Week 1-3 Qualification
Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss
Week 8 Finals
Online with LAN finals
Dota 2 NSE Spring Championship is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7)
In Stage 1 teams will be initially seeded into 3 skill groups. In the first round teams will play another team in the same skill group and in the following rounds be matched versus teams with a similar record in the tournament.
In Stage 2 the top 16 teams will start in the Championship bracket (a double elimination bracket) and everyone else will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in the Swiss can qualify for the Challenger bracket or Division 3.
1st - 5x £100 GAME Credit
2nd - 5x £60 GAME Credit
3rd - 5x £40 GAME Credit
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
All players must be current students of the same university
All games will be played using the following settings:
Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a match.
Check in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in will not get games for that evening.
Offensive Steam Profile 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.
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|6/7th April (Provisional)||Grand Finals at Live Venue (TBD)|
All games with the exception of the Grand Finals will be played on Sunday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm, however teams in the lower bracket of the Championship Bracket may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on 17th and 24th of February in order to play an extra match as required.