2018 NACE Championship for Paladins

The NACE-sanctioned, college competitions for Paladins will begin this October and be open to both varsity and club-level university teams. The format features a 32 team double elimination bracket that will lead up to the national championship at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018, where the event will be broadcast to live-streaming platforms. The competition will have $50,000 in scholarship prizes to be awarded to winners.

Eliminated teams will have the option to participate in the Crystal Cup for virtual currency.

Official NACE Paladins Toornament Website

LOCATION: Online with live finals at Dreamhack Atlanta!

Oct. 1st - Nov. 18th, 2018

Online with live finals at Dreamhack Atlanta.

October 1st - November 18th, 2018

Basic Format Information

Number of teams: 32

Game: Paladins

Game Maps: Lobby and Map Settings

Format: Double Elimination Bracket (16-32 teams) with a losers bracket.


Match Format: Double Elimination
Weekly Matches - Best of Three
Dreamhack Finals: Best of Five

Check-in Requirement: Teams will be allowed a 15 minute grace period to have all five players in a match lobby, ready to begin, before a no-show is granted to the opposing team

Reschedules will be allowed if both teams agree upon a time BEFORE Tuesday 12AM CT for the first match of the week, or BEFORE Saturday 12AM CT for the second match of the week


Registration: Until midnight of September 22nd
Double Elimination: Oct 1 - Oct 31
National Finals @DHATL: November 17

Where to Watch

Check out all the action and watch streams of the competition on the NACE Toornament page.