All teams qualified for VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs 

All teams qualified for VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs so far
All teams that qualified for VCT Masters Shanghai (Image via Valorant)

VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs are upon us, and the tournament has been an absolute thrill so far. Overall eight teams have made it to the playoffs stage. Out of these, four teams received a direct seed to playoffs by dominating the VCT Stage 1 matches and securing the top position by defeating their opponents.

Four more teams joined in on the action, making it a total of eight teams. Here are all the teams that have already qualified for the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs and how they did it.


VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs: All qualified teams

VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs will begin on May 30, and matchups have already been decided. Here are all the teams that qualified for the playoffs:

Qualification StageTeams qualified for VCT Masters Shanghai Playoffs
VCT Pacific Stage 1 ChampionsPaper Rex
VCT Americas Stage 1 Champions 100 Thieves
VCT China Stage 1 ChampionsEDward Gaming
VCT EMEA Stage 1 ChampionsFNATIC
VCT Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage winnersG2 Esports
VCT Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage winnersGen.G Esports
VCT Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage elimination match winnersTeam Heretics
VCT Masters Shanghai Swiss Stage elimination match winnersFUT Esports

1) 100 Thieves

100 Thieves secured first place during VCT Americas Stage 1 playoffs and hence, secured a direct seed to the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs. The team went on to win every single match during the playoffs defeating the likes of LOUD Esports, G2, and Leviatan.

As of right now, 100 Thieves is on a 5-match win streak and its great work has helped get a direct seed into playoffs.


2) Paper Rex

Currently, on a 6-match winning streak, Pacific's Stage 1 champions, Paper Rex also have a direct seed into the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs. The team has defeated Gen.G, T1, DRX, and many other worthy opponents on its way to the top.

This time, its form has been exceptional and the return of Jinggg from a break this season of VCT Pacific has impacted the team's performance in a very positive manner.


3) EDward Gaming

Another team that made it directly to playoffs after Stage 1 is EDward Gaming. The team is from the hosting country, China, and currently has a 2-match winning streak.

The players put in a fantastic performance to defeat their rivals, FunPlus Phoenix to secure the top spot during the China VCT Stage 1 playoffs.


4) FNATIC

FNC Boaster celebrating a win (Image via X/@@FNATIC)
FNC Boaster celebrating a win (Image via X/@@FNATIC)

Fan favorites FNATIC from EMEA also secured a direct seed after defeating Team Heretics during the Stage 1 finals. The match came to a hard-fought 3-2 win for the team. FNATIC has had decent success during Stage 1, however, it cannot be termed as overly dominant since the team did lose several matches on its way to the top.

The team notably defeated Karmine Corp, Team Liquid, and FUT Esports while losing to NaVi during their only confrontation this past season.


5) G2 Esports

G2 Esports team (Image via X/@G2VALORANT)
G2 Esports team (Image via X/@G2VALORANT)

G2 Esports is one of the two teams to make it to the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs after defeating its opponents during the Swiss stage of the Masters event. The team took down South Korean contender T1 as well as EMEA's Team Heretics to earn a seed in the playoffs.

During Americas Stage 1, G2 witnessed mixed success losing to 100T twice, but winning against other teams such as Leviatan.


6) Gen.G

Gen.G Valorant team (Image via Instagram/@gengesports)
Gen.G Valorant team (Image via Instagram/@gengesports)

Finally, currently, the final team to have made it to the playoffs is Gen.G. The South Korean representatives defeated Leviatan as well as FunPlus Phoenix to earn their spot in the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs.

The team faced trouble fighting off its Pacific rival PRX, however, with outstanding performance, Gen.G has made its presence evident in the competition. Now, two more teams will join these six and compete further in the tournament.


7) Team Heretics

Team Heretics make it to VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs (Image via X/@HereticsVal)
Team Heretics make it to VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs (Image via X/@HereticsVal)

Team Heretics came a long way during VCT Masters Shanghai after initially losing to American team G2 Esports. The team put up a phenomenal performance against China's FunPlus Pheonix for their final chance to make playoffs.

With a commendable lead of two maps, Team Heretics secured their spot in the playoffs today, on the 27th of May, 2024. Thus, joining their EMEA counterparts FNATIC in the playoffs.


8) FUT Esports

FUT Esports secure VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs (Image via X/@FUTesportsgg)
FUT Esports secure VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs (Image via X/@FUTesportsgg)

Finally, the last team to qualify for the VCT Masters Shanghai playoffs was FUT Esports. Yet another powerful contender from EMEA, FUT Esports took away the last chance Leviatan had at making it to playoffs.

They defeated the Chilean giants to secure a spot in the playoffs by winning their final Swiss Stage match in Shanghai.

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