The cover for the 2024 VCT Masters Madrid event.
Image via Riot Games

VCT Masters Madrid 2024: VALORANT schedule, bracket, scores

Soak in the sun.

The 2024 competitive VALORANT season is ramping up with several championship contenders and dark horse challengers alike, and they’re all poised to make a run for a title at VCT Masters Madrid.

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For the first time in the competitive VALORANT history, a major tier-one event will be held in Spain. At the tournament, eight of the best teams in the world will collide after earning their place as the dominant squads of their region. In Madrid, however, they’ll battle for supremacy at the first of three major international events of the year.

With North America defending the global crown after Evil Geniuses’ win at Champions 2023, the rest of the world has been starving for the opportunity to prove themselves worthy of lifting a trophy for their respective regions. Every player is hungry for glory, and at Masters Madrid, the restraints are off, and the fight is on.

How to watch VCT Masters Madrid 2024

The VCT Masters stage with a purple hue.
Locked in. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff via Riot Games

You can catch the broadcast on Riot Games’ official VALORANT channels on Twitch and YouTube. There will, however, be multiple other broadcasts in several languages from across the globe, along with a plethora of co-streamers so you can enjoy the festivities with your favorite content creator.

VCT Masters Madrid 2024 format

VCT Masters Madrid will take place from Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 24. It will be split into two stages to decide a winner: a Swiss stage and a traditional double-elimination playoff bracket.

Masters Madrid Swiss Stage format explained

To kick off the event, Riot will start the tournament with a Swiss-style format, which pits teams with the same record against each other in every round until two teams are eliminated. Longtime fans of Counter-Strike will be familiar with the Swiss stage format used at the Majors, but it’s quite easy to explain to those who don’t know.

In the first round, teams that finished in first place at their respective VCT Kickoff events will be seeded against the second-place teams, though there will be no matchups between teams of the same region in the first round. The winners of round one will move up to the 1-0 pool and play for a spot in playoffs, while the losers move down to the 0-1 pool and play to not be eliminated. The final 1-1 teams will then play each other in the last round for the final spots in playoffs. After round one, teams from the same region can be matched up against each other.

Afterward, the tournament will switch to a classic double-elimination style format for the playoffs until six teams eventually lead to one champion. There will also be a two-day break between the Swiss stage and the playoffs, giving players some much-needed breathing room to gather their senses and prepare for the next part of the tournament.

All participating teams at VCT Masters Madrid 2024

The number of slots at VCT Masters Madrid 2024.
Eight arrive, one remains. Image via Riot Games

The playing field at Masters Madrid will be comprised of the two best teams from the Americas, EMEA, China, and Pacific regions, equaling eight total organizations. These teams secured their spot by reaching the grand finals of their respective VCT Kickoff tournaments.

VCT AmericasVCT EMEAVCT ChinaVCT Pacific
1. Sentinels1. Karmine Corp1. EDward Gaming1. Gen.G
2. LOUD2. Team Heretics2. FunPlus Phoenix2. Paper Rex

VCT Masters Madrid schedule and scores

Full schedule for VCT Masters Madrid.
Two weeks of action. Image via Riot Games.

Here’s the full schedule and results for the VCT Masters Madrid tournament.

Playoffs

Thursday, March 21

  • 10am CT: Gen.G 2-0 Paper Rex
    • Gen.G win 13-8 on Split.
    • Gen.G win 13-9 on Lotus.
  • 1pm CT: Sentinels 2-1 LOUD
    • Sentinels win 13-4 on Split.
    • LOUD win 14-12 on Icebox.
    • Sentinels win 14-12 on Sunset.

Friday, March 22

  • 10am CT: Gen.G 2-1 Sentinels
    • Gen.G win 13-5 on Split.
    • Sentinels win 13-7 on Lotus.
    • Gen.G win 13-3 on Breeze.
    • Gen.G advance to grand final.
  • 1pm CT: Paper Rex 2-0 LOUD
    • Paper Rex win 13-11 on Ascent.
    • Paper Rex win 13-8 on Sunset.
    • Paper Rex advance to lower final, LOUD are eliminated.

Saturday, March 23

  • 10am CT: Sentinels 3-1 Paper Rex
    • Sentinels win 14-12 on Lotus.
    • Sentinels win 13-6 on Ascent.
    • PRX win 13-5 on Split.
    • Sentinels win 13-3 on Sunset.
    • Sentinels advance to grand final, Paper Rex are eliminated.

Sunday, March 24

  • 11am CT: Sentinels 3-2 Gen.G
    • Gen.G win 13-8 on Breeze.
    • Sentinels win 14-12 on Bind.
    • Gen.G win 13-8 on Ascent.
    • Sentinels win 13-10 on Split.
    • Sentinels win 13-6 on Icebox.
    • Sentinels win Masters Madrid.

Group stage

Thursday, March 14

  • 10am CT: Karmine Corp 2-0 FunPlus Phoenix
    • KC win Icebox, 13-8.
    • KC win Lotus, 13-0.
  • 1pm CT: Gen.G 2-1 LOUD
    • Gen.G win Icebox, 13-11.
    • LOUD win Breeze, 13-8.
    • Gen.G win Ascent, 13-5.

Friday, March 15

  • 10am CT: EDward Gaming 2-1 Paper Rex
    • PRX win 13-8 on Sunset.
    • EDG win 13-9 on Bind.
    • EDG win 13-9 on Split.
  • 1pm CT: Sentinels 2-1 Team Heretics
    • Sentinels win 13-9 on Lotus.
    • Heretics win 13-5 on Sunset.
    • Sentinels win 13-11 on Bind.

Saturday, March 16

  • 10am CT: Sentinels 2-0 Karmine Corp
    • Sentinels win 13-8 on Split.
    • Sentinels win 13-11 on Lotus.
    • Sentinels advance to playoffs.
  • 1pm CT: Gen.G 2-1 EDward Gaming
    • EDG win 13-8 on Icebox.
    • Gen.G win 13-5 on Split.
    • Gen.G win 13-6 on Breeze.
    • Gen.G advance to playoffs.

Sunday, March 17

  • 10am CT: LOUD 2-0 FunPlus Phoenix
    • LOUD win 13-5 on Sunset.
    • LOUD win 13-11 on Breeze.
    • FunPlus Phoenix is eliminated.
  • 1pm CT: Paper Rex 2-1 Team Heretics
    • PRX win 13-10 on Sunset.
    • TH win 13-10 on Lotus.
    • PRX win 13-7 on Split.
    • Team Heretics is eliminated.

Monday, March 18 – Times to be confirmed

  • 10am CT: LOUD 2-0 EDward Gaming
    • LOUD win 13-2 on Icebox.
    • LOUD win 13-3 on Sunset.
    • LOUD advance to playoffs, EDG is eliminated.
  • 1pm CT: Paper Rex 2-1 Karmine Corp
    • PRX win 13-10 on Bind.
    • KC win 13-6 on Lotus.
    • PRX win 14-12 on Ascent.
    • Paper Rex advance to playoffs, Karmine Corp is eliminated.

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