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Date(s) - 2022 Feb 05
All Day

MTG: Modern


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We’re back and it’s time to put the Gathering back in Magic and the Fun back in “Judging great events in big function rooms”!

Axion Now is excited to invite you to apply for their upcoming Mega Weekend, hosted at the Jury’s Inn Milton Keynes, on Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th February.

This will likely be the largest event in a long while and offers valuable judging experience and development opportunities through being part of a larger judge team. As usual, we are looking for judges willing to go the extra mile to offer players an amazing experience. 

Applications for this event will be open until 27th December. Make sure you read the information below carefully before applying. 

Below you can find all of the essential information you will need before applying to this event. To help out judges who are applying to judge for Axion Now for the first time, or who are interested in applying for something new, we have also collected together more detailed information on our typical roles, responsibilities, and expectations. You can read this here.


The Mega Weekend will feature two large events:

Saturday 5th February: Mega Modern

Sunday 6th February: Team Unified Modern

Alongside these the event will also offer side events, drafts and the Axion Command Centre


We will be offering short and long shifts of judges to cover the whole day. Timings for these shifts are as follows. All end times are estimates.


Short Shift: 9.15AM to shortly after the end of the swiss portion of the event (c. 7.30PM)

Long Shift: 9.15AM until the end of the event (c. 10PM)

Head Judge: 9AM until the end of the event (c. 10PM)


Short Shift: 10AM to around the end of the quarter finals (c. 7.30PM)

Long Shift: 9.15AM until the end of the event and tear down (c. 9PM)

Head Judge: 9.15AM until the end of the event and tear down (c. 9PM)

If you find that your transport options would require you to arrive or leave a little earlier or later than these times, please make this clear in your application – we can work around most reasonable requirements.



Short shift: £90 (per day)

Long shift: £110 (per day)

Main Event Head Judges: £200 (per day)

Scorekeeper roles are long shifts.

Free lunch will be provided to all staff as well as dinner to all long shift judges. 

Standby Judges:

Standby judges will receive the regular shift compensation rate if activated. Standbys not activated will have the choice of either free main event entry or side events of equivalent value. 


All judges will be needed for tasks ranging from taking judge calls, contributing to event and venue logistics and making sure players are having a great day. We also have a number of special positions which you can apply for. 

Requiring previous experience:

  • Main Event Head Judge (L2+)
  • Scorekeeper (Experience with EventLink required)
  • Team Leads (experienced Comp REL judges)

Open to everyone:

  • Side Event Head Judges (Legacy for Goodies, Modern Rebound)
  • On-Demand Drafts Manager
  • Special Circumstances Coordinator
  • Axion Now Representative
  • Standby Judges

For more information on specific roles and expectations, please check the document here.

You are welcome to apply for as many roles as you are interested in. The roles listed are aimed at a range of experience levels – unless it says otherwise, we welcome applications for these from judges of all levels and experience. If you are applying for a special role, make sure to let us know why you would be great for the job in your application.


In addition to the event being run in line with all government guidelines all Judges will be expected to provide a valid, in-date COVID Pass and wear a mask throughout the event unless unable to due to physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability. Full details about Axion Now’s COVID-19 Policy can be found here.

NOTE: This is the first time we advertise an event on Judge Academy. If you have issues with the application, please reach out to us directly. /Nik & Hannah

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