Overwatch NSE Winter is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7)
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.
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.
1st - £600
2nd - £360
3rd - £240
Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
Best of Five
Best of Three
|Tuesday 19th Oct||Sign-Ups Close|
|Thursday 21st Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 28th Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 4th Nov||Qualification|
|Thursday 11th Nov||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 18th Nov||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 25th Nov||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 2nd Dec||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|10/11/12th Dec (Provisional)||Grand Finals at live event|
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.