ManaTraders Series

The Manatraders Series is the largest payout tournament on MTGO, with a $15'000 prize pool each month, from January to November, with a final $30'000 December invitational tournament.

There is no entry fee, ManaTraders Series is free and will always be free! Anyone can join, no affiliation with ManaTraders is required - you just need an MTGO account and your skills.

Register for the June Series
  • $15,000 monthly payout*
  • Free entry
  • Open to all, even non-ManaTraders users
  • Top 256 receive prizes
  • 10x prize multiplier for ManaTraders users
  • Different format every month

* $15'580. Payout table is based on ManaTraders subscriber bonus of 10x, overall payout could be less for non-subscribers win.


The Manatraders Series are Constructed tournaments, spanning from Standard to Vintage. They are free and open to everyone. Each month players will compete in three phases:

  • QUALIFIER LEAGUE - Open play, starting the 2nd Monday of each month at 12pm ET

    Play this portion at your pace, you will get randomly paired with other players and play on demand. The Qualifier League will be open for play from 12pm to 12am daily.

    League play includes a leaderboard. The leaderboard will pay out prizes to the top 20 users with the highest win percentage. To receive prizes for the leaderboard you must play at least 20 matches.
    To move on to the Swiss round you will need to: • play 10 - 19 matches and have a 70% win percentage • or play 20 - 29 matches and have a 65% win percentage • or play 30+ matches and have a 60% win percentage
    If you qualify at anytime, you are locked in to the swiss round regardless if you dip below the necessary win percentage. This will encourage you to continue on for the leaderboard prizes.
  • SWISS - Last Saturday of each month at 10am ET
    This round will consist of 5-9 rounds depending on the amount of players entered. The top 8 players will move on to the finals.
  • TOP 8 - Last Sunday of each month at 4pm ET
    The top 8 players will each play 3 matches in order to determine their exact standing from 1 to 8. Upon a loss they are moved to a lower bracket. Each bracket pairs the players depending on their initial top8 position after the swiss (“seed”) - the highest available seed plays the lowest available.
  • Final December invitational - Second weekend of December.
    To be one of the 48 players able to participate in this event, you have to earn an invite.
    You can do so by: • Finishing 1st or 2nd in any month’s top 8 (22 players) • Finishing 1st or 2nd in any month’s qualifier leaderboard (22 players) • Finishing the series season with the most invite points. (4 players)
    If due to some players winning invites more than once there are less than 48 unique players qualified, additional players that have the most invitational points will be invited. If more than 4 players are tied with the most invitational points, the tiebreaker will be the number of appearances in the monthly series tournaments. If that is not sufficient there will be a playoff.


The Full Tournament Prize Pool is based on Qualifier + Swiss + Final Round. The Qualifier Leaderboard Prize Pool is based on the Qualifier League only. Prizes are cumulative, meaning that you can win both.

LM stands for Loyalty Multiplier. The maximum value of LM is 20. For instance, if you are in the 3rd month of the loyalty program and take the first place, you will receive an extra 1% of the prize, so your total winnings will be $3000 + 1% + $3030. If you have 12 months of loyalty and take the first place, you will receive $3000 + 10% = $3300.

Non subscribers ManaTraders Subscribers
$ 300 $ 3,000 + LM
$ 200 $ 2,000 + LM
$ 100 $ 1,000 + LM
$ 100 $ 1,000 + LM
$ 60 $ 600 + LM
$ 60 $ 600 + LM
$ 50 $ 500 + LM
$ 50 $ 500 + LM
9°-16° $ 10 $ 100 * LM
17°-64° $ 25 credit* $ 25 credit*
65°-128° $ 10 credit* $ 10 credit*
129°-256° $ 5 credit* $ 5 credit*
*can be used towards ManaTraders rental services
Non subscribers ManaTraders Subscribers
$ 100 $ 1,000
$ 50 $ 500
$ 30 $ 300
$ 20 $ 200
5°-10° $ 10 $ 100
11°-20° $ 5 credit* $ 50 credit*
*can be used towards ManaTraders rental services


Do I need a ManaTraders subscription plan to register?

You do not need a paid subscription, we will give you a free plan. However paid ManaTraders subscribers will get a 10x bonus payout. out..

How do I get paid if I win?

We deposit money in your cashable wallet, then you can choose to cash out via PayPal or Zelle..

Can I play different decks each match?

For the Qualifier League, yes. For the the Swiss and the Final Round you will be required to play the same deck.

Where do I play?

All matches are played in the Magic Online constructed lobby. Our system will give you full instructions on how to connect or setup matches with your paired opponent.

What happens if my opponent does not show for a match?

In the Qualifier League matches count only if played. In phase two (Swiss) and three (Finals) users must be online and ready to play at a certain time, failure to do so will result in a loss. Phases two and three are monitored by our tournament directors.

How do I qualify for the multiplier?

You need to have a paid ManaTraders subscription and maintain it for the duration of the tournament, from your first match played until the end of the tournament.

Where do I register?

Register your MTGO account on Once logged in, visit your Dashboard and click the Tournament link on the left. Follow the instructions on the screen.

What is a credit towards rental services?

This credit can be used to purchase ManaTraders rental subscriptions or paper rentals. This credit can not be cashed out to your payment method.

How do I join the tournament and play the matches?

You access the tournament from a dedicated page in your dashboard. In the Qualifying League, just click the 'Play Now' button and wait for the system to find an opponent.

The Swiss and the Final Round phases are accessed through the tournament page in your dashboard, but you will play at a specific given date and time.

How do I qualify for the final event?

You must play at least 10 matches during the Preliminary phase. If you have a 70% win ratio and 10 matches, or a 65% ratio and 20 matches, or a 60% ratio and 30 matches, you qualify.

What if the system does not find an opponent?

Towards the end of the preliminary phases, the system may not be able to find an opponent. In this case, please retry. We will display the best datetimes to show and look for an opponent.