Rainbow 6 Siege NSE Winter

Rainbow Six Siege

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals


Online via the NSE Discord


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Rainbow 6 Siege NSE Winter is split into 2 main stages: Stage 1 Qualification (Weeks 1-3) and Stage 2 Swiss/Playoffs (Weeks 4-7)


Stage 1

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.


Stage 2

In Stage 2 the top 8/16 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 their finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in the Swiss can qualify for Division 2 or Division 3.



1st - £500 & 13,350 R6 Credits

2nd - £300 & 13,350 R6 Credits

3rd - £200 & 13,350 R6 Credits

4th to 6th - 6,000 R6 Credits

7th to 9th - 3,000 R6 Credits

Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins

In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.


  • All players must have been attended the same University.
  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks
  • Teams will play in the 6-round Role Swap format, consisting of 6 rounds attack then swapping to 6 rounds of defence with the winning team being the first to win 7 rounds. If the score is 6-6 then a 3-round overtime begins to decide the winner.
  • All players are required to install and run Moss Anticheat for all tournament matches.
  • Check in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in will not get games for that evening.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a map.
  • Offensive player and team names are not allowed.
  • 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).
  • Each team is allowed 1 tactical timeout per game, lasting 45 seconds.

The following skins are the only operator skins to be used in play:

  • Default Skins
  • Pro League Gold skins
  • All R6Share scheme skins
  • Esports Programs’ cosmetics

All drone skins are banned.

In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with Rainbow 6 Siege terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.

Click here to download full rules

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.

Map Veto

All maps picked must be picked from following map pool which will be announced before season begins.

  • Bank
  • Border
  • Chalet
  • Clubhouse
  • Consulate
  • Kafe
  • Nighthaven Labs
  • Oregon
  • Skyscraper

Map Veto - Best of Three

The higher seeded team can elect to be Team A or Team B within the following process:

  1. Team A bans 1 map
  2. Team B bans 1 map
  3. Team A bans 1 map
  4. Team B bans 1 map
  5. Team A picks the map for game 1 and Team B has side choice, Team A has OT starting side choice 
  6. Team B picks the map for game 2 and Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting side choice 
  7. Team A bans 1 map
  8. Team B picks the third map and Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting side choice 

Map Veto - Best of One

The higher seeded team can elect to be Team A or Team B within the following process:

  • Starting with Team A, teams take turns to veto one map until only one map remains.
  • Team A has side choice, Team B has OT starting side choice
Dates Tournament Stage
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
Week 1 Swiss

Thursday 16th Nov

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

Thursday 23rd Nov

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Monday 27th Nov

Lower Bracket Extra Game (Division 1 Only)

Thursday 30th Nov

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

Monday 4th December

Extra Game (Division 1 Only)

Thursday 7th Dec

Lower Bracket Extra Game (Division 1 Only)

9th/10th Dec (Provisional) Grand Finals

All games with the exception of the Grand Finals and Division 1 playoffs all games will be played on Thursday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.