Welcome to the opening of the National University Esports League 2016/17 season! This year we’ve got bigger prizes, more community events and a brand new game added to our roster!

Whether it be fame, glory or just a good time you are after, we have the tournament for you. Here’s what you can expect this season:

  • Tournaments designed for the most competitive players and those playing for fun
  • A matchmaking system designed to place you against similarly skilled players.
  • A community of thousands of fellow students for you to befriend and compete against.
  • No instant knockouts. Everyone gets to play games throughtout the season regardless of their win record

Excited? We sure are. Check out the information below for details on how to signup and get playing right away!.

Tournament information

Game Start date Signup deadline Facebook group
League of Legends Sun 16th Oct Fri 14th Oct NUEL LoL
CS:GO Mon 17th Oct Fri 14th Oct NUEL CS:GO
Hearthstone Tue 25th Oct Mon 24th Oct NUEL HS
Overwatch Thu 27th Oct Mon 24th Oct NUEL OW
Rocket League Sun 20th Nov Fri 18th Nov NUEL RL

For more information about each tournament, check out our announcements articles:

How to register

  1. Find a team – check out your society Facebook groups below or get your friends together
  2. Create a NUEL account – go to our account registration page and create an account
  3. Verify your account – if you played in previous seasons you’ll need to reverify your account, login at the Homepage and follow the instructions in the “Verify your account” box, new users will need to do the same
  4. Create a team and give your teammates the team password – go the tournament page, create a team on the “Sign-up to play” tab and send the team password (found on your team profile page) to your teammates, they can enter the password on the “Sign-up to play” tab.
  5. Enter the tournament – once the minimum number of players in your team joins (see tournament page) your team will be entered into the tournament, each player MUST have their university email address verified and have a valid In Game Name for the tournament game

What happened to the other website?

As mentioned in our previous announcement, we had unfortunate news that our lead website developer had to step back from the NUEL. Having assessed the situation, we decided to revert back to the website we used for the 2015/16 season as the new shiny website wasn’t quite ready or had been tested.

We appreciate that this wasn’t ideal and sorry for any confusion we’ve caused, but our main priority is to ensure that once the tournaments start we maintain the competitive integrity of the tournament which we couldn’t guarantee on an untested system.

If you’re new to the NUEL then you’ll need to register again on our website, you can register here. If you played last season then just log in as usual.

Need help or got a question?

There are various ways to get in touch with us, chose the best one for you from:

Looking for a team? Join your society

If you missed them at your Activities/Fresher’s fair, then join your society’s Facebook group and ask how you can get involved, here are all the societies we know about:

University Facebook group
Aberystwyth University ACOG
Anglia Ruskin University S.A.S.G
Aston University Aston eSports Society
Bangor University Bangor University Gaming League
Bath Bath Video Games Society
Cardiff University Cardiff Computer Gaming Society
City University Of London CULSU Computer and Games Society
De Monfort University DMU Esports Society
Edinburgh Napier University NVGS
Glasgow Caledonian University GCU gaming society
Heriot Watt University Watt Gamers
Imperial College London IC League of Legends
Keele University Keele E-Sports Society
King’s College of London KCL Gaming & eSports Soc (KCLGe)
Lancaster University Lancaster University Gaming and E-sports Society
Liverpool John Moores University LJMU Gaming Society
London School of Economics and Political Science LSE SU Gaming Society
Loughborough LSUCS
Manchester Metropolitan University MMUGG
Northumbria University Northumbria Students Union E-Sports Society
Norwich University Of the Arts (NUA) Competitive Gaming Society
Nottingham Trent University NTU Gamer Society
Oxford Brookes University Brookes Counter Strike Society
Plymouth University Plymouth University Gaming Society
Queen Mary University of London Games and Video Games
Queen’s University, Belfast Dragonslayers
Royal Holloway, University of London RHUL Games Society
RHUL CS:GO
Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam Students Union Esports Society
Southampton Solent University Solent Competitive Video Games Society (SCVS)
Solent League of Legends
Staffordshire University Staffs VGS
Swansea University Swansea Gaming Society (SGS)
University College London UCLU E-Sports Society
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Uni Gaming Society
University of Birmingham UoB Esports Society
University of Bradford Video Games Society
University of Brighton University of Brighton eSports Soc
University of Bristol COGS
University of Cambridge CU Digital Gaming Society (CUDGS)
University of Central Lancashire UCLan SU Video Game Society
University of Derby Derby Uni League of Legends
University of Durham Durham E-Sports Society
University of East Anglia UEA VGS
University of Edinburgh League of Legends Society (LoLsoc)
University of Essex E sports Society
University of Exeter University of Exeter eSports
University of Greenwich Greenwich Anime & Games Society
University of Hertfordshire Herts SU eSports Society
Herts League Society
University of Huddersfield University of Huddersfield League of Legends Society
University of Hull Hull ComSoc
University of Kent Kent League Of Legends Society
University of Leeds Leeds University Union eSports Society
University of Leicester eSports
University of Lincoln eSports Society
University of Liverpool UoL Gaming Society
University of Manchester UoM eSports
University of Nottingham UoN GameSoc
University of Oxford Oxford University eSports Society (OUES)
University of Portsmouth Gaming Society
League of Legends
University of Reading Reading University eSports Society (RUES)
University of Salford University of Salford Esports Society (USES)
University of South Wales USW Game and E-Sports Society
University of Southampton University of Southampton eSports Society
University of Strathclyde Strathclyde League of Legends
University of Surrey University of Surrey League of Legends
Surrey Video Game Society
University of Sussex University of Sussex eSports Society
University of Ulster Jordanstown UUSU E-Sports
University of Warwick Warwick League of Legends
Warwick Computing
University of West England UWE Video Gaming Society
University of Westminster UoW Games & Creative Society (GCS)
University of Worcester University of Worcester Gaming Society
University of York FragSoc
FragSoc League of Legends UoY
FragSoc CSGO UoY