Sentinels claim VCT Americas Kickoff crown: Final placements and recap

Declan Mclaughlin

The 2024 Valorant esports season started with kickoff tournament in all four international leagues with the top two teams from each qualifying for the first international event of the year, Masters Madrid. Here is the final breakdown of the Americas Kickoff, featuring placements and more.

Sentinels have defied all odds, as the well-known Valorant org took the crown of the 2024 VCT Americas Kickoff Champion. The newly retooled roster took down LOUD in the Grand Finals rematch 3-2, although the scoreline doesn’t indicate how dominant Sentinels looked as they jumped up to a 2-0 lead.

The crowning achievement marks an outstanding feat for Sentinels, who were in group B, aka the “Group of Death,” featuring Leviatán, LOUD, and the rebuilt 100 Thieves.

Sentinels now holds the higher seed heading into Masters Madrid and earned themselves 3 Championship Points which will boost their push for the final event of the Valorant year.

With that in mind, VCT Americas is finally complete, and below are the full standings and results.

LOUD won the VCT Americas Playoffs in 2023.


VCT Americas Kickoff: Final Standings

PlacementTeamQualifies to
1SentinelsMasters Madrid
2LOUDMasters Madrid
3-4Evil Geniuses
5G2 Esports
KRÜ Esports
10-11FURIA Esports
100 Thieves

VCT Americas Kickoff: Stream and VODS

The VCT Americas Kickoff tournament was streamed on the league’s Twitch and YouTube. We’ve embedded a YouTube video of the first map below for your convenience.

VCT Americas Kickoff: Schedule

VCT Americas took place from February 16 to March 3. All matches were played in the same venue, the Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles, California.

The dates for each stage of the Kickoff can be found below:

  • Group Stage: February 16-25
  • Play-In: February 26
  • Playoffs: March 2-3

VCT Americas Kickoff: Results

Playoffs: March 2-3

Day 9: March 2

SemifinalsEG 1-2 LOUD2 PM5 PM10 PM
SemifinalsNRG 1-2 Sentinels5 PM8 PM1 AM

Day 10: March 3

Grand FinalsLOUD 2-3 Sentinels2 PM5 PM10 PM

Play-In: February 26

Day 8: February 26

Play-insMIBR 0-2 Sentinels12 PM3 PM8 PM
Play-insMIBR 2-1 G23 PM6 PM11 PM
Play-insSentinels 1-2 G26 PM9 PM1 AM

Group Stage: February 16-24

Group A

1NRG Esports2-0

Group B

4100 Thieves0-2

Group C

1Evil Geniuses1-0
2G2 1-1

Day 1: February 16

Group A Round 1NRG 2-0 FURIA2 PM5 PM10 PM
Group A Round 1Cloud9 2-1 MIBR5 PM8 PM12 AM

Day 2: February 17

Group B Round 1LOUD 2-0 Sentinels2 PM5 PM10 PM
Group B Round 1Leviatán 2-1 100 Thieves5 PM8 PM12 AM

Day 3: February 18

Group C Round 1KRU 1-2 G22 PM5 PM10 PM

Day 4: February 19

Group A Round 1 LosersFURIA 0-2 MIBR2 PM5 PM10 PM
Group B Round 1 LosersSentinels 2-1 100 Thieves5 PM8 PM12 AM

Day 5: February 23

Group A Round 2Cloud9 0-2 NRG2 PM5 PM10 PM
Group B Round 2LOUD 2-1 Leviatán5 PM8 PM12 AM

Day 6: February 24

Group C Round 2EG 2-0 G2 2 PM5 PM10 PM

Day 7: February 25

Group A Round 2 LosersMIBR 2-0 Cloud912 PM3 PM8 PM
Group B Round 2 LosersSentinels 2-1 Leviatán3 PM6 PM11 PM
Group C Round 2 LosersKRU 0-2 G26 PM9 PM1 AM

VCT Americas Kickoff: Format

All 11 teams were seeded and split into three groups, but only one group featured three teams. The highest-placing team from Valorant Champions 2023, in VCT America’s case Evil Geniuses, was placed in the group of three with a bye to the second round.

The remaining teams were seeded based on 2023 performance and drawn into the remaining slots. The group stage featured a double-elimination bracket with best-of-three matches. The top two teams from each group moved on to the next stage.

The second-place teams from each group faced off in a Play-In Stage and played each other once with the team with the best record moving on to the Playoff Stage with the top teams from each group.

The Playoff Stage crowned two representatives for the league at Masters Madrid through a single elimination bracket.

VCT Americas Kickoff: Teams

Team rosters are not final as the transfer window is still open, and some teams have yet to announce their full rosters. However, most of these teams have been practicing for months during the off-season and should be locked in for at least this tournament.

This event will also be the first to feature G2 Esports, who were promoted into the league via the Ascension tournament.

Team Players
100 Thieves Asuna, bang, Cryocells, eeiu, Boostio
Cloud9 jakee, Xeppaa, OXY, vanity, wippie
Evil Geniuses jawgemo, TBD, C0M, Screwface, TBD
FURIA Esports Khalil, mwzera, kon4n, liazzi, havoc
KRÜ Esports Melser, Shyy, mta, keznit, Klaus
Leviatán kiNgg, Mazino, aspas, tex, TBD
LOUD Less, Saadhak, cauanzin, tuyz, qck
MIBR Jzz, frz, RgLM, Mazin, Artzin
NRG Esports crashies, Victor, Demon1, Ethan, Marved
Sentinels zekken, Sacy, TenZ, johnqt, pANcada
G2 Esports JonahP, net, trent, valyn, leaf

About The Author

Based in Indiana, Declan McLaughlin is an esports reporter for Dexerto Esports covering Valorant, LoL and anything else that pops up. Previously an editor and reporter at Upcomer, Declan is often found reading investigative stories or trying to do investigations himself. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University. You can contact him at