CS:GO NSE Winter

Information
Game
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Platform
Steam
Day
Sunday
Time
19:00
Format

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Online with live finals

Standings
Summary

Sign-ups are now closed, to check in and view fixtures please visit https://tournaments.nse.gg/

CS:GO 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 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.

 

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 from the same university. 
  • 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.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • 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.
  • All games should be played on the servers provided. Complete server settings can be found in the full rules.
  • Custom player models are not allowed.
  • The following in-game overlays are authorised, all others are forbidden:
    • cl_showpos 1
    • cl_showfps 1
    • net_graph 1
    • cl_showdemooverlay 1 / -1
  • Using pause during a round is forbidden (freezetime and once a round has been concluded does not count as during).
  • Teams are allowed four 30 second tactical pauses per map. Teams may also pause to resolve technical issues.
  • Teams may use coach spectator slot on the server. Coaches must be from the same university as players.
  • Jump + Throw grenade binds are allowed.

Click here to download full rule book

Map Veto - Best of Three

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

  1. Team A bans 1 map
  2. Team B bans 1 map
  3. Team A picks the map for game 1 and Team B has side choice
  4. Team B picks the map for game 2 and Team A has side choice
  5. Team B bans 1 map
  6. Team A picks the third map and Team B has side choice

Map Veto - Best of One

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

  • Starting with Team A, teams take turns to veto one map until only one map remains.
  • Choice of side starting side will be determined by a knife round.

All matches will be run using the current active duty map pool.

Dates Tournament Stage
Friday 15th Oct Sign-Ups Close
Sunday 17th Oct Qualification
Sunday 24th Oct Qualification
Sunday 31st Oct Qualification
Sunday 7th Nov

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

Sunday 14th Nov

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

Sunday 21st Nov 

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Sunday 28th Nov

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

10/11/12th Dec (Provisional) Grand Finals at Live Event

All games, with the exception of the Grand Finals, will be played on Sunday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm, however teams in the lower bracket of the Championship Bracket may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on the 22nd of November and the 29th of November in order to play an extra match as required.  

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