Game: Magic: The Gathering
Organized by: NRG Series
Tournament Type: MTG Online
The NRG Series Online features $7,500 in total prizes and invites to upcoming Arena Qualifier Weekends and other premier events! Learn more about the NRG Series Online here: http://articles.nerdragegaming.com/announcing-the-nrg-series-online/
Entry Fee: $15.00 + $1.76 | Open Registration | Format: Modern | Ended | 64 of 226 Enrolled Players
New to MTG Melee? Watch their how-to video. Note that we are using Magic Online, not MTG Arena.
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Decklists Due & Check-in Time: 10:50 AM CDT
Event Start: 11:00 AM CDT
Entry Fee: $15 (plus MTG Melee platform fees)
Platform: Magic Online
Format: Modern. Decklists are open.
Structure: Swiss based on attendance + cut to Top 8
You can rent a deck for the weekend by taking part in the NRG Series Weekend Pass exclusively for NRG Series competitors. Here's how it works:
You can apply for the NRG Series Weekend Pass via Cardhoarder here. Note that you must be at least 18 years old to apply.
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!
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 the Swiss phase of 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.
Please make sure you are a member of the NRG Series discord.
You ARE allowed to stream this event! We recommend 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 Modern. The intentional exploitation of any Magic Online bug during the tournament is considerded cheating and is grounds for removal from the event without prize.
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.
Cardhoarder Weekend Rental Program Opens: Friday, Oct 2nd @ 12:00 AM CDT. Apply for the NRG Series Weekend Pass here.
Decklists Due & Check-in Time: Sunday, Oct 4th @ 10:50 AM CDT
Player Meeting: Sunday, Oct 4th @ 11:00 AM CDT
Event Start: Sunday, Oct 4th @ Immediately after Player mMeting
Swiss Phase: Based on attendance:
Elimination Phase: cut to Top 8 after Swiss. Top 8 will use high-seed play/draw rule. Top 8 matches can use the full 40-minute match timer on MTGO.
Cardhoarder Weekend Rental Program Ends: Monday, Oct 5th @ 12:00 PM CDT. All rented cards must be returned by this time.
Prizes to be paid via Paypal 7-10 days upon the conclusion of the event. Players must have a PayPal account in order to receive prizes from this event.
Total Prize Pool: $1,000
Top 8 players recieve entry into the next Qualifier Wekeend on MTG Arena. The next qualifier weekend is on October 24-25. More information about Zendikar Rising Qualifier Weekends on MTG Arena can be found here.
Top 8 players will also receive a free pack of KMC Hyper Matte sleeves thanks to our sponsor, KMC Supplies!
Questions? Contact NRG Series Event Manager Max Kahn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask us on Twitter at @NRGSeries.