VALORANT Women & Non-Binary NSE Spring Cup

VALORANT - Women & Non-Binary
Riot Id
Sunday 25th Feb & 3rd March

Swiss stage into elimination playoffs
Format to be confirmed once signups close.


Online via the NSE Discord


Valorant Women & Non-Binary NSE Spring Cup is a 3 stage event.

Stage 1 - Online
Swiss bracket played online on Sunday 25th of March

Stage 2 - Online
Bo3 playoffs played online on Sunday 3rd of March.

Stage 3 - Live finals
The top 2 teams will be play live on stage at Insomnia Gaming Festival. Travel and accommodation support will be provided/

This tournament is open to women (cis and trans) and non-binary members of our community. After signing up please fill out this form for preferred pronouns and seeding.

Mixed university team signup
For the first time we will be allowing mixed university team signup for this event. Teams or individuals who do not have enough teammates at their own university may sign up using this form. Partial teams will be merged by NSE staff to form full teams. This will be done by prioritising maximum number of players and geographic locations of universities. For example if players are from London you will likely be put on a London based team. Deadline for mixed team signup is 17th February with teams announced on 17th February.


1st Place £100
2nd Place £50

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points. Mixed teams will split points among members based on team size. For example a team with 3 players from university A and 2 from university B. Team A earns 60% of points and University B 40%.​

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or VALORANT Esports.


  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • All players must be women (cis or trans) or non-binary.
  • 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 map.
  • Teams must Check-in by 12:30pm. 
  • 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 disqualification of players involved.

In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with VALORANT terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.

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.

Game Settings

  • Mode : Standard
  • Cheats : Off
  • Competitive/Tournament mode : On
  • Win by two: On

Map Pool

  • Ascent
  • Breeze
  • Bind
  • Icebox
  • Lotus
  • Split
  • Sunset

Map Veto 

The higher seeded team can elect to be Team A or Team B within the following process:

Teams then Veto maps in the following order

  1. Team A bans 1 map
  2. Team B bans 2 maps
  3. Team A bans 1 map
  4. Team B bans 1 map
  5. Team A picks map out of 2 remaining maps and Team B has side choice

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or VALORANT Esports.

Final Schedule will be confirmed once signups close.

Sunday 25th February
There will be 4 to 6 rounds of swiss based on final check in numbers. If less then 8 teams signup a round robin format will be used instead.

Time Round
12.30pm Sign-ups Close
1pm  Captains meeting
1.15pm Round 1
2.15pm Round 2
... ...
7pm Expected End Time

Sunday 3rd March

Playoff format will be single elimination. 

Time Round
1pm  Captains meeting
1.15pm Playoffs Round 1
7pm Expected End Time

The Grand Finals will be played on Easter weekend (29-31st March) Exact date to be confirmed