League of Legends NSE Winter Championship

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Week 1-2 Qualification 

Week 3-6 League Stage

Week 7-8 Playoffs


Online with live finals


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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

Stage 1

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.

Stage 2

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.

Stage 3

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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  • All players must be current students of the same university.
  • All games are tournament draft on EUW server.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late to the scheduled start time of a match they forfeit the match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in by then will not get games for that evening.
  • No skins are banned.
  • Proxy picks are allowed. Players may pick a placeholder champion if they don't own a champion they wish to pick for a teammate. If you are using a placeholder you need to make sure the other team is aware before allowing champion select to progress.
  • New/reworked champions are banned for 1 week.
  • Offensive Summoner 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.

Signups Close Sunday 13th October

Tournament Stage
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
7/8th Dec 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