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 Division 1 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 Division 2 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
In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with Overwatch 2 terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.
All maps picked must be picked from Following Map pool.
Control: Antarctic Peninsula, Busan, Ilios, Lijiang Tower
Hybrid: Blizzard World, Eichenwalde, King's Row, Midtown
Flashpoint: New Junk City, Suravasa
Escort: Circuit Royal, Dorado, Shambali Monastery, Route 66
Push: Colosseo, Esperança, New Queen Street
Best of Five
For best of 5 maps game modes will be played in the following order with the higher seed choosing map in the first game and lower seed choosing starting side. In subsequent games the loser of the previous map chooses the next map and the winning team chooses side.
Best of Three
Best of 3s will work in the same way except only three game modes will be played. The three games modes will rotate each week.
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 17th Oct||Sign-Ups Close|
|Thursday 19th Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 26th Oct||Qualification|
|Thursday 2nd Nov||Qualification|
|Thursday 9th Nov||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 16th Nov||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 23th Nov||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Thursday 30th Nov||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|9th/10th 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.