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CS:GO NSE Spring

Information
Game
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Platform
Steam
Day
Sunday
Time
19:00
Format

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Main Season - Online 
Finals - Live Event TBC

Standings
Summary

Sign-ups are now closed, to check in and view fixtures please visit https://tournaments.nse.gg/

 

CS:GO 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 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.

Stage 2

In Stage 2, the top 32 teams will start in the Division 1 and everyone else will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in Stage 1. Teams that do well in the Swiss can qualify for Division 2 or Division 3.

 

Prizes

1st - £500

2nd - £300

3rd - £200

Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins

 

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points with at least the top 64 teams guaranteed to earn points.

RULES SUMMARY

  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • 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 map.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • 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.
  • All games should be played on the servers provided. Complete server settings can be found in the full rules.
  • Custom player models are not allowed.
  • The following in-game overlays are authorised, all others are forbidden:
    • cl_showpos 1
    • cl_showfps 1
    • net_graph 1
    • cl_showdemooverlay 1 / -1
  • Using pause during a round is forbidden (freezetime and once a round has been concluded does not count as during).
  • Teams are allowed four 30 second tactical pauses per map. Teams may also pause to resolve technical issues.
  • Teams may use coach spectator slot on the server. Coaches must be from the same university as players.
  • Jump + Throw grenade binds are allowed.

Click here to download full rule book

Map Veto - Best of Three

The higher seeded team can elect to be Team A or Team B within the following process:

  1. Team A bans 1 map
  2. Team B bans 1 map
  3. Team A picks the map for game 1 and Team B has side choice
  4. Team B picks the map for game 2 and Team A has side choice
  5. Team B bans 1 map
  6. Team A picks the third map and Team B has side choice

Map Veto - Best of One

The higher seeded team can elect to be Team A or Team B within the following process:

  • Starting with Team A, teams take turns to veto one map until only one map remains.
  • Choice of side starting side will be determined by a knife round.

All matches will be run using the current active duty map pool.

Dates Tournament Stage
Friday 4th Feb Sign-Ups Close
Sunday 6th Feb Qualification
Sunday 13th Feb Qualification
Sunday 20th Feb Qualification
Sunday 27th Feb

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

Sunday 6th March

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

Sunday 13th March

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Sunday 20th March

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

Sunday 27th March 3rd/4th Playoffs
Early mid April TBC Grand Finals at Live Event

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 the 13th of March and the 20th of March in order to play an extra match as required.  

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