Rainbow 6 Siege NSE Winter Championship

Rainbow Six Siege

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals




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


Rainbow 6 Winter Championship 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 Championship 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 Challenger bracket or Division 3.


Initial Prizes

1st - £500

2nd - £300

3rd - £200

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.

Teams must have at least 5 players

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.

The League will also feature the Operator/Map ban phase and 6th pick as seen in ESL with the following maps being in the pool:



Club House





Zero is banned from play until further notice

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.

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

10th Dec

Extra Lower bracket game

11/12/13th Dec (Provisional) Semifinals and 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.