Week 1-3 Qualification
Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss
Week 8 Finals
Online via the NSE Discord
Overwatch 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 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 - £500
2nd - £300
3rd - £200
Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
Click here to download full rule book
All maps picked must be picked from Following Map pool which will be announced before season begins. As Overwatch 2 is releasing shortly before the tournament begins, the Map Pool may change, any adjustments will be announced in the Captain's Meeting before the matches for that week.
Control: Busan, Ilios, Lijiang Tower, Nepal, Oasis
Hybrid: Eichenwalde, King’s Row, Paraiso
Escort: Circuit Royal, Dorado, Junkertown, Route 66
Push: Colosseo, Esperança, New Queen Street
Best of Five
Best of Three
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.
|Tuesday 18th Oct||Sign-Ups Close|
|Thursday 20th Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 27th Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 3rd Nov||Qualification|
|Thursday 10th Nov||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 17th Nov||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 24th Nov||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 1st Dec||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|10th/11th Dec (Provisional)||Grand 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.