Organized by: NRG Series
The NRG Series is awarding nearly $250,000 in 2022! General information about the 2022 NRG Series can be found here: https://articles.nerdragegaming.com/nrg-series-2022-announcement/
Entry Fee: $180.00 + $10.37 | Open Registration | Format: Pioneer, Modern, Legacy | Registration | 122 of 128 Enrolled Players
The NRG Series is back for tabletop and digital Magic in 2022! Read our 2022 announcement here.
NRG Series $15,000 Minneapolis Trial Weekend
Date: May 21-22, 2022
Location: Saint Paul River Centre - 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Saturday Event: $10,000 Team (Pioneer/Modern/Legacy) Trial
Sunday Event: $5,000 Modern Trial
Pre-register for both events through MTG Melee. Limited on-site registration is available. Saturday's Trial caps at 128 teams (384 players). Sunday's Trial caps at 300 players. On-site registration will be available as space permits, and will cost $5 more than the preregistration rate.
DoubleTree by Hilton 411 Minnesota Street St Paul, MN 55101 (Hotel is approx 3 blocks from venue and connected via skyway)
$109.99 per night, book here.
Need singles? The NRG sales booth will be stocked with a wide array of Magic singles, sealed product, and accessories. Buyers will be available all day to purchase your collection for cash or store credit. You can order singles through NerdRageGaming.com by 4PM CT on the Thursday before the event. Be sure to select “Event Pickup" as your shipping option at check out.
The NRG Series is proud to partner with Coalesce Apparel + Design, the #1 store for Magic: The Gathering-inspired apparel, including shirts, hoodies, stickers, and more! Coalesce Apparel + Design will be present at all 2022 NRG Series events, but if you can't miss one, be sure to check out their full inventory at coalesceapparel.shop!
We are excited to have Magic artists Jeff Laubenstein and rk post joining us at this event. Both of them will be signing cards and offering prints, playmats, tokens, and more at their booths! Check out Jeff's Magic art and rk's Magic art (and website).
Saturday's main event is the $10,000 Team Trial. To enroll in this event, ONE PLAYER PER TEAM should register directly through MTG Melee. **On-site registration will be available as space permits, and will cost $5 more than the base entry fee. ** This event will be run at Competitive REL and decklists for Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy are required to be submitted through MTG Melee. More information about this event's rules, schedule, and prizes can be found on subsequent tabs.
Side events will be available all weekend long, including on-demand booster drafts, constructed win-a-box events, and Commander pods. Registration for on-demand events will be available on-site; there is no preregistration available for side events.
Each day will also feature a premier scheduled side event that starts after the conclusion of Round 3 of the main event (approx. 1:30 PM each day) with NerdRageGaming.com store credit prizes. Full side event schedules will be available soon.
Coverage of this event will be broadcast on Twitch. Tune in live at twitch.tv/NRGSeries!
This event will be run in accordance with any COVID-19 health and safety protocols as directed by the venue, municipality, state, and country.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series or a single-dose vaccine) or present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the start of the event (for this event, a test date of May 18, 2022 or later). Attendees must bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result to the venue and present it when requested by a tournament official. Attendees that fail to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be removed from the venue without refund.
Test results from at-home Covid test kits will not be accepted. If you plan to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test, you must show proof of a test from a documented test site, such as a medial facility, clinic, hospital, etc. This proof must include your name, the result of the test, the date of the test, and the facility name/location. Both PCR and Antigen tests from these facilities will be accepted.
Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees are required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth while inside the venue.
Do not attend if you or a member of your household is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. The NRG Series reserves the right to modify our policies as we see fit up to the day of the event. We also reserve the right to cancel this event at any time.
Should this event become canceled due to COVID-19, all entry fees will be automatically refunded. However, Nerd Rage Gaming Ltd. is not responsible for covering any outside costs incurred by event attendees, such as hotel, travel accommodations, or other purchases. We urge attendees to only book travel that is 100% refundable.
If paper printouts are made for this tournament, players' names will display as their real names regardless of their profile settings.
This event will be run at Competitive Rules Enforcement Level (Comp REL).
Players are required to submit their decklists for Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy via MTG Melee prior to the beginning of the tournament. Decklists will not be public during the Swiss rounds of the event. All decklists will become public for the Top 8 rounds.
This event will have a variable number of Swiss rounds based on attendance followed by a cut to Top 8. The Quarterfinal (Top 8) round will play on Saturday night. Top 4 matches will play out on Sunday morning at 9 AM and players will receive an appropriate amount of byes into Sunday's event should they choose to play.
NRG Series Minneapolis Trial Weekend (all times US Central Time)
The organizer has agreed to pay out prizes in 14 days or less.
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 NerdRageGaming.com store credit (10% bonus).
Questions or comments? Please contact event manager Max Kahn at email@example.com.