Dota 2 NSE Spring 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 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.
In Stage 2, the top 8 teams will qualify for Division 1 everyone else will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in Stage 1. Teams that 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 with at least the top 64 teams guaranteed to earn points.
|Friday 4th Feb||Sign-Ups Close|
|Sunday 6th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 13th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 20th Feb||Qualification|
|Sunday 27th Feb||
Week 1 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 6th March||
Week 2 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 13th March||
Week 3 Playoff Brackets
|Sunday 20th March||
Week 4 Playoff Brackets
|Early/mid April Exact Date TBC||Grand Finals Online|
All games, with the exception of the Grand Finals, will be played on Sunday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm, however teams in the lower bracket of the Championship Bracket may be expected to start early (4:30pm) on the 13th of March and the 20th of March in order to play an extra match as required.