Week 1-3 Qualification
Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss
Week 8 Finals
Online via the NSE Discord
Dota 2 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 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.
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.
1st - £500
2nd - £300
3rd - £200
Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
Players are expected to uphold the NSE Code of Conduct whilst competing in this tournament
All decisions regarding the interpretation and enforcement of these rules is at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team, whose decisions are final.
These rules may be amended, changed or supplemented when required by the NSE Admin Team to ensure fair play and competitive integrity.
|Friday 14th Oct||Sign-ups Close|
|Sunday 16th Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 23rd Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 30th Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 6th Nov||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 13th Nov||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 20th Nov||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 27th Nov||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|9th/10th/11th Dec (Provisional)||Grand Finals|
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 20th of November and the 27th of November in order to play an extra match as required.