Splatoon 3 NSE Winter

Splatoon 3

Week 1-4 Swiss

Week 5-6 Playoffs


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Splatoon 3 NSE Winter will run over 6 weeks with matches taking place every Monday. Teams will play 2-3 matches a week and the tournament will use a modified Swiss format. After the first 4 weeks the teams will be split into playoff divisions.


1st - £200

2nd - £120

3rd - £80

Top 4 - BUEC Championship Pins

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


  • All players must be current students from the same university. 
  • Teams must have at least 4 players. Teams may add/remove players from team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • Offensive Account 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).

Gear Rules and Weapons

  • Secondary Gear Abilities: Disabled

Map Pool

All maps must be picked from the following map pool:

Clam Blitz: Brinewater Springs / Hagglefish Market / Inkblot Art Academy / MakoMart / Manta Maria / Sturgeon Shipyard
Rainmaker: Crableg Capital / MakoMart / Museum d'Alfonsino / Shipshape Cargo Co. / Sturgeon Shipyard / Undertow Spillway
Splat Zones: Humpback Pump Truck / Flounder Heights / Inkblot Art Academy / Museum d'Alfonsino / Shipshape Cargo Co. / Um'ami Ruins
Tower Control: Barnacle & Dime / Crableg Capital / Eeltail Alley / Hagglefish Market / Scorch Gorge / Undertow Spillway
Turf War: Barnacle & Dime / Flounder Heights / Hammerhead Bridge / Humpback Pump Truck / Mahi-Mahi Resort / Wahoo World

Game Mode and Map Selection

All games will be best of 5. The game modes will be played in the order of the weekly mode rotation. Turf War will always be the first game mode, the other four game modes will rotate each week, with the final mode being the second mode of the following week. The home team will select the map to play in the first game. In subsequent games, the loser of the previous map chooses the next map.

Week 1

  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
  • Tower Control

Week 2

  • Turf War
  • Tower Control
  • Splat Zones
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz

Week 3

  • Turf War
  • Clam Blitz
  • Tower Control
  • Splat Zones
  • Rainmaker

Week 4

  • Turf War
  • Rainmaker
  • Clam Blitz
  • Tower Control
  • Splat Zones

Maps and modes are subject to change before or during the NSE Winter

Click here to download the full rule book

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 are 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.

Dates Tournament Stage
Saturday 14th Oct Sign-ups Close
Monday 16th Oct Swiss
Monday 23rd Oct Swiss
Monday 30th Oct Swiss
Monday 6th Nov


Monday 13th Nov


Monday 20th Nov Finals

All games will be played on Monday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.