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NRG Series Arena Open #1

Organized by: NRG Series

Platform: MTG Arena

Free to Play | Invite Only | Format: Standard | Ended | 42 of 4000 Enrolled Players

NRG Series Arena Open #1

The NRG Series is committed to hosting competitive Magic tournaments no matter the circumstances! We're excited to host our first NRG Series Arena Open, free to all of our Patreon subscribers!

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Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Decklists Due & Check-in Time: 10:45 AM CDT

Event Start: 11:00 AM CDT

Entry Fee: Free to all of our Patreon subscribers. Log into Patreon to get the entry code for this event.

Platform: Magic Arena

Format: Standard

Structure: Swiss based on attendance + cut to Top 8

Prize Support

(All prizes in Store Credit)

If 99 players or fewer: $500 total

1st: $225

2nd: $125

3rd/4th: $75

If 100 players or more: $1,000 total

1st: $400

2nd: $200

3rd/4th: $100

5th-8th: $50


Pairings will be done using the Direct Challenge feature (Tournament Match) on Magic Arena. 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.

Players are allowed to intentionally draw, but 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

Match Recording Instructions

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, video coverage of this event will be provided by the NRG Series. If you're interested in seeing your match covered, upload your videos to Google Drive and share with! Please make sure your match videos follow the guidelines in order to be covered.

Top 8 players are REQUIRED to record their matches.

Thanks to our Sponsor!

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!

Connectivity and 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. Any other issues will be dealt with based on the sole discretion of the tournament organizer.

Players should be aware of the known bugs on Magic Arena.

Legal Stuff

By participating 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.

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Archetype Breakdown

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