Overwatch 2 NSE Summer


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


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

Overwatch Summer 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 Bo3 matches per week.

Stage 2 - Playoffs

The 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 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.
  • All games are on the European region.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players.
  • If teams are more than 20 minutes late they will forfeit a match.
  • 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).

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

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


  • Competitive rules on
  • Kill cam disabled
  • Skins disabled
  • Lobby Code: 49KM3
    • This code may change during the season, make sure to check discord for the most up to date code.
  • Teams must use 2 DPS, 2 Support and 1 Tank
    • Once you have started the match, you are not allowed to swap roles
    • You can switch roles between modes.


All maps picked must be picked from the following map pool.

Control: Antarctic Peninsula, Busan, Ilios, Oasis
Hybrid: Hollywood, King's Row, Midtown, Numbani
Push: Colosseo, Esperança, New Queen Street
Flashpoint: New Junk City, Suravasa​
Escort: Circuit Royale, Havana, Route 66, Watchpoint: Gibraltar

From Week 5 (the start of playoffs), the new map, Runasapi, will be added to the Push map pool.


The home team can pick to be Team A or B for the first map. After you have picked the first map, Team A and Team B switch over, this repeats until all maps have been chosen. All maps should be chosen before map 1 begins.

For Control, Hybrid and Escort (4 Maps):

  • Team A bans 1 map
  • Team B bans 1 map
  • Team A picks the map, Team B picks the side

For Push (3 Maps):

  • Team B bans 1 map
  • Team A picks the map, Team B picks the side
  • From Week 5 (the start of playoffs), the new map, Runasapi, will be added to the Push map pool.
    • Push will use the 4 Map Veto from Week 5

For Flashpoint (2 Maps):

  • Team A picks the map, Team B picks the side


For best of 3 maps, game modes will rotate each week in the following order.

  • Week 1
    • Escort
    • Hybrid
    • Flashpoint
  • Week 2
    • Control
    • Flashpoint
    • Push
  • Week 3
    • Hybrid
    • Control
    • Escort
  • Week 4
    • Hybrid
    • Push
    • Control
  • Week 5
    • Push
    • Escort
    • Flashpoint
  • Week 6
    • Escort
    • Control
    • Hybrid
  • Week 7
    • Push
    • Flashpoint
    • Control


For best of 5 maps, game modes will be played in the following order. 

  • Control 
  • Hybrid 
  • Push 
  • Flashpoint
  • Escort 


Teams are allowed to pause for technical or rule issues.

  • Teams should request a pause using all chat, at which point the lobby leader should pause as soon as possible.
  • Once a game is paused, the team that initiated the pause should make the other team aware of the reason for the pause and give an estimate of the length of the pause.
  • If the pause is longer than 5 minutes, please contact an admin.
  • Both teams 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 bo3 and bo5 matches, 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.
  • Players 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
Tuesday 25th June

Sign-ups close

Thursday 27th June

Week 1 Swiss

Thursday 4th July

Week 2 Swiss

Thursday 11th July

Week 3 Swiss

Thursday 18th July

Week 4 Swiss

Thursday 25th July

Week 5 Swiss / Playoffs

Thursday 1st August


Division 1 Teams will have 2 BO5 matches

Thursday 8th August Playoffs