League of Legends

League of Legends
Summoner Name

4 Weeks Swiss League (Best of one)
Top 4 Elimination (Best of three)

Format subject to change based on final signups


Online - Please join NSE Alumni Discord


Alumni Arena Season 1: League of Legends is an alumni only tournament. Teams need a majority of the players to be have attended the same university. For example, the team that plays each week can have subs and changes throughout the season, but the majority of the players must have been to the same university.


Played in NSE before?
If you already have an NSE account from when you were playing in BUEC, you should have an alumni account. If your NSE account is still using your student email, we recommend you replace it with your personal email.

Not played in an NSE tournament before?
No worries - you can make an account and then fill in the form here with verification to prove your university alumni status. If you’re having trouble, please email alumni@nse.gg. Some examples of what you can use as proof: degree certificate, student card, screenshot of student finance etc.

How sign up players to your team
As we are allowing mixed university teams adding players requires manual admin approval. To add players to team please use this form, and we can add them to your team. During the sign-up period, all requests from this form will be manually updated by NSE staff within 24 hours. During tournament seasons, all requests from this form will be manually updated by NSE staff on Sunday evenings.

Final Format may be adjusted based on signup numbers. League of Legends Alumni arena will be split into 2 stages running for a total of 5 weeks.

Stage 1 - League Stage

During the league stage pairings will be decided using the Swiss system. In the first round teams will be paired randomly then in subsequent rounds teams will be paired to play a team with the same or similar number of games won. During the Swiss stage each team will play two Bo1 matches per week.

Stage 2 - Playoffs

The 4 teams with the most points in the Swiss stage will qualify for the Bo3 Semifinals with the winners advancing to Finals.


1st Place £250 Team and £250 donation majority university Gaming/Esports Society
2nd Place £150 Team and £150 donation majority university Gaming/Esports Society
3rd Place £100 Team and £100 donation majority university Gaming/Esports Society

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or League of Legends Esports.

You are not eligible to enter this tournament


Team eligibility
  • All players must be alumni students. To be considered a alumni by NSE you must have attended university for at least one year.
  • Current students may not compete in Alumni Arena
  • The majority university is the Alma mater of the player who created the team.
  • Teams must have a least 3 players who attended majority university play in each match.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • Third party players (players from Universities other than Majority) must be manually requested using the NSE League of Legends third party player request form
  • Third party players may not compete for 2 different universities in one season.

General Rules

  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late to the scheduled start time of a match they forfeit the match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in by then will not get games for that evening.
  • No skins are banned.
  • All games are tournament draft on EUW server.
  • Proxy picks are allowed. Players may pick a placeholder champion if they don't own a champion they wish to pick for a teammate. If you are using a placeholder you need to make sure the other team is aware before allowing champion select to progress.
  • New/reworked champions are banned for 1 week.
  • Offensive Summoner and Team names are not allowed.
  • Verbal abuse is not allowed. In particular any use of racist, sexist, homophobic or any other discriminatory language will lead to a minimum 3-week suspension.

There must be a minimum of 8 Teams signed up for tournament to begin.

Players are expected to uphold the NSE Code of Conduct whilst competing in this tournament

All decisions regarding the interpretation and enforcement of these rules is at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team, whose decisions are final.
These rules may be amended, changed or supplemented when required by the NSE Admin Team to ensure fair play and competitive integrity.

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or League of Legends Esports.

Dates Tournament Stage
Saturday 6th Nov Sign-Ups Close
Monday 8th Nov Week 1 Swiss
Monday 15th Nov Week 2 Swiss
Monday 22nd Nov

Week 3 Swiss

Monday 29th Nov


Monday 6th Dec


All games will be played Monday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.