Overwatch NSE Winter

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

Week 1-3 Qualification 

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Online with Live Finals

Standings
Summary

Signups close Tuesday 16th October 11:59pm 

In addition to signing up teams are required to fill in the Rank Submission Form or you will not be seeded.  Please note teams may be required to take additional sign up steps before tournament begins.

The Overwatch NSE Winter tournament will run for 7 weeks online with games played each Thursday followed by live finals in December.

Week 1-3 Qualification

Six rounds of seeded Swiss (all matches BO3). Qualification will be used to determine which division teams will play in for remainder of the tournament.

Week 3-7 Playoffs and Swiss

During this stage teams will be split into multiple divisions. Top 16 teams will initially start in the Championship Bracket with everyone else starting in the Swiss league. In week 2, the bottom 4 teams from the Championship Bracket and the top 12 from the Swiss league will move to the Challenger Bracket and the other teams will continue in Swiss.

Championship Bracket will run as a double elimination bracket with bo5s in winner bracket and bo3s in loser bracket. There will also be additional final placement games eg 5th v 6th. Challenger bracket will run bo3s first week and bo5s for last 2 weeks.

Tournament format is subject to change based on signup Numbers. Exact details to be confirmed once signups close.

Prizes

1st - 6x £100 Game Store Credit

2nd - 6x £60 Game Store Credit

3rd - 6x £40 Game Store Credit

Link to full Rules

Rules Summary

All players must be students from same university

All games are on European region

Teams may have 6 to 8 players at anyone point

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

Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Rialto,Watchpoint: Gibraltar,Horizon, Temple of Anubis, King’s Row, Eichenwalde, Hollywood

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 – Nepal / Lijiang Tower
Escort – Rialto / Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Assault – Horizon / Temple of Anubis
Hybrid – King’s Row / Eichenwalde / Hollywood
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 18th October Qualification
Thursday 25th October Qualification
Thursday 1st November Qualification
Thursday 8th November
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 15th November
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 22nd November
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Thursday 29th November
Playoff Brackets and Swiss
Weekend 9/10th December Finals

All Games are on Thursday Evening with the exception of finals which will happen at live event on the Weekend of 9/10th December

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