Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Corporate League!
Updated: Feb 7, 2022
Leagues are back with in-person play! I know, it has been a while since I've posted in here about our Corporate League, but we've been busy! Starting with the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Corporate League we've been able to get back to playing our finals in-person! We are excited to see this networking opportunity continue to grow with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty! Come join our corporate league, meet other people who work in tech companies in Utah and Salt Lake counties, and play some Magic: The Gathering!
What is a Magic: The Gathering League?
A league in Magic: The Gathering is a month-long tournament using sealed packs from a given set. Each player starts with the same number of packs and builds a 40 card deck. In our case, we start with a pre-release kit. Over the course of four weeks, people may add more packs. One per week, after the first, and one for each 3 losses up to a cap of 12 packs total. Games are played best-of-one and players are encouraged to not play the same person twice in a row.
This format works well for networking! Everyone is on an even playing field. Each person gets their cards from the same number of sealed packs. Whether you are new to the game or have played for years, it doesn't matter. League games are best of one and can play quickly, to fit in your schedule. League members can play people at their own company, meet and play with other companies or play against each other online over Discord. Not playing the same person twice in a row helps to vary things up and meet new players across the league.
As the league progresses, when someone wins a game they will record that game through a link provided after the league begins. Stats will show on the league page (see our past league pages here).
At the end of the league, we will hold a tournament for players from all companies to come and compete for the trophy and the glory that comes with being the corporate champions of the set. Winners will have their company name, the set, and date put on a plaque on the trophy and the opportunity to display the trophy until the next set. In addition, we will have a small number of promo cards to give out to people who participated throughout the league. These will go to people who played the most unique opponents, changed their deck colors the most often, etc. However, to win a promo card, you must be present at the final tournament!
When Do Things Happen?
For this league, games will begin Monday, February 21st and run through Friday, March 18th. Weekly packs go out on February 28th, March 7th, and 14th. The final will be held on March 19th at 1:00 p.m. at Game Grid in Lehi. Packs are opened on the honor system, but speaking from experience you will enjoy the league more as you stick to the schedule.
Join the Discord Server
Make sure you join the Discord server to get details as we go along, find others to play, or even promote openings your company may have! To do so, you will need to join Game Grid's Discord server here https://discord.gg/8krdfd6T and reach out to @Gurfuzle to be added to our channels.
How Do I Play on Discord?
With the world as it is, many of us are now used to video conferencing. Playing a game of Magic: The Gathering over something like Discord or SpellTable is just as easy. You will need a computer with a camera setup where your play surface is visible. You can use our discord channel to find others who are looking for a game and go from there.
Working Remotely or Not in Utah?
Not a problem! We are playing games over Discord! If you can get access to a pre-release kit and 6 other packs (Either from your local game store or from Game Grid in Lehi) and you have access to the internet and a webcam, we invite you to join Game Grid's Discord server and play games with us that way!
Join as an Independent
Are you not with a company or not 3 or more from your company? Not a problem! We will have a number of people playing as independents (Someone not a part of a team from a company). You can participate for the league during the month over discord or in person. If you are interested in participating in the final tournament, join with other independents to create a new team or join an existing company's team.
How do I Join?
If you are interested in joining, fill out this form and/or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list. You will need to purchase a pre-release kit + 6 additional packs. Hope to see you on Discord!
How do I get my Packs?
To start you need a pre-release kit and six additional packs making twelve total. You may purchase them from any source you like. We do run a bulk buy from Game Grid in Lehi for those interested. To sign up for that, fill out the second portion of the signup form and reach out to email@example.com to reimburse the cost. You will pick up the packs from Game Grid in Lehi, or you may arrange to pick the packs up directly from Tech Networking and Games. How and when those packs are opened is determined as stated above.