2023 Competitive Season Status Page

This page acts as ‘one stop shop’ for Organised Play (OP) Events for the 2023 Competitive Season. To find Netrunner events around the world within these categories, we recommend using Always Be Running and filtering by the event type. Make sure to bookmark this page if you plan on keeping up to date with competitive events!



Competitive Track Events

Circuit Breaker Invitational Championship 

This event is an online, Null Signal Games-organized event. It will be open by invitation only to winners of of NSG Store Championships, Regionals, Nationals, and Circuit Openers that took place in the 2020 to 2022 seasons. 

  • Format: Standard
  • Period: Q1
  • Distribution Method: Direct NSG distribution
  • Restrictions: Invitation-only
  • Formality: Competitive-tier

AnnouncementTicketing StartTicketing EndLocation/VenueEvent Date
Announced6 Dec, 202230 Dec 2022Online14-15 Jan 2023

Circuit Openers 

Circuit Openers are the inaugural and mid-season event of the Organised Play season. They will be run by local organizers. Tournament Organizers may purchase a kit during a two-week ordering period. Once the ordering period close, kits will be shipped directly to the buyer’s address from our supplier. 

H1 Circuit Opener

Prize fan of the 2023 HQ Circuit Opener Kit

H1 Circuit Opener is intended for events organized during the first half of 2023. However, Tournament Organizers may hold them at any point up to the release of 2024 H1 Circuit Opener.

  • Format: Standard or Startup, at the discretion of the TO
  • Period: Year-round (until 2024 kits are available)
  • Distribution Method: Purchase and shipment via 3rd party production company
  • Restrictions: None (an organizer may run multiple Circuit Openers if they wish, assuming they purchased enough kits during the purchase period)
  • Formality: Circuit Openers are classified as Casual-tier events for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies
AnnouncementPurchase PeriodShippingEvent Period
Announced Closed Late February 2023Q1 2023 – Q1 2024

Price: €55 (basic kit) / €90 (boosted kit)

Order window closed.

H2 Circuit Opener

H2 Circuit Opener is intended for events held during the second half of 2023 However, the event period can be up to the release of 2024 H2 Circuit Opener.

  • Format: Standard or Startup, at the discretion of the TO
  • Period: Year-round (until 2024 kits are available)
  • Distribution Method: Purchase and shipment via 3rd party production company
  • Restrictions: None (an organizer may run multiple Circuit Openers if they wish, assuming they purchased enough kits during the purchase period)
  • Formality: Circuit Openers are classified as Casual-tier events for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies
AnnouncementPurchase PeriodShippingEvent Period
Late Q2 2023 (est)Late Q2 2023 (est) for 2 weeksTBCQ3 2023 – Q3 2024

National Championships

National Championships are limited to one per country and are run by a local organizer. Kits will be purchased via an application process. In case of multiple applicants per country, Null Signal Games Organized Play will decide who to award it to. Larger countries with multiple, spread out communities of players may, subject to a sufficient number and quality of applications, have more than one Nationals approved. No member of Null Signal Games who themselves applied to run their country’s Nationals will take part in the selection process. Once the applications close, kits will be assembled and shipped via the Null Signal Games Organized Play Network of regional distributors. 

  • Format: Standard
  • Period: Q2-Q3 2023
  • Distribution Method: Following application process, kit will be sent via Null Signal Games Organized Play distribution.
  • Restrictions: One per country, to be determined by Null Signal Games Organized Play, although exceptions may be made for countries with larger playerbases
  • Formality: National Championships are classified as Competitive-tier events for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies
AnnouncementApplication PeriodShippingEvent Period
Late Q1 2023 (est)Late Q1 2023 (est) for 2 weeksTBCQ2-Q3 2023

Continental Championships 

Continental Championships are premier Null Signal Games organized play events. There are three Continental Championships: Europe, Middle East, and Africa; America; and Asia-Pacific. This year, the American Continental Championships will be held in-person, whereas Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Asia-Pacific will be held online. Face-to-face Continentals will be applied for to be run by a local organizer, who will be sponsored by Null Signal Games. Details on this sponsorship will be confirmed closer to the application date.

  • Format: Standard
  • Period: Early to mid Q3 2023
  • Distribution Method: Null Signal Games Organized Play distribution.
  • Restrictions: One per region (Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Asia-Pacific). Players can only compete in one Online Continental Championship, but may compete in the in-person Continental Championship in addition to one Online one.
  • Formality: Continental Championships are classified as competitive-tier events for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies
Announcement (American)Application Period (American)Event Period (American)
Late Q1 2023 (est)Late Q1 2023 (est) for 2 weeksQ3 2023
Announcement (Online Continentals)Ticketing Start (Online Continentals)Event Period (Online Continentals)
Early Q2 2023 (est)TBCQ3 2023

Intercontinental Championship 

This will be a unique, online-only event, open by invitation only to the top-placed players of each of the three Continental Championships. This is an NSG-organized event. 

  • Format: Triple Elimination Survival (Standard)
  • Period: Q3 2023
  • Distribution Method: Null Signal Games Organized Play distribution.
  • Restrictions: Invitation only
  • Formality: The Intercontinental Championship is classified as competitive-tier for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies

AnnouncementTicketing StartEvent Date
Early Q2 2023 (est)TBCAugust (est)

World Championship

This event is an NSG-organized in-person event, currently planned to be hosted in Europe. Details of the exact dates and venue will be announced later. This is the absolute premiere event to be at, and typically hosted over 3 days.

  • Format: Standard Main Event, Standard Team Tournament, Startup
  • Period: October 2023 (est)
  • Distribution Method: in-person attendance
  • Restrictions: Open
  • Formality: The World Championship is classified as competitive-tier for the purposes of Null Signal Games Organized Play Policies

AnnouncementTicketing StartTicketing EndLocation/VenueEvent Date
Location and dates to be announced Q1.
Further details on venue and timings to be announced Q2
Q2 (est)Up to the date of the eventTBC (in Europe)October (est)

Last Chance Qualifier

The Last Chance Qualifier will be a special online tournament held by Null Signal Games using the 2023 H2 Circuit Opener kit. The entire Top Cut of this event will all qualify for the 2024 Circuit Breaker Invitational.

  • Format: Standard
  • Period: Q4
  • Distribution Method: Direct NSG distribution
  • Restrictions: Open
  • Formality: Casual-tier

AnnouncementTicketing PeriodEvent Date
Early Q1 2023 (est)TBCQ4 2023

Game Night Kits

These are small prize kits designed to be used by local organizers to provide prize support for casual events. They are available quarterly via our print-on-demand stores. These kits are flexible in format.

2022 Q4 GNK 

22Q4GNK card fan with title

Status: Currently available

Available to buy from MakePlayingCards and DriveThruCards:

2023 Q1 GNK 

Announcement with Print on Demand expected 2nd half of Quarter 1.

2023 Q2 GNK 

Announcement with Print on Demand expected 2nd half of Quarter 2.

2023 Q3 GNK 

Announcement with Print on Demand expected 2nd half of Quarter 3.

2023 Q4 GNK 

Announcement with Print on Demand expected 2nd half of Quarter 4.