UK University Hearthstone League - Winter Cup

Saturdays 27th Nov & 4th Dec

27th: 4 Rounds of Swiss (Bo5 Standard Conquest)
4th: Single Elimination Bracket of Top 8 teams (Bo5 Standard Conquest) live at Warwick Esports Centre

Note that the tournament format is subject to change and will depend on the number of signups.


Online (, Live In Person Finals at Warwick Esports Centre, 4th December


Signups close 23:59 Friday 26th November

Welcome to the first ever event in the UKUHL: UK University Hearthstone League!

This is a trial event, which will be running on 27th November and 4th December for teams of 2-3 players. A spiritual successor to NSE’s previous Hearthstone Team League, we will be running a 2 day event this Winter, with a view to progressing to a full 6 week series in Spring.

All proceedings will be coordinated via Battlefy, and all communications will be distributed via our Discord.

Discord Link:

To take part, please first register here, then join the Discord, where once your registration has been verified, you will gain access to the Battlefy. From here you will be able to register and submit decklists, and see announcements in the Discord.

We will be doing an online Swiss Qualifier on 27th November, and then the top 8 teams will progress to an In Person Finals hosted at Warwick Esports Centre on 4th December! All games will be streamed with delay at:

Opportunities are available for casting both days, please join the Discord for more information.

This tournament is ran by UK University Hearthstone League made possible by the generous support of Warwick Esports

Eligibility Criteria

  • All players must be current students at a UK university.
  • All teams must consist of between 2 and 3 players who are students at the same university. Teams not containing 2-3 players before the registration deadline will not be eligible to compete.
  • All players must have an eligible National Student Esports (NSE) account. 


Tournament Rules

  • All teams should register on the NSE website by 23:59 on Friday 26th November. Late registrations may incur a Round 1 loss. No teams may be added to the tournament once Round 1 has begun.
  • All teams must also register and submit decklists on Battlefy by 12:30 on Saturday 27th November. Links to the Battlefy event page will be provided via the tournament Discord.
  • All matches will be played on the Europe server.
  • All matches are Bo5 Conquest with a single ban.
  • All games are played in the Standard format.
  • All matches are to be played as a team of 2 or 3.
  • Teams may switch accounts between games if it is not possible for all decks to be on the same account.
  • Deck trackers are permitted to be used.

Matches will be played in accordance with the Hearthstone Tournament Player Handbook. All admin rulings will be guided by the Handbook. Any disputes on the day will be handled by the assigned arbiter, who will be independent of any involved organisation, and whose decision is final.

Saturday 27th November: Swiss


Battlefy Registration Closes: 12:30

Deck Submission Closes: 12:30

Tournament Briefing on Discord: 12:45


Round 1 Start: 13:00

Round 2 Start: ~ 14:30

Round 3 Start: ~ 16:00

Round 4 Start ~ 17:30


Saturday 4th December: Top 8


Deck Submission Closes: 12:30

Tournament Briefing: 12:45


Quarter Finals Start: 13:00

Semi Finals Start: ~ 14:30

3rd Place Playoffs Start: ~ 16:00

Finals Start: ~ 17:30


Note that start times for round 2 onwards each day are estimates only. All matches in the previous round will need to be finished before the next round begins.