Updated: February 26

The VCT Pacific Kickoff event marks the grand return of Valorant esports and the Valorant Champions Tour to Asia, beginning on February 17. Eleven partnered teams will be battling for the three coveted championship points and two spots at VCT Masters Madrid, which will be held at the end of March.

Defending VCT Pacific league champions Paper Rex will be looking to re-establish themselves as top dogs this year, but with an all-new format and a fresh team on the block, there's everything to play for!

Keep reading for everything you need to know about VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024, including the complete format, schedule, 11 teams competing, and where to watch.

VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024: Format

The VCT 2024 Kickoff events are held across all four international VCT regions (Americas, EMEA, China, and Pacific) and mark the beginning of the first split in the Valorant Champions Tour esports calendar before VCT Masters Madrid in March.

The VCT Pacific 2024 Kickoff event has a unique format, with three distinct stages outlined below:

Group Stage

  • There will be three double-elimination format groups consisting of four teams, except Group C, the smallest group, which is composed of three teams. This includes the highest-placing team (Paper Rex) from Champions 2023, who also receive a bye into Group C's Winners Round.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The first-place team from each group advances to the Playoff Stage, while the second-place teams advance to the Play-In Stage.
  • The remaining teams are eliminated.

Play-In Stage

  • There will be a three-team round-robin group format
  • All Play-In matches are Bo3.
  • The winning team advances to the Playoff Stage.


  • Four teams compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Semifinals are Bo3, while the Grand Final is Bo5.
  • The top team gets three championship points and automatic qualification to VCT Masters Madrid alongside the second-place team.

VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024: Teams

All eyes are on the 2024 Pacific VCT teams after a crazy offseason of roster changes and musical chairs, like DRX having two new players join the fold. VCT Ascension 2023 also saw Bleed Esports emerge victorious and join the official 2024 Pacific VCT team line-up for the new season.

With three all-important 2024 Pacific circuit points on the line, there's everything to play for at this Kickoff event! Read on for the complete list of teams and players participating in the 2024 Pacific Kickoff.

Bleed Esports

  • Derrick "Deryeon" Yee
  • Ngô "crazyguy" Công Anh
  • Natchaphon "sScary" Matarat
  • Javier "Egoist" Chua
  • Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker

DetonatioN FocusMe

  • Yusuke "neth" Matsuda
  • Ibuki "Meiy" Seki
  • Tomonori "SSeeS" Okimura
  • Yoshitaka "Anthem" Enomoto
  • An "Medusa" Min-cheol


  • Kim "stax" Gu-taek
  • Byung-chul "BuZz" Yu
  • Kim "MaKo" Myeong-kwan
  • Jung "Foxy9" Jae-sung
  • Cho "Flashback" Min-hyuk

Gen.G Esports

  • Kim "Meteor" Tae-O
  • Kim "t3xture" Na-ra
  • Kim "Lakia" Jong-min
  • Byeon "Munchkin" Sang-beom
  • Kim "Karon" Won-taevvv

Global Esports

  • Abhirup "Lightningfast" Choudhury
  • Russel "Russ" Mendes
  • Gary "blaZek1ng" Dastin
  • Niko "polvi" Polvinen,
  • Benedict "Benkai" Tan

Paper Rex

  • Aaron "mindfreak" Leonhart
  • Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto
  • Khalish "d4v41" Rusyaidee
  • Ilya "something" Petrov
  • Cahya "Monyet" Nugraha

Rex Regum Qeon

  • David "xffero" Monangin
  • Saibani "fl1pzjder" Rahmad
  • Hagai "Lmemore" Tewuh
  • Park "Estrella" Gun
  • Maksim "Jemkin" Batorov


  • Ha "Sayaplayer" Jung-woo
  • Lee "Carpe" Jae-hyeok
  • Kevin "xccurate" Susanto
  • Ham "iZu" Woo-joo
  • Daniel "Rossy" Abedrabbo

Talon Esports

  • Thanamethk "Crws" Mahatthananuyut
  • Jittana "JitboyS" Nokngam
  • Seungmin Oh "ban" Joseph
  • Peter "Governor" No
  • Lionel "lenne" Lim

Team Secret

  • Jim "BORKUM" Timbreza
  • Jessie Cristy "JessieVash" Cuyco
  • Jeremy "Jremy" Cabrera
  • Adrian "invy" Reyes
  • Noel "NDG" De Guia

ZETA Division

  • Koji "Laz" Ushida
  • Yuma "Dep" Hashimoto
  • Shota "SugarZ3ro" Watanabe
  • Hiroki "hiroronn" Yanai
  • Yushin "Yuran" Hato

VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024: Schedule

The VCT Pacific Kickoff event begins on February 17 and ends on February 25 for just one week of intense professional Valorant gameplay. After the Kickoff events will come VCT Masters Madrid at the end of March.

Before we dive headfirst into the Pacific Kickoff schedule, let's take a look at how the teams are divided for the initial Group Stage:

  • Group A: Bleed Esports, Global Esports, T1, ZETA Division
  • Group B: DetonatioN FocusMe, DRX, Talon Esports, Team Secret
  • Group C: Gen.G, Paper Rex, Rex Regum Qeon

All times listed below will be in GMT, and match winners will be in bold. Watch this space for more details as we progress further into the tournament.

February 17

  • 6:00 AM: T1 vs. Bleed Esports
  • 8:00 AM: Gen.G vs. Rex Regum Qeon
  • 10:00 AM: Global Esports vs. ZETA Division

February 18

  • 8:00 AM: Team Secret vs. Talon Esports
  • 10:00 AM: DRX vs. DetonatioN FocusMe

February 19

  • 6:00 AM: Paper Rex vs. Gen.G
  • 8:00 AM: Bleed Esports vs. Global Esports
  • 10:00 AM: T1 vs. ZETA Division

February 20

  • 8:00 AM: Team Secret vs. DetonatioN FocusMe
  • 10:00 AM: Talon Esports vs. DRX

February 21

  • 6:00 AM: Rex Regum Qeon vs. Gen.G
  • 8:00 AM: Team Secret vs. Talon Esports
  • 10:00 AM: Global Esports vs. ZETA Division

February 22 (Play-In Stage)

  • 6:00 AM: Gen.G vs. Team Secret
  • 8:00 AM: ZETA Division vs. Team Secret
  • 10:00 AM: Gen.G vs. ZETA Division

February 24 (Semifinals)

  • 8:00 AM: T1 vs. Paper Rex
  • 10:00 AM: DRX vs. Gen.G

February 25 (Grand Final)

  • 8:00 AM: Gen.G vs. Paper Rex

VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024: Streams

All VCT Pacific 2024 matches will be live-streamed on VCT Pacific's official FacebookTwitch, and YouTube channels, the latter of which is embedded below.

Secondary regional Twitch streams, including KoreaJapanIndonesiaThailandTaiwanIndiaVietnam, and the Philippines, are also available.

VCT Pacific Kickoff 2024: Overall Standings


Team Name (s)

VCT Pacific Circuit Points

Qualifies To


Gen.G Esports


Masters Madrid


Paper Rex


Masters Madrid

3rd - 4th





Team Secret




ZETA Division



7th - 9th

Talon Esports, Rex Regum Qeon, Global Esports



10th - 11th

DetonatioN FocusMe, Bleed Esports



Final Thoughts

That was our rundown on the VCT Pacific Kickoff, the first split of the Pacific League in the Valorant Champions Tour. Stay tuned as we'll update this article with all the latest goings-on, including upcoming matches, winners, and the standings. Remember that the highest-placing team will win three circuit points for VCT Champions and automatically qualify for Masters Madrid, so there's everything to play for!

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