Welcome to the homepage for the UFG, the first ever UK university fighting game league! Working with NSE and featuring multiple games, we aim to produce a competitive online environment for university students in the UK, to allow for the development of the scene and its players as a combined body. We also encourage content production, discussion, and a nationwide community of like-minded competitors.

In 2018, we launched our Discord community (now over 1000 members!), and began running online events for Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat, Smash Ultimate, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth and more. At the beginning of 2019, we hosted our first multi-game Season, complete with prizes. We’ve since gone on to host many more Seasons of competition, fostering storylines and connections within the University Fighting Game Community.

2023 Winter Season

Our trio from the Summer continues on! Street Fighter 6 continues with our second Season, now having had time to stew in the hands of players. Hot off the back of a new Season, Guilty Gear Strive is renewed with new mechanics and refreshed competition. And finally, Tekken 7 is coming to a close at UFG ahead of the arrival of Tekken 8 in the new year, so send off the long legacy UFG has had since 2018!

Tournaments begin the week commencing October 16th, and run for seven total weeks.

Our competition is open to all students with an NSE account! You should join our Discord community for updates and to keep up to date with our other tournaments:


  1. If you don’t have an NSE account, sign up with your University email and complete the verification process. If your profile doesn’t register you as a student when it should, contact @hench or email
  2. Head to the UFG Homepage at, then select the game(s) you’re entering and click Register. This will enter you into the NSE system. Make sure to use the same Discord account for the UFG Discord and NSE signups!
  3. Each week you will be automatically entered into the NSE Check-in system at Starting at 5pm, you’ll be able to check-in if you intend on playing in that night's tournament bracket. There will also be a Discord announcement to remind you, so make sure to join!
  4. After check-ins close at 6:30pm, a bracket will be made on Challonge to run the tournament. This will be posted into the Discord at starting time.