Overwatch 2 NSE Spring


Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Live Finals @ Insomnia Gaming Festival


Online via the NSE Discord


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Overwatch 2 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 initially be 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 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 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.


  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • All games are on the European region
  • 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 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.

Click here to download full rule book

Map Veto

All maps picked must be picked from Following Map pool which will be announced before season begins.

Control: Ilios, Lijiang Tower, Oasis, Nepal
Hybrid: Blizzard World, King's Row, Midtown, Paraiso
Escort: Circuit Royal, Junkertown, Rialto, Shambali Monastery
Push: Colosseo, Esperanca, New Queen Street​

Best of Five

  • For best of 5 maps game modes will be played in the following order with the higher seed choosing map in the first game and lower seed choosing starting side. In subsequent games the loser of the previous map chooses the next map and the winning team chooses side. 
    • Control
    • Hybrid
    • Escort
    • Push
    • Control (5th map can not be same map as played in game 1)

Best of Three

  • Best of 3s will work in the same way except only three game modes will be played. The three games modes will rotate each week with the oldest remaining game mode removed and the unplayed game mode from previous week re added to pool e.g.
  • Week 1
    • Control
    • Hybrid
    • Escort
  • Week 2
    • Hybrid
    • Escort
    • Push
  • Week 3
    • Escort
    • Push
    • Control
  • Week 4
    • Push
    • Control
    • Hybrid

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.

Sign-ups close on 7th February.

Dates Tournament Stage
Tuesday 7th Feb Sign-Ups Close
Thursday 9th Feb Qualification
Thursday 16th Feb Qualification
Thursday 23rd Feb Qualification
Thursday 2nd Mar

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

Thursday 9th Mar

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

Thursday 16th Mar

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Thursday 23rd Mar

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

Thursday 30th Mar

Overflow (if needed)

8th/9th Apr Live Finals @ Insomnia Gaming Festival

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.