Super Smash Bros. Ultimate NSE Teams Spring

Smash Ultimate

3v3 Teams

Week 1-4 Swiss league
Week 5-6 Playoffs
Week 7 Finals


Online League phase
Finals Venue TBC


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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate NSE Teams Spring season will run over 5 weeks with matches taking place every Thursday. Teams will play 2-3 matches a week and the tournament will use a modified Swiss format. After the first 4 weeks, the top 8 teams will qualify for Division 1 and the teams in 9th-16th will qualify for Division 2.


1st - £300

2nd - £180

3rd - £120 

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.

How 3v3 Teams works

Players from the opposing teams then take turns fighting in 1v1 matches, with the winner of a match carrying their remaining stock(s) to face the next member of the opposing team. Stocks lost by the victorious player in a previous match, are subtracted from that player's stocks by self-destructing at the beginning of the next match. For example, if Player A defeated the other team's Player B with two stocks remaining, they would need to SD until only two stocks remained for the next match against Player C, who starts with full stocks. This continues until one team runs completely out of stocks, in which case the other crew is the victor.


Match procedure:

  1. Each team designates first player.
  2. Team 1 bans a starter stage*
  3. Team 2 bans two starter stages
  4. Team 1 picks a starter stage from the 2 remaining
  5. Each player then blind picks character for first stage
  6. The players play the first game of the set.
  7. Losing team selects new player for next game
  8. Winning player of the previous game bans two stages*.
  9. The new player picks a stage for the next game. 
  10. The winning player is character locked and must stay the same character as their previous games
  11. The new player chooses character.
  12. The next game is played
  13. Repeat stage 6-11 until all players on a team are eliminated.

*stage bans only count for the round they are banned. E.g if player a bans Battlefield as starter stage it may be picked for game 2 unless it is rebanned before game 2.


  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • Teams must have at least 3 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit match.
  • 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.
  • If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self-destruct move, the results screen will determine the winner.

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Small Battlefield
  • Smashville
  • Town and City

Counterpick Stages

  • Final Destination
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Yoshi's Story

Game settings

  • 3 Stock
  • 10:00 minutes
  • Final Smash Meter: Off
  • Spirits: Off
  • Damage Handicap: Off
  • Stage Selection: Anyone
  • Items: Off and None
  • First to 1 Win
  • Stage Morph: Off
  • Stage Hazards: Off
  • Team Attack: On
  • Launch Rate: 1.0x
  • Underdog Boost: Off

Mii Fighters: Any move combination - Other player must be made aware of move setup before game starts. This can be done via a discord message.

Dates Tournament Stage
Tuesday 8th Feb Sign-Ups Close
Thursday 10th Feb Swiss
Thursday 17th Feb Swiss
Thursday 24th Feb Swiss
Thursday 3rd Mar Swiss
Thursday 10th Mar


Thursday 17th Mar



Grand Finals

All games with the exception of the Grand Finals will be played on Thursday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.