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.
In Stage 2, the top 16 teams will start in the Championship bracket (a double elimination bracket) and the remaining teams will continue playing in a Swiss tournament starting with points based on their finish in stage 1. Teams who do well in this Swiss can qualify for the Challenger bracket (Division 2) or Division 3.
1st - 5x £100 GAME Credit
2nd - 5x £60 GAME Credit
3rd - 5x £40 GAME Credit
In addition to other prizes this tournament awards British University Esports Championship Points.