University Siege League - Summer - Playoffs


Welcome Operators, to the Summer Split of the University Siege League! (USL). Battle it out against Universities across the UK to prove you have what it takes to be the best. We encourage students of all skill levels across the UK to get involved as it’s a really enjoyable experience that you can’t miss out on.

Continuing with last split full teams, map and operator bans will remain in this summer season, but expect some big changes for the next main split in October where we revamp how the tournament works.

There wont be any prize for summer season but prizes will return in in the main seasons.

How to register

Once you've registered an account on the NUEL and verified your student status, you can either create your own team, or join an existing one from your university.

Teams are able to add new players and change their rosters throughout the tournament.


You are required to be in the USL Discord if competing in the tournament. there you will find out dedicated support channels, tournament announcements, staff etc.

You will also find the #league-rules channel which should be checked along with the rules doc if you are having any issues prior to contacting an admin.


Stage Date
Registration opens
Registration closes
Swiss Stage July 4th - 1st August
Semi-finals August 8th
Finals August 15th

USL - Rainbow 6 Siege Rules

View full rules doc here.

Teams will play in the 6-round Role Swap format, consisting of 6 rounds attack then swapping to 6 rounds of defence with the winning team being the first to win 6 rounds. If the score is 6-6 then a 3-round overtime begins to decide the winner.


  • Playlist Type: Normal Mode
  • Server Type: Dedicated Server
  • Voice Chat: Team Only
  • Time of the Day: Day
  • HUD Settings: Pro League

Match Settings

  • Number of Bans: 4
  • Ban Timer: 30
  • Number of Rounds: 12
  • Attacker/Defender role swap: 6
  • Overtime: 3 Rounds
  • Overtime score difference: 2
  • Overtime role change: 1
  • Objective Rotation Parameter: 2
  • Objective Type Rotation: Rounds Played
  • Attacker unique spawn: On
  • Pick Phase Timer: 15
  • 6TH Pick Phase: On
  • 6TH Pick Phase Timer: 15
  • Damage handicap: 100
  • Friendly fire damage: 100
  • Injured: 20
  • Sprint: On
  • Lean: On
  • Death Replay: Off

Game mode: TDM Bomb

  • Plant duration: 7
  • Defuse duration: 7
  • Fuse time: 45
  • Preparation: 45
  • Action: 180


  • Nokk and Warden are not allowed to be used!
  • All other operators are allowed.

The League will also feature the Operator/Map ban phase and 6th pick as seen in ESL with the following maps being in the pool:

  • Bank
  • Border
  • Club House
  • Consulate
  • Coastline
  • Kafe Dostoyevsky
  • Villa

Make sure you join the discord to keep updated on the league, there’s also a #league_rules text channel with detailed lobby settings and screenshots of how the game lobbies should be setup.

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The tournament consists of five (5) weeks where week one will consist of 3 Best of 1’s then returning to one (1) Best of Three (Bo3) for the remaining 4 weeks which will be played each once a week in a swiss style format. The Top 4 teams from swiss (ties decided by OMWP) will move onto the semi-finals. Playoff matches will be one (1) Best of Three (Bo3) excluding finals which will be Best of 5 (Bo5)

Tournament nights are every Thursday 7pm and like mentioned earlier the rescheduling of swiss and play off matches will no longer be able to be rescheduled.


Week Matches at 7:00pm Check-in time Format
Week 1 3 6:30pm 3x Bo1
Week 2 1 6:30pm 1x Bo3
Week 3 1 6:30pm 1x Bo3
Week 4 1 6:30pm 1x Bo3
Week 5 1 6:30pm 1x Bo3


Week Stage Matches at 7:00pm Format
Week 1 Semi August 8th Bo3
Week 2 Final August 15th Bo5


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