League of Legends NSE Summer

League of Legends
Summoner Name

4 Weeks Swiss
Top 4/8 Single Elimination
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League of Legends 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

During the league stage pairings will be decided using the Swiss system. In the first round teams will be paired randomly then in subsequent rounds teams will be paired to play a team with the same or similar number of games won. During the Swiss stage each team will play two Bo1 matches per week.

Stage 2 - Playoffs

Four to eight teams with the highest number of points in the Swiss stage will qualify for the playoff bracket, with the victorious teams advancing to the Finals.

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

This competition is not affiliated with or sponsored by Riot Games, Inc. or League of Legends Esports.


This is a summary of rules that are the most common.

  • All players must have attended the same university.
  • Mixed teams of Students and Alumni are allowed.
  • Offensive Summoner and Team names are not allowed.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players. 
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late to the scheduled start time of a match they forfeit the match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check in by then will not get games for that evening.
  • Offensive Summoner 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).

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

Players are expected to uphold the NSE Code of Conduct whilst competing in this tournament


  • All games are tournament draft on EUW server.
  • A player from either team should host the game and invite other players to game using the following settings:
    • Game type: Tournament draft
    • Team size: 5
    • Spectators: All
  • The home team (team on left of fixture) will have the choice of side for the first game. 
    • If the match consists of more than one game, the loser of the previous game has the choice of side for the next game.
  • No skins are banned.
  • New/reworked champions are banned for 1 week.
  • Coaches are allowed to spectate the match via the spectate function on friends list.
  • Proxy picks are allowed. Players may pick a placeholder champion if they don't own a champion they wish to pick for a teammate. 
    • If you are using a placeholder you need to make sure the other team is aware before allowing champion select to progress.


Teams are allowed to pause for technical or rule issues.

  • If the pause is longer than 5 minutes, please contact an admin.
  • The max pause length is 15 minutes per team.
  • The enemy team should be notified before unpausing to check they are also ready.


  • Teams may add/remove players from the team between weeks.
  • Teams may play with any players listed on their roster.
    • In a bo3 or bo5 match teams may substitute players between games.
  • Players may be added to teams at any point as long as it does not cause a delay to round starting.
    • If a player is added to the team after the round is scheduled, they will forfeit their final ban during the draft phase.
  • Students may not play for more than one team in a single tournament night.
  • If a team does not have a match during a round, the students on that team are not allowed to compete on a different team.
    • For example, if the first team does not have a match but the second team does, no players who would normally represent the first team are eligible to play for the second team.


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
Sunday 23rd June

Sign-ups close

Tuesday 25th June

Week 1 Swiss

Tuesday 2nd July

Week 2 Swiss

Tuesday 9th July

Week 3 Swiss

Tuesday 16th July

Week 4 Swiss

Tuesday 23rd July


Tuesday 30th July


Tuesday 6th August

Playoffs (overflow)