VCT China Kickoff: Stream, teams and more

Declan Mclaughlin
EDward Gaming ZmjjKK

The 2024 Valorant esports season is starting with a 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 all you need to know about VCT China

As the 2023 VCT season comes down with a bang with Evil Geniuses winning their rings, it saw China make huge strides. With EDward Gaming winning the region’s first series, and subsequently them and Bilibili Gaming stunning the world at Champions. And both of them are in the newly formed VCT China league.

Instead of having a kickoff tournament featuring every team in the VCT league ecosystem, each VCT league is going to hold its own kickoff tournaments. The top two teams from each 11-team league will then travel to Masters Madrid for the first major tournament of the year.

VCT China
The 2023 Valorant Champions stage.

Below is everything we know so far about the VCT China kickoff tournament including where to watch, the teams participating, and the start date.


VCT China Kickoff: Stream

The VCT Pacific Kickoff tournament will be streamed on the league’s Twitch and YouTube. We’ve embedded the Twitch stream below for your convenience.

VCT China Kickoff: Format

All 11 teams will be seeded and split into three groups, meaning one group will feature only three teams. The highest-placing team from Valorant Champions 2023, in VCT China’s case EDward Gaming, will be placed in the group of three with a bye to the second round.

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

The second-place teams from each group will face off in a Play-In Stage and play 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 will then crown two representatives for the league at Masters Madrid through a single elimination bracket.

VCT China Kickoff: Schedule

VCT China will start its Kickoff tournament on February 22 and conclude on March 2 with its Grand Finals concluding. Schedule is as follows:

  • Group Stage: February 22-26
  • Play-In: February 27
  • Playoffs: March 1-2

VCT China Kickoff: Results

Group Stage: February 22-26

Group A

1FunPlus Phoenix2-0
2Trace Esports1-1
3Nova Esports1-1

Group B

1Dragon Ranger Gaming2-0
2Titan Esport Club1-1
3JD Gaming1-1
4All Gamers0-2

Group C

1EDward Gaming1-0
2Wolves Esports1-1
3Bilibili Gaming 0-1

Day 1: February 22

Group A Round 1Trace 2-0 TYLOO1 AM4 AM9 AM
Group A Round 1FPX 2-0 Nova4 AM7 AM12 PM

Day 2: February 23

Group B Round 1JDG 0-2 TEC10 PM1 AM6 AM
Group B Round 1DRG 2-0 AG1 AM4 AM9 AM
Group C Round 1BLG 0-2 WOL4 AM7 AM12 PM

Day 3: February 24

Group A Round 3TYLOO 0-2 Nova10 PM1 AM6 AM
Group B Round 3JDG 2-0 AG4 AM7 AM12 PM

Day 4: February 25

Group A Round 2Trace 1-2 FPX10 PM1 AM6 AM
Group B Round 2Titan 1-2 DRG1 AM4 AM9 AM
Group C Round 2EDG 2-1 Wolves4 AM7 AM12 PM

Day 5: February 26

Group A Round 4Trace 2-0 Nova11 PM1 AM6 AM
Group B Round 4Titan 2-1 JD2 AM4 AM9 AM
Group C Round 3Wolves 0-2 BLG5 AM7 AM12 PM

Play-In: February 27

Day 6: February 27

Play-insTrace 2-1 TEC10 PM1 AM6 AM
Play-insBLG 2-0 TEC1 AM4 AM9 AM
Play-insBLG 1-2 Trace4 AM7 AM12 PM

Playoffs: March 1-2

Day 7: March 1

SemifinalsFPX 2-0 DRG1 AM4 AM9 AM
SemifinalsEDG 2-0 Trace3 AM6 AM11 PM

Day 8: March 2

Grand FinalsFPX vs EDG1 AM4 AM9 AM

VCT China Kickoff: Teams

Team rosters are not final as the transfer window is still open, and some teams have yet to announce their starting 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 be the first VCT China event ever as the 10 invited, with Dragon Ranger Gaming being promoted into the league via the Ascension tournament.

Team Players
All Gamers Bunt, delb, Monk, Spitfires, sword9
Bilibili Gaming whzy, Biank, Knight, yosemite, B3Ar
EDward Gaming Haodong, CHICHOO, nobody, ZmjjKK, Smoggy
FunPlusPhoenix AAAAY, BerLIN, Lysoar, Autumn, Life
JD Gaming YiHao, Viva, MarT1n, stew, jkuro
Nova Esports o0o0o, OBONE, PangH, cb, GuanG
TYLOO LuoK1ng, Ninebody, AAK, ICE, hfmi0dzjc9z7
Titan Esports Club B1ack, qiuye, Shameless, Sztwo, Abo
Trace Esports FengF, Flex1n, HeiB, YoU, Kai
Wolves Esports aluba, COLDFISH, pl1xx, Spring, Yuicaw
Dragon Ranger Gaming TvirusLuke, Nicc, vo0kashu, Dingwei, TZH

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