Organized Play Policies Update April 2024

Another season, another update to the Organized Play Policies!

The changes in this update (summarized below) are almost entirely made up of clarifications and small corrections. The most notable update is the adjustment to the recommended number of rounds for large Single Sided Swiss events. We’re trying to balance a few concerns around this tournament format and will be interested to hear people’s feedback and experiences with the currently outlined numbers. 

Download the latest version of the Organized Play Policies (PDF), and find links to other documents useful for TOs, at our new OPP landing page!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in feedback recently – if you feel other things are missing from these policies please reach out to us at op@nullsignal.games or join us in the TOs of Netrunner Discord.

Summary of Changes:

  • Clarification that cuts can be timed or untimed (1.1.10)
  • Added some clarification that after time is called there are still time expectations (
  • Single elimination cuts and double elimination cuts use the same pairing rules. We still have no plans to make single elimination cuts legal for Competitive level events (1.1.12)
  • Clarified that alt-arts in competitive tier events must follow Appendix III (1.3.3)
  • Asynchronous Events rules are back after getting lost in the last update. Full section is 1.6
  • Added shuffle expectations to player responsibilities (2.5.3)
  • Explicitly added an expectation of communicating game actions and allowance for shortcutting (2.5.4)
  • Added ‘board state’ to list of example disagreements between players (
  • Removed added losses for people joining late or rejoining (2.5.12)
  • Clarification in blue box on the distinction between and
  • Appendix II – Updated Single Sided Swiss recommended round counts
  • Appendix III – Clarifications on how information must be distributed