2024 NRG Series Announcement

This year marks the 9th anniversary of the NRG Series. Because of your support everything is GROWING!! Check out the highlights for 2024:

  • More events – You may attend 8 Series weekends in 2024 compared to 7 in 2023!
  • More money – $165,000 in total prize money will be given out throughout the year!
  • More Championship Competitors – 24 players will qualify for our end of the year Championship!
  • Larger Championship Prize Pool – $35,000!! Our largest Championship prize pool to date.
  • More ways to qualify Double queue weekends, Showdown winners, Season point leaders, Team Showdown winners and of course at-large players!
  • More Side Events – Side Events in 2023 saw the largest growth on the Series and we have no intention of stopping!

Direct Links:

NRG Series Main Events

NRG Series Side Events

$35,000 NRG Series Championship

NRG Series Main Events

The 2024 NRG Series will see the return of seasons while continuing the popular feature from 2023: Win-and-Ins. Spike the Showdown and qualify for Champs!

A typical NRG Series weekend will feature a $10,000 Showdown on Saturday and a $5,000 Trial on Sunday. Throughout the year, we’ll host 8 weekends (16 total events) with 4 weekends per season. Four of the 8 Series weekends will be “double queue” weekends, which means the Saturday and Sunday Showdown events will both add players directly into Champs.

Here’s a look at Season One of the 2024 schedule:

Date Location Saturday Event Sunday Event
February 17-18, 2024 Chicagoland, IL $10,000 Showdown
$5,000 Showdown
April 20-21, 2024 Minneapolis, MN $10,000 Showdown
$5,000 Trial
May 11-12, 2024 Indianapolis, IN $10,000 Showdown
$10,000 Showdown

[Team Trios: Standard, Pioneer, Modern]

June 22-23, 2024 St. Louis, MO $10,000 Showdown
$5,000 Trial

The Championship

The 2024 NRG Series Championship showcases 24 players in the largest Champs prize pool ever: $35,000 in cash prizes!
You can qualify for the 2024 NRG Series Championship in the following ways:

  • (16) Win any NRG Series Showdown (10 individual events + 2 team events)
  • (2) Be one of the two Season 1 (February-June) Point Leaders
  • (2) Be one of the two Season 2 (August-November) Point Leaders
  • (3) Be one of the 3 “At-Large” Point Leaders over the course of the year
  • (1) Be the 2023 NRG Series Champion

Regional Championship Qualifications / Event Prize Breakdown

As a recognized Destination Series, Regional Championship qualifications will continue to be available at NRG Series events. 

Already qualified, not a problem! Qualified players are permitted to play in NRG Series Showdowns and Trials.

All $10k Showdowns will grant two (2) Regional Championship qualifications to our finalist, except for $10k Team events which will grant three (3) qualifications, one (1) to each player on the winning team. All $5k Trials will grant one (1) Regional Championship qualification to our winner. ReCQ’s will grant up to three (3) Regional Championship qualifications based on attendance.  Each player that goes 5-0 in this single elimination event will receive a qualification.

If you add it all up, that means a typical weekend can offer 9 total invites! Check out our event prize breakdown below for more information:

$10,000 Individual Trial Prize Breakdown
Finish Cash Prize Points Invites
1 $2,400 30 NRG Championship & MTG Regional Championship
2 $1,200 25 MTG Regional Championship
3-4 $800 20
5-8 $400 15
9-16 $200 10
17-32 $100 5
33-64 3
65-128 2
All Others 1


$5,000 Individual Trial Prize Breakdown
Finish Cash Prize Points Invites
1 $1,200 30 MTG Regional Championship
2 $600 25
3-4 $400 20
5-8 $200 15
9-16 $100 10
17-32 $50 5
33-64 3
65-128 2
All Others 1

NRG Series Side Events

Find your fun in 2024 with something for every player at the Side Event Stage!

Starting in 2024, there will be explainer videos for the different side event offerings and special “Double Ticket” events where the payout is twice as nice.

2024 will be the “Year of Limited” with more limited play. Including some “Full Set” Rotisserie drafts. The “It’s a Secret” sealed event that includes a random “Secret Lair”. As well as those universes beyond and other draft experience sets from WotC.

Coverage in 2024

We’re happy to announce that you get a seat at the action at the NRG Series with live coverage on Twitch.tv. Be sure to follow us on Twitch for every minute of competitive Magic coverage, commentary, interviews, deck techs, and more!

Wrapping Up

The NRG Series is looking forward to another year of Magic across the Midwest. We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 NRG Series and tweeting on X at @NRGSeries. To the year ahead!

Note: Content found on this website may not yet be updated to reflect the information found in today’s announcement. Some statements include “forward-looking” information. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow players to experience NRG staff’s beliefs and opinions in evaluating future entertainment options. These are not guaranteed and may be changed at any time and for any reason.

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Libby L

Libby is the Events and Judge Manager for the Nerd Rage Gaming Series. His love for hot dogs is only matched by his love for supreme event experiences.
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