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NRG Series $1,000 Arena Event (Alchemy)

Game: Magic: The Gathering

Organized by: NRG Series

Tournament Type: MTG Arena

The NRG Series is awarding nearly $250,000 in 2022! General information about the 2022 NRG Series can be found here:

Entry Fee: $20.00 + $2.19 | Open Registration | Format: Alchemy | Ended | 84 of 200 Enrolled Players

The NRG Series is back for tabletop and digital Magic in 2022! Read our 2022 announcement here.

Event Information

  • NRG Series $1,000 Arena Event (Alchemy)

  • Date: March 12, 2022

Pre-register through MTG Melee.

Coverage of this event will be broadcast on Twitch. Tune in live at!

Main Event Information

This event is a $1,000 Alchemy event. To enroll in this event, register directly through MTG Melee. Decklists are required to be submitted through MTG Melee. More information about this event's rules, schedule, and prizes can be found on subsequent tabs.


Decklists are open and will be automatically provided by MTG Melee at the start of each round. Players will have 10 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 (Tournament Match) on MTG Arena.

Players are not allowed to intentionally draw. The Top 8 will use the High Seed Play/Draw rule. You may need to customize your Direct Challenge settings to make sure that the higher seed gets the choice to play or draw.

Match Recordings & Coverage

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. Please make sure you are a member of the NRG Series discord.

You ARE allowed to stream this event! We recommend using a 10-minute delay and switching your chat to emote-only to avoid any outside assitance. Players who are found to be ghosting the official NRG Series stream or individual players' streams will be disqualifed from the event. Players are not allowed to use Twitch chat, Discord, or any other form of communication to give or recieve advice during a match.

Connectivity & Bugs

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. Other issues will be dealt with based on the Magic Digital IPG if possible. All final decisions are based on the sole discretion of the tournament organizer.

Players should be aware of the known bugs on MTG Arena. The intentional exploitation of any MTG Arena bug during the tournament is considerded cheating and is grounds for removal from the event without prize.

Legal Stuff

Players must be 18 years or older to participate in this event.

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.

Decklists Due & Check-in Time: Saturday, March 12th @ 9:50 AM CT

Event Start: Saturday, March 12th @ 10:00 AM CT

Swiss Phase: Based on attendance:

  • 33-64 Players: 6 rounds
  • 65-128 Players: 7 rounds
  • 129+ Players: 8 rounds

Elimination Phase: cut to Top 8 after Swiss. Top 8 will use high-seed play/draw rule.

The organizer has agreed to pay out prizes in 14 days or less.

NRG Series $1,000 Arena Event Prize Payout

Total Prize Pool: $1,000

  • 1st: $400, Invitation to an upcoming Magic Esports Set Championship & 4 NRG Series Points
  • 2nd: $200 & 3 NRG Series Points
  • 3rd/4th: $100 & 2 NRG Series Points
  • 5th-8th: $50 & 1 NRG Series Point

2nd through 8th place will also be awarded invitaitons to an upcoming Arena Qualifer Weekend on MTG Arena.

NRG Series points are used towards at-large invites to the $20,000 invite-only 2022 Championship. Our invitation structure can be found here.

Prizes are to be paid out within 14 days of the conclusion of the event based on the above distribution. Our default payment method is via check by mail, but players also have the option to receive their payments via Paypal (minus Goods & Services fee). Players may also elect to receive their payment in MTGO Tix (at current market rate) or in store credit (10% bonus).

Questions or comments? Please contact event manager Max Kahn at

Glitch /nrgseries OFFLINE


Archetype Breakdown

* Record includes mirror matches. Match Win Percentage (MW%) excludes mirror matches.