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VCT 2024 Masters Madrid – Tournament Format & Guide

13 Mar 2024
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  • VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid kicks off on Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • 8 Valorant esports teams
  • $500,000 prize pool
VCT Masters Madrid
VCT 2024 Masters Madrid
VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid is an upcoming Valorant esports tournament and the first international event of the 2024 season. It’ll take place in Madrid, Spain and welcome eight Valorant teams from four VCT regions, who’ll fight for the lion’s share of the prize pool and VCT Points.
  • When Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?
  • Where Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?
  • VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Format
  • VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Teams
  • What Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Prize Pool?
  • VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Betting Odds
  • Where To Bet on VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?

As the biggest Valorant esports tournament of the year so far, VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid is bound to draw a lot of attention from esports fans and punters alike, and it’s extremely well covered by all bookmakers who offer esports betting markets.
That includes Stake.com, which is one of the best bookmakers for betting on esports, offering competitive Valorant betting odds, good market coverage, and generous bonuses, including a welcome bonus of up to $3,0000 with promo code NEWBONUS.

When Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?


VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid will kick off with the first round of matches on Thursday, March 14, 2024. The tournament will run for just over one week, culminating with the grand finals on March 24, 2024.

Where Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?


VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid will take place at Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. It’ll be the first international VCT tournament to be hosted in Spain and the first event in Europe since the VCT 2022 Stage 2 Masters, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Format


VCT 2024 Masters Madrid will use a Swiss System format for the first stage of the tournament, with all eight teams starting the event in the same group. All matches will be played as best-of-three, with the teams who reach two wins advancing to the playoffs. Meanwhile, the teams who lose two series will get eliminated.

The playoffs will welcome four squads, who will be seeded into a double-elimination bracket. The 2-0 teams will get seeded against a team with a 2-1 record from the first round and all matches excluding the lower final and grand final are best-of-three. The lower final and grand final will be played as best-of-five.

Swiss Stage (March 14-18)


  • Eight Valorant teams
  • All matches are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • All Round 1 games are between teams from a different region
  • Rounds 2-3 are seeded based on each team win-loss record
  • Teams that win two series advance to the playoffs
  • Teams that lose two series get eliminated

Playoffs (March 21-24)


  • Four Valorant teams
  • Double-elimination bracket
  • Teams with a 2-0 record get paired with teams with a 2-1 record
  • All matches, except for the lower bracket final and grand final are best-of-three (Bo3)
  • The grand final and lower bracket final are best-of-five (Bo5)

VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Teams


VCT 2024 Masters Madrid will be the first global Valorant esports tournament to welcome just eight teams, which includes two squads from EMEA, the Americas, the Pacific, and China. The list of participating teams includes the champions and runners-up of their respective regional Kickoff events.

  • Sentinels – VCT Americas
  • LOUD – VCT Americas
  • Gen.G – VCT Pacific
  • Paper Rex – VCT Pacific
  • Karmine Corp – VCT EMEA
  • Team Heretics – VCT EMEA
  • EDward Gaming – VCT China
  • FunPlus Phoenix – VCT China

What Is VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Prize Pool?


VCT 2024 Masters Madrid will offer a $500,000 prize pool in addition to three VCT Points for the champion, with the prize pool divided among all eight participating teams depending on their final placement.

The champions will take home half of the total pot, while the two teams who get eliminated with a 0-2 record will receive a $10,000 consolation prize each.

  • Champions - $250,000
  • Runners-up - $100,000
  • 3rd-place - $65,000
  • 4th-place - $35,000
  • 5th-6th - $15,000
  • 7th-8th - $10,000

VCT 2024 Masters Madrid Betting Odds


VCT 2024 Masters Madrid is the first international Valorant esports tournament of the year, welcoming teams who’ve made significant roster changes ahead of the VCT 2024 season. Still, while the participating squads have yet to appear in a global event, the esports betting sites have made it very clear which teams are expected to do well.

LOUD are currently priced as the main favourites to win VCT 2024 Masters Madrid, priced at 3.50 on the outright betting markets, ahead of their regional rivals, Sentinels, at 3.75. Paper Rex (6.50) and Karmine Corp (7.00) sit close behind, ahead of Team Heretics (8.50), EDward Gaming (8.50), and Gen.G (9.00), while FunPlus Phoenix are priced as the biggest outsiders at 76.00.

  • LOUD – 3.50
  • Sentinels – 3.75
  • Paper Rex – 6.50
  • Karmine Corp – 7.00
  • Team Heretics – 8.50
  • EDward Gaming – 8.50
  • Gen.G – 9.00
  • FunPlus Phoenix – 76.00

Where To Bet on VCT 2024 Masters Madrid?


VALORANT Champions Tour 2024: Masters Madrid is the most important Valorant esports tournament so far this season and the first international event of VCT 2024. As such, it’s well-covered by all bookmakers that offer esports betting markets, which includes Stake.com, one of the best betting sites for Valorant punters.

Stake offers competitive betting odds, good market coverage, and generous betting bonuses and promotions for esports bettors. That includes a welcome bonus of up to $3,000 with promo code NEWBONUS.