League of Legends NSE Spring

League of Legends
Summoner Name

Week 1-2 Qualification 

Week 3-6 League Stage

Week 7-9 Playoffs


Main Season - Online 
Finals - Live Event TBC


Sign-ups are now closed, to check in and view fixtures please visit


League of Legends NSE Spring is split into 3 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-2), Stage 2 League Play (Weeks 3-6) and Stage 3 Playoffs


Stage 1

In Stage 1, all teams will be in one of 2 regional tournaments, with teams seeded into 3 skill groups within these regions. 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 from each region will qualify for the National League, and the other teams will continue to play in the Regional Leagues. Each week teams will play 3 matches and earn points based on their final finish that week. At the end of each week, the top two teams in each Regional League get promoted into National League, with the bottom four teams in the National League being demoted to their respective Regional Leagues.

Stage 3

In Stage 3, all teams in the National League and the top teams in each region will qualify for single elimination playoff brackets, with top performing teams getting byes into later rounds.



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.


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


  • All players must be current students of the same university.
  • All games are tournament draft on EUW server.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Click here to download full rule book

Tournament Stage
Sunday 6th Feb Sign-ups Close
Tuesday 8th Feb Qualification
Tuesday 15th Feb Qualification
Tuesday 22nd Feb League stage
Tuesday 1st Mar League stage
Tuesday 9th Mar League stage
Tuesday 15th Mar League stage
Tuesday 22nd Mar Playoffs
Tuesday 29th Mar Playoffs
Tuesday 5th April Playoffs

Early/mid April Exact Date TBC

Grand Finals

All games are played on Tuesday evenings with the exception of Playoffs and finals.