Overwatch NSE Winter Championship

Information
Game
Overwatch
Platform
BattleNet
Day
Thursday
Time
19:00
Format

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Online

Standings
Summary

Signups are now closed to view fixtures please visit tournament site https://tournaments.nse.gg/

 

Overwatch 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 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 Championship 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 Challenger bracket or Division 3.

 

Prizes

1st - £600

2nd - £360

3rd - £240

Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.

RULES SUMMARY

  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • All games are on the European region
  • Teams must have at least 6 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.

Map Veto

  • All maps picked from following map Pool

    Control: Nepal / Lijiang Tower / Ilios
    Assault: Temple of Anubis / Hanamura / Volskaya Industries
    Hybrid: Hollywood / Blizzard World / Eichenwalde
    Escort: Rialto / Route 66 / Havana

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
    • Assault 
    • Escort
    • 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
    • Escort
    • Assault
  • Week 2
    • Escort
    • Assault
    • Hybrid
  • Week 3
    • Assault
    • Hybrid
    • Control
  • Week 4
    • Hybrid
    • Control
    • Escort

Signups Close Tuesday 20th October

Dates Tournament Stage
22nd Oct Qualification
29th Oct Qualification
5th Nov Qualification
12th Nov

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

19th Nov 

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

26th Nov

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

3rd Dec

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

11/12/13th Dec (TBD) Finals

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.  

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