The NRG Series is committed to hosting competitive Magic tournaments no matter the circumstances! We're excited to host another NRG Series MTGO Open, free to all of our Patreon subscribers!
New to MTG Melee? Watch their how-to video. Note that we are using Magic Online, not MTG Arena.
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Decklists Due & Check-in Time: 10:50 AM CDT
Event Start: 11:00 AM CDT
Entry Fee: Free to all of our Patreon subscribers.
Platform: Magic Online
Format: Legacy. Decklists are open.
Structure: Swiss based on attendance + cut to Top 8
(All prizes in NerdRageGaming.com Store Credit)
If 99 players or fewer: $500 total
If 100 players or more: $1,000 total
Decklists are open and will be automatically provided by MTG Melee at the start of each round. Players will have 5 minutes to check in for their match once pairings are posted. Pay attention to audio and SMS notifications (set this up on your profile!) for new pairings.
Pairings will be done using the Direct Challenge feature on Magic Online. Note that the Direct Challenge feature defaults to 40 minute timers for each player. However, for this tournament, each player has a 25-minute timer to take their actions. Should a player's clock fall below 15:00, that player loses the match, regardless of the game score of the match. Please screenshot and report the result as a match loss.
Players are allowed to intentionally draw, but Top 8 will use the High Seed Play/Draw rule.
Recording your matches with screen recording software is HIGHLY recommended. If there are any disputes about deck contents, deck legality, or unsporting conduct during your match, we may request video evidence to aid in our investigation.
Additionally, LIVE video coverage of this event will be provided by the NRG Series. Players may be asked to share their screen in the NRG Series discord to enable us to find matches for coverage.
You ARE allowed to stream this event! We reccomend using a 5-minute delay. Players who are found to be ghosting will be disqualifed from the event.
Players are responsible for ensuring they have a stable internet connection. To ensure event integrity, game crashes and restarts will not cause a match in progress to restart. Any other issues will be dealt with based on the sole discretion of the tournament organizer.
There are a few known bugs on Magic Online right now affecting Legacy. The intentional exploitation of any Magic Online bug during the tournament is considerded cheating and is grounds for removal from the event without prize.
KMC Sleeves is the official sponsor of the 2020 NRG Series. Top 8 competitors will each receive a set of KMC Hyper Mat sleeves and perfect fits! Check out KMC at kmcsleeves.com!
By particpating in this event, you agree to the Nerd Rage Gaming Ltd. Camera and Video policy. Additionally, you consent to any recordings of your match being edited and used by NRG Series coverage.