NFL Five 2021 Preseason Details!

Find out about the 2021 NFL Five Preseason below.

NFL Five 2020 is now available! Last week’s launch giveaway asked participants to name the most powerful card in the new set, and the responses were varied. Overall, Adrenaline emerged as the most popular response – time will tell if it maintains its status after the dust settles on the new metagame! The randomly selected winners:   

Thanks to all that participated, and watch for two more chances to win in September! 

Panini America’s NFL Five Trading Card Game will begin its first season of Organized Play events next month, kicking off the “NFL Five 2021 Preseason” with a series of online meetups. 


In the interest of safety, the 2021 NFL Five Preseason will be held via Zoom. Eight online events will take place from September to November, featuring five casual tournaments and three “Designer Challenges.” Tournaments will consist of three rounds of exhibition matches, with prizes based solely on participation. Meanwhile, Designer Challenges offer the opportunity for pre-selected fans to play against the game’s creator, Brian Fahmie – followed by a Q&A session after the match.

At the end of each online event, two randomly selected participants will receive an invite to the NFL Five 2021 Kickoff Tournament. This 16-person event will be fully sponsored by Panini America, and it is scheduled to be held in Spring 2021 at a TBA location.* 

*subject to local health/safety guidelines for events 

Following the Kickoff Tournament, NFL Five Organized Play continues with the Regular Season and the NFL Five Championship.


Stay tuned for more information about Regular Season and Championship event dates, locations, and prizes. 

At all levels of gameplay, countless new abilities can be found in the NFL Five 2020 expansion set (fully compatible with 2019 release) – available for sale now. 

Fans can find the latest NFL Five updates on the blog, along with opportunities to connect on the official NFL Five Discord channel. For inquiries about NFL Five Organized Play, contact

Participants in NFL Five events should be familiar with the NFL Five Current Rulings Document and Panini Games Tournament Guide, and all tournaments (including online exhibitions) will require a Deck Registration Form.

Panini America is the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company – and its gaming division, Panini Games, produces tabletop products like NFL Five and MetaX TCG. For more information, visit