VCT 2024 announced with new Chinese league, Madrid and Shanghai Masters

VCT 2024 announced with new Chinese league, Madrid and Shanghai Masters
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Jack Marsh

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23rd Aug 2023 12:01

As the 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour comes to an almighty climax, with the four best teams in the world colliding in an epic finale, Riot Games has now revealed just where the VCT is heading next season.

This year, Riot opted to break into a VALORANT partnership-based league format, with a trifecta of regional divisions forming a three-pronged qualification process for Masters and Champions. It meant EMEA, Americas, and Pacific teams were pooled together.

This brand-new format to VCT is now being built upon, as the second Partnership-focused division will see a fourth league be added, with China earning a league of its own, also obtaining a Masters event in Shanghai.

VCT 2024 adds China as a fourth regional league

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Much due to the successes of the major teams in Riot's international events, China has now been added as a fourth league to VCT, where representatives will be guaranteed Masters spots.

It's not yet sure which teams will be included in the full list of partners, although the likes of EDward Gaming will continue its relationship with the VCT.

The format for the 2024 VCT campaign is now also set to change, as the KICK//OFF event has become regional, and there will be two Masters before Champions.

VCT 2024 boasts Masters in Madrid and Shanghai

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EMEA's top seed, Fnatic, is arguably the most dominant team throughout the entire season, with LOCK//IN and Masters Tokyo wins under its belt, Riot is bringing the next Masters back to Europe.

The first VCT 2024 Masters will be held in Madrid, as Riot announces its plans for the upcoming season. To coincide with China's addition as an official partnered league, a Masters will also be held in Shanghai.

There is no news as to where Champions 2024 will be held, but for the meantime, let's marvel at what the pros have in store for us to round off this season,

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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