Dota 2 NSE Winter

Information
Game
Dota 2
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/

Dota 2 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 the 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. 
  • All games will be played using the following settings:
    • GAME MODE - Captains Mode
    • SERVER LOCATION - Luxembourg
    • SELECTION PRIORITY - Automatic
    • STARTING TEAM - Random
    • PENALTY-RADIANT - No penalty
    • PENALTY-DIRE - No penalty
    • ENABLE CHEAT - No
    • FILL EMPTY SLOTS WITH BOTS - No
    • SPECTATORS - Enabled
    • DOTA TV DELAY - 2 main Tournament or 5 minutes Division 1
  • 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 match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • Offensive Steam Profile 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.
  • Teams may have a coach in comms but they are not allowed to live spectate using coach slot.

Click here to download full rule book

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

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

14th Nov

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

21st Nov 

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

28th Nov

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

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 21st of November and the 28th of November in order to play an extra match as required.  

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