The League of Legends NSE Winter Championship is split into 3 main stages: Stage 1 qualification (Weeks 1-2), Stage 2 league play (Weeks 3-6) and Stage 3 playoffs
In Stage 1 all teams will be in one of 2 regional tournaments with teams seeded into 3 skill groups within these regions. 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 8 teams from each region will qualify for the National League and the other teams will continue to play in Regional Leagues with each week the top team in the Regional League getting promoted to the National League. Each week teams will play 3 games and earn points based on their final finish that week.
In Stage 3 all teams in the National League and the top teams in each region will qualify for single elimination playoffs with top performing teams getting byes into later rounds.
1st - 5x £100 GAME Credit, 4,000RP, 15 Masterwork Chests and triumphant Ryze skin
2nd - 5x £60 GAME Credit, 2000 RP and 10 Masterwork Chests
3rd - 5x £40 GAME Credit and 1,000RP and 10 Masterwork Chests
4th - 5x 500 RP and and 5 Masterwork Chests
5 - 8th - 5x 3 Masterwork Chests
9-16th 5x 1 Masterwork Chest
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
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Signups Close Sunday 13th October
|Tuesday 15th Oct||Qualification|
|Tuesday 22nd Oct||Qualification|
|Tuesday 29th Oct||League stage|
|Tuesday 5th Nov||League stage|
|Tuesday 12th Nov||League stage|
|Tuesday 19th Nov||League stage|
|Tuesday 26th Nov||Playoffs|
|Wednesday 27th Nov||
National League Semifinals and Challenger playoffs
|Tuesday 3rd Dec||Playoffs|
|Wednesday 4th Dec||Regional League Finals|
All games are played on Tuesday evenings with the following exceptions:
National League Semifinals Wednesday 27th November
Regional League Finals Wednesday 4th December
Live finals on weekend of 7/8th December