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VCT Masters Shanghai: Schedule, Teams, Brackets & Format

Valorant Masters Shanghai 2024 will be a historic event and here is everything we know about it.
VCT Masters Shanghai: Schedule, Teams, Brackets & Format
Picture: Riot Games

VCT 2024 Stage 1 is over and the top three teams from each region will compete in Valorant Masters Shanghai for the trophy. Apart from this, we will also get the first look at the new map coming to Valorant along with the showmatch ahead of the Grand Final.

Riot has reveal the complete details about Masters Shanghai and you can find the information below.

Valorant Masters Shanghai Dates, Venue & Teams

Teams participating in Valorant Masters Shanghai.
Teams participating in Valorant Masters Shanghai. (Picture: Riot Games)

Masters Shanghai will run from May 22 to June 9 and will take place at VCT CN Arena with the finals taking place at the largest venue in VCT history, the Mercedes-Benz Arena. You can have a look at the qualified teams below.

VCT Americas

  • 100 Thieves
  • G2 Esports
  • Leviatán

VCT Pacific

  • Paper Rex
  • Gen.G Esports
  • T1

VCT EMEA

  • Fnatic
  • Team Heretics
  • FUT Esports

VCT CN

  • EDward Gaming
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Dragon Ranger Gaming

VCT Masters Shanghai Format 

Masters Shanghai is split into two stages i.e. Swiss Stage and the Playoff Stage and the first seed from each region will go directly to Playoffs and will get to choose their opponents. 

Swiss Stage (May 23 to June 3)

Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage Format.
Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage Format. (Picture: Riot Games)

A total of eight teams will play Swiss Stage and they are seeded via random draw. To qualify for playoffs, teams will have to win two series before lossing two. 

Playoff Stage (May 30 to June 9)

Masters Shanghai Playoffs Stage Format
Masters Shanghai Playoffs Stage Format. (Picture: Riot Games)

The top four teams from Swiss Stage will advance to Playoffs where they will be up against the first seeds of each region. This stage will follow double elimination method and will be BO3 series except Grand Final which will be BO5 series. 

VCT Masters Shanghai Daily Schedule

You can have a look at the daily schedule for VCT Masters Shanghai below:

  • May 23 (Thursday) - Swiss Round 1
  • May 24 (Friday) - Swiss Round 1
    • Swiss Draw 1
  • May 25 (Saturday) - Swiss Round 2
  • May 26 (Sunday) - Swiss Round 2
    • Swiss Draw 2
  • May 27 (Monday) - Swiss Round 3
    • Playoff Draw
  • May 28 (Tuesday) - Dark Day, No Matches
  • May 29 (Wednesday) - Dark Day, No Matches
  • May 30 (Thursday) - Playoffs, Upper Bracket Round 1
  • May 31 (Friday) - Playoffs, Upper Bracket Round 1
  • June 1 (Saturday) - Playoffs, Lower Bracket Round 1
  • June 2 (Sunday) - Playoffs, Upper Bracket Round 2
  • June 3 (Monday) - Playoffs, Lower Bracket Round 2
  • June 4 (Tuesday) - Dark Day, No Matches
  • June 5 (Wednesday) - Dark Day, No Matches
  • June 6 (Thursday) - Dark Day, No Matches
  • June 7 (Friday) - Upper Finals & Lower Semifinals
  • June 8 (Saturday) - Lower Bracket Finals
  • June 9 (Sunday) - Grand Finals

How To Watch VCT Masters Shanghai?

You can watch VCT Masters Shanghai in-person by purchasing tickets. If you want to watch it online, you can do it on the official VCT Twitch and YouTube channels. Apart from this, you can also enjoy the event with your favorite co-streamers in their Watch Parties.