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 8 teams will start in the Division 1 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 Division 2 or Division 3.
1st - £250
2nd - £150
3rd - £100
Top 4 - BUEC Championship Pins
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.
Verbal abuse is not allowed. In particular any use of racist, sexist, homophobic or any other discriminatory language will be suspended for the remainder of the season (minimum of 3 weeks, carried over to the following season).
In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with Dota 2 terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.
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 13th Oct||Sign-ups Close|
|Sunday 15th Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 22nd Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 29th Oct||Qualification|
|Sunday 5th Nov||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 12th Nov||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 19th Nov||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 26th Nov||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 3nd Dec||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 Division 1 Bracket may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on the 19th of November and the 26th of November in order to play an extra match as required.