Overwatch NSE Spring

Information
Game
Overwatch
Platform
BattleNet
Day
Thursday
Time
19:00
Format

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Online with LAN finals

Standings
Summary

Signups are now closed to view fixtures and sumbit results please visit https://tournaments.nse.gg/

To register for this tournament teams need to sign up using the register button below and fill in the Ranks submission form. Returning teams will be seeded based on their final finish in the Winter Championship and new teams will be seeded using matchmaking ranks.

 

Overwatch NSE Spring is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7)

 

Stage 1

In Stage 1 teams will initially be 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.

 

Stage 2

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 finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in the Swiss can qualify for the Challenger bracket or Division 3.

 

Prizes

1st - 6x £100 GAME Credit

2nd - 6x £60 GAME Credit

3rd - 6x £40 GAME Credit

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.

Link to full Rules

Rules Summary

All players must be students from same university

All games are on European region..

Teams must have at least 6 players.

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.

Lobby settings

  • Competitive rules: On
  • Kill cam: Disabled
  • Skins: Disabled

Offensive player 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.

Map Pick/ban

There will be a set map pool for each game mode

Busan, Nepal, Dorado, Route 66, Hanamura, Volskaya Industries, Blizzard World and Numbani

For best of 5 maps game modes will be played in following order with higher seed choosing map in in first game and lower seed choosing starting side. In subsequent games the loser of previous map chooses next map and winning team chooses side.

Control – Busan / Nepal
Escort – Dorado / Route 66
Assault – Hanamura / Volskaya Industries
Hybrid – Blizzard World / Numbani
Control (5th map) – Whichever Control map was not played in map 1

For Best of 3 matches

Best of 3s will work in same way except only 3 game modes will be played. The 3 games modes will rotate each week with the the oldest remaining game mode removed and unplayed game mode from previous week re added to pool e.g.

Week 1
Control
Escort
Assault

Week 2
Escort
Assault
Hybrid

Week 3
Assault
Hybrid
Control

Week 4
Hybrid
Control
Escort

Week 5
Control
Escort
Assault

Week 6
Escort
Assault
Hybrid

Week 7
Assault
Hybrid
Control

Dates Tournament stage
Thursday 14th February Qualification
Thursday 21st February Qualification
Thursday 28th February Qualification
Thursday 7th March
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 14th March
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 21st March
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 28th March
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
6/7th April (Provisional) Finals

All Games are on Thursday Evening with the exception of finals which will happen at live event in Early April (Provisionally 6/7th)

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