CS2 NSE Summer

Counter-Strike 2

4/5 Weeks Swiss League
Top 4/8 Elimination
Dependant on sign-ups


After signing up, make sure to fill in the Rank Submission Form

CS2 Summer League will be split into 2 stages running for a total of 7 weeks.

During summer alumni will have the opportunity to compete alongside students in a mixed team format. To participate, all players must have attended the same University. If you're an Alumni and need assistance setting up your account, simply fill out this form or get in touch with to create your mixed team.

Stage 1 - League Stage

Throughout the league stage of the competition, pairings will be determined through the Swiss system. In the first round, teams will be paired at random, while in the following rounds, teams will be matched against those with a similar number of wins. Each team will play two Bo1 matches per week during the Swiss stage.

Stage 2 - Playoffs

The 4/8 teams with the most points in the Swiss stage will qualify for the a playoff bracket with the winners advancing to Finals.

1st Place 5x NSE Summer Winners Hoodie
2nd Place 5x NSE Summer 24 Seasonal T-Shirt 

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  • All players must have attended the same university.
  • Mixed teams of Students and Alumni are allowed.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. Teams may add/remove players from the team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a map.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • 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).
  • All games should be played on the servers provided. Complete server settings can be found in the full rules.
  • Custom player models are not allowed.
  • Using pause during a round is forbidden (freezetime and once a round has been concluded does not count as during).
  • Teams are allowed four 30 second tactical pauses per map. Teams may also pause to resolve technical issues.
  • Coach slot is currently disabled. Teams may use coach spectator slot on the server.
  • Jump + Throw grenade binds are allowed.
  • All matches will be run using the current active duty map pool.

In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with Counter-Strike 2 terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.

Map Veto - Best of Three

The Home Team (team on left) 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 picks the map for game 1 and Team B has side choice
  4. Team B picks the map for game 2 and Team A has side choice
  5. Team B bans 1 map
  6. Team A picks the third map and Team B has side choice

Map Veto - Best of One

The Home Team (team on left) 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 two maps remains.
  • Team B picks the map and Team A has side choice

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.


Date Stage
Friday 28th June

Sign-ups close

Sunday 30th June

Week 1 Swiss

Sunday 7th July

Week 2 Swiss

Sunday 14th July

Week 3 Swiss

Sunday 21th July

Week 4 Swiss
Sunday 28th July

Playoffs Start / Week 5 Swiss (overflow)

Sunday 5th August


Sunday 12th August

Playoffs (overflow)