024: China Stage 2 betting markets.

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