Week 1-3 Qualification
Week 4-8 Playoffs and Swiss
Online via the NSE Discord
Dota 2 NSE Winter is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7)
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.
In Stage 2 the top 16 teams will start in the Division 1 bracket (a double elimination bracket) and everyone else will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in the Swiss can qualify for the Division 2 or Division 3.
1st - £500
2nd - £300
3rd - £200
Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
Players are expected to uphold the NSE Code of Conduct whilst competing in this tournament
All decisions regarding the interpretation and enforcement of these rules is at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team, whose decisions are final.
These rules may be amended, changed or supplemented when required by the NSE Admin Team to ensure fair play and competitive integrity.
Signups Close 3rd February.
|Friday 3rd Feb||Sign-Ups Close|
|Sunday 5th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 12th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 19th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 26th Feb||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 5th Mar||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 12th Mar||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 19th Mar||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 26th Mar||Division 1 Finals|
All games will be played on Sunday evening and cannot be rearranged. Each week team will play 2 bo1s or 1 bo3. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm, however teams in the lower bracket of the Division 1 Bracket and the Division 1 Final may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on the 12th/19th/26th of March in order to play an extra match as required.