Valorant NSE Winter

Information
Game
Valorant
Platform
Riot Id
Day
Monday
Time
19:00
Format

Week 1-3 Qualification

Week 4-7 Playoffs and Swiss

Week 8 Finals

Location

Online with live finals

Standings
Summary

Sign-ups are now closed, to check in and view fixtures please visit https://tournaments.nse.gg/

 

Valorant 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 16 teams will start in the Championship 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 Challenger bracket or Division 3.

Prizes

1st - £500

2nd - £300

3rd - £200

Top 8 - BUEC Championship Pins

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


This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or VALORANT Esports. 

RULES SUMMARY

  • 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.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a map.
  • Check-in deadline is 18:30pm. 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 lead disqualification of players involved.

Game Settings

  • Mode : Standard
  • Cheats : Off
  • Competitive mode : On

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

Teams then Veto maps in the following order

  1. Team A bans 1 map
  2. Team B bans 2 maps
  3. Team A bans 1 map
  4. Team B bans 1 map
  5. Team A picks map out of 2 remaining maps and Team B 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 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.

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or VALORANT Esports. 

Dates Tournament Stage
Saturday 16th Oct Sign-ups Close
Monday 18th Oct Qualification
Monday 25th Oct Qualification
Monday 1st Nov Qualification
Monday 8th Nov

Week 1 Playoff Brackets
Week 1 Swiss

Monday 15th Nov

Week 2 Playoff Brackets
Week 2 Swiss

Monday 22nd Nov

Week 3 Playoff Brackets
Week 3 Swiss

Sunday 28th Nov

Extra Division 1 Playoff Games

Monday 29th Nov

Week 4 Playoff Brackets
Week 4 Swiss

10/11/12th Dec (Provisional) Grand Finals at live event

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

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