Rainbow 6 Siege NSE Spring

Rainbow Six Siege

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Live Finals @ Insomnia Gaming Festival


Online via the NSE Discord


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Rainbow 6 Siege NSE Winter 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 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 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 have been attended the same University.
  • 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
  • Teams will play in the 6-round Role Swap format, consisting of 6 rounds attack then swapping to 6 rounds of defence with the winning team being the first to win 7 rounds. If the score is 6-6 then a 3-round overtime begins to decide the winner.
  • All players are required to install and run Moss Anticheat for all tournament matches.
  • Check in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in will not get games for that evening.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a map.
  • 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.

The following skins are the only operator skins to be used in play:

  • Default Skins
  • Pro League Gold skins
  • All R6Share scheme skins
  • Esports Programs’ cosmetics

All drone skins are banned.

Click here to download full rules

Map Veto

All maps picked must be picked from following map pool which will be announced before season begins.

  • Bank
  • Border
  • Chalet
  • Clubhouse
  • Kafe
  • Oregon
  • Skyscraper
  • Theme Park
  • Villa

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 bans 1 map
  4. Team B bans 1 map
  5. Team A picks the map for game 1 and Team B has side choice, Team A has OT starting side choice 
  6. Team B picks the map for game 2 and Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting side choice 
  7. Team A bans 1 map
  8. Team B picks the third map and Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting 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.
  • Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting side choice

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 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

Monday 13th Mar

Lower Bracket Extra Game (Division 1 Only)

Thursday 16th Mar

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Monday 20th Mar

Lower Bracket Extra Game (Division 1 Only)

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. 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 may be expected to play on 20th of March and the 27th of March in order to play an extra match as required.