Diplomacy Broadcast Network Invitational

Established in 2020, the Diplomacy Broadcast Network (DBN) Invitational is a year-long points competition between players in both the face-to-face and extended-deadline Diplomacy communities, culminating with the DBN Invitational Championship game in February. Players vie to become the DBN Invitational Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well at DBN qualifying events, but also excels through the pressure of the DBN Invitational Tournament itself.  

Automatic Qualifiers To Date

NameQualifying Event
Siobhan Nolen Cascadia Open 2020
Christian Kline
DixieCon 2020
Tanya Gill Boston Massacre 2020
VDL 2020
Tommy Anderson Liberty Cup 2020
John AndersonWeasel Moot XIV
Andrei GribakovTempest in a Teapot 2020
Davide Chignoli (@PezDeMer)Nexus Season 4
BrumarkOnline Diplomacy Champ. 2020
Bill HackenbrachtCarnage 2020
Morgante PellVWDC 2020
Alessandro TavaniNexus Season 5
Ed SullivanCascadia Open 2021

The Diplomacy Broadcast Network Invitational Tournament is designed to bring the winners and top performers of major Diplomacy events from both the face-to-face and extended-deadline communities together for a highly competitive tournament between some of Diplomacy’s best players. 

The inaugural event in 2021 will consist of preliminary rounds on February 13th and February 20th, culminating in a top board for the championship on February 27th.

The DBN Board of Directors has identified significant Diplomacy events from both the face-to-face and extended-deadline communities. Each qualifying event has been evaluated to ensure there are appropriate standards and levels of competition. Events may be added to this list if DBN deems them significant enough. 

Face-to-Face:

  • Cascadia Open 2020 (AQ)
  • GUDCon 2020
  • TotalCon 2020
  • DixieCon 2020 (AQ)
  • Boston Massacre 2020 (AQ)
  • Liberty Cup 2020 (AQ)
  • Weasel Moot 2020 (AQ)
  • Tempest 2020 (AQ)
  • Carnage 2020 (AQ)
  • Virtual World Diplomacy Classic (AQ)
  • Virtual Diplomacy League (AQ) [in progress]
  • Cascadia Open 2021 (AQ pending)

Extended-Deadline:

  • Nexus Season 4 (AQ)
  • Nexus Season 5 (AQ)
  • Online Diplomacy Championship (AQ)

Events whose winners automatically qualify for the DBN Invitational are indicated by “AQ”. Events marked as “AQ Pending” will be reviewed after the event has completed to determine if the event had sufficient participation to warrant its winner to automatically qualify. 

OVERVIEW

Established in 2020, the Diplomacy Broadcast Network (DBN) Invitational is a year-long points competition between players in both the face-to-face and extended-deadline Diplomacy communities, culminating with the DBN Invitational Championship game in February. Players vie to become the DBN Invitational Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well at DBN qualifying events, but also excels through the pressure of the DBN Invitational Tournament itself. 

DBN QUALIFYING EVENTS

DBN Qualifying Events include significant Diplomacy events from the Face-to-Face and Extended-Deadline Diplomacy community, beginning in February and ending in January of the following calendar year. Players earn DBN Invitational points based on their finish at each event. Points are awarded based on a combination of the size of the event, number of participants, and the player’s final ranking at the event. An emphasis has been placed on event wins. The amount of points awarded drops rapidly with lower placements. 

DBN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

At the conclusion of the season, 28 players will be invited to play in the DBN Invitational Tournament, a three weekend event over the month of February. Players that win an event with sufficient size and player count will automatically be invited to participate in the tournament. Any remaining tournament slots will be offered to players in order of their DBN Standings at the end of the season. If a player is unable to participate, the player with the next highest position in the DBN Standings will be invited until all slots have been filled. 

At the end of two qualifying rounds, the seven players with the highest scores will be invited to participate in the DBN Invitational Championship Game. The winner of this game will be crowned DBN Invitational Tournament champion. 

The 2021 Invitational Field

Below are the participants in the 2021 DBN Invitational, in seed order.  Check back here in the coming days for official tournament rules. Check out David Hood and Zach Moore revealing the field on Countdown.  
  • 1 Tanya Gill
  • 2 John Anderson
  • 3 Morgante Pell
  • 4 Ed Sullivan
  • 5 Nicolas Sahuguet
  • 6 Alessandro Tavani
  • 7 Christian Kline
  • 8 Andrei Gribakov
  • 9 Tommy Anderson
  • 10 Karthik Konath
  • 11 Maxim Popov
  • 12 Siobhan Nolen
  • 13 Jaxon Roberts
  • 14 Peter McNamara
  • 15 Thomas Mowe
  • 16 Farren Jane
  • 17 Sergey Seregin
  • 18 Hunter Katcher
  • 19 Natty Shafer
  • 20 Matthew Crill
  • 21 Russ Dennis
  • 22 Riaz Virani
  • 23 Conrad Woodring
  • 24 Markus Zijlstra
  • 25 Eustacchio Raulli
  • 26 Ben Kellman
  • 27 Craig Mayr
  • 28 Brad Blitstein
  • A1 Jason Mastbaum
  • A2 Dave Roberts
  • A3 Liam Stokes
  • A4 Claes de Graaff
  • A5 Zachary Moore

Official Standings

The DBN Invitational qualifying events standings are listed below. A player’s points total is the sum of their three best placement scores from qualifying events.  Placement scores are higher for larger events.  Winners of select qualifying events automatically qualify (AQ). Check out the DBN Invitational 101 tab for more details.

Updated through the VDL Championship (Jan 16, 2021). Only results from completed competitions are included.  Check out the DBNI Countdown Segment on the latest episode of Deadline News.

PlacePlayerCountTotalT / S / E
1Tanya Gill5192.68 / 5 / 0
2John Anderson8158.610 / 6 / 4
3Morgante Pell7147.49 / 12 / 2
4Bill Hackenbracht6141.010 / 7 / 1
5Ed Sullivan8130.711 / 8 / 1
6Nicolas Sahuguet11110.912 / 10 / 2
7Alessandro Tavani2103.71 / 0 / 0
8Brumark (webdip)198.0- / - / -
9Davide Chignoli196.0- / - / -
10Christian Kline591.97 / 3 / 1
11Andrei Gribakov587.56 / 6 / 0
12Tommy Anderson884.43 / 11 / 8
13Karthik Konath778.46 / 13 / 4
14Maxim Popov868.27 / 6 / 8
15Siobhan Nolen265.63 / 1 / 0
16Jaxon Roberts664.27 / 11 / 3
17Peter McNamara663.96 / 6 / 1
18Thomas Mowe363.80 / 2 / 2
19Farren Jane462.25 / 4 / 4
20Sergey Seregin361.11 / 2 / 1
21Hunter Katcher760.46 / 7 / 2
22Teccles (webdip)158.8- / - / -
23Natty Shafer657.92 / 10 / 2
24Matthew Crill655.75 / 7 / 4
25Russ Dennis451.64 / 3 / 1
26Andrew Goff351.31 / 4 / 0
27Riaz Virani447.73 / 4 / 1
28Jordan Connors247.2- / - / -
29Conrad Woodring645.65 / 4 / 1
30Markus Zijlstra240.00 / 1 / 0
31Eustacchio Raulli140.0- / - / -
32Napoleon of Oz (webdip)139.2- / - / -
33Greg Matthews436.10 / 2 / 0
34Ben Kellman734.03 / 15 / 4
35Craig Mayr633.02 / 13 / 2
36Brad Blitstein431.72 / 3 / 4
37Jonathan Saul231.21 / 2 / 1
38Jason Mastbaum1030.94 / 18 / 7
39Dave Roberts729.64 / 11 / 5
40Liam Stokes829.18 / 6 / 9
41Your Humble Narrator (webdip)128.7- / - / -
42@Babbo Natale128.1- / - / -
43Claes de Graaff728.14 / 6 / 2
44Doc Binder527.22 / 4 / 1
45Benjy Aarons-Richardson126.81 / 1 / 0
46Zach Moore724.84 / 5 / 2
47Doug Moore224.62 / 2 / 0
48Marijan Orsolic224.40 / 3 / 1
49Steven Hogue823.62 / 16 / 6
50Jorge Zhang623.43 / 5 / 0
51Swordsman3003 (webdip)122.4- / - / -
52@losers121.9- / - / -
53Andre Janeco720.81 / 6 / 4
54David Maletsky220.31 / 3 / 1
55Randy Lawrence-Hurt419.21 / 5 / 1
56Brandon Fogel118.81 / 2 / 0
57JJ Raymond618.72 / 9 / 6
58Doug Karpa118.2- / - / -
59Brian Ecton217.71 / 2 / 1
60Laurent Joly116.51 / 0 / 0
61Wes Ketchum615.91 / 11 / 3
62Ali Adib215.92 / 1 / 0
63Jake Trotta115.81 / 1 / 0
64David Miller315.53 / 1 / 2
65Keith Worstell114.9- / - / -
66Eber Condrell514.52 / 6 / 4
67Chris Brand314.22 / 3 / 1
68Dan Pollock113.90 / 2 / 0
69Edi Birsan313.90 / 4 / 2
70Evan Swihart413.62 / 12 / 1
71Adam Sigal113.62 / 1 / 0
72Hal Schild713.61 / 18 / 1
73Alex Maslow313.51 / 4 / 1
74Richard Lowenburg513.51 / 5 / 5
75Ariel Mendez-Pe?ate513.42 / 7 / 2
76Tom de Greef113.32 / 2 / 0
77Garry Sturley513.11 / 5 / 2
78Chris Kelly312.01 / 3 / 2
79Chris Martin111.90 / 2 / 0
80Jaromir Sulja511.62 / 6 / 3
81Jonathan Frank811.40 / 9 / 6
82Sam Pascal111.20 / 3 / 0
83Karl Ronneburg610.93 / 6 / 1
84Mike Walsh410.30 / 4 / 2
85Seren Kwok510.03 / 6 / 3
86Lucian Gagliola29.91 / 2 / 2
87Peter Cook19.91 / 1 / 0
88Calvin Coulbury39.91 / 2 / 2
89Caleb Withers29.50 / 4 / 0
90Adam Silverman29.51 / 4 / 0
91Jonah Feldman29.11 / 1 / 2
92Eric Silverman29.01 / 2 / 0
93Douglas Rintoul28.91 / 1 / 1
94Mitch McConeghey28.92 / 0 / 1
95Christian Brown78.50 / 7 / 12
96David Hood18.51 / 0 / 0
97Jim Fan18.32 / 1 / 1
98Colin Fulham18.20 / 3 / 0
99Daniele Belardinelli18.11 / 0 / 0
100Jeff Dwornicki48.02 / 4 / 2
101Michael Lotfy38.00 / 3 / 2
102Melinda Holley67.91 / 4 / 7
103Chris Helwig27.82 / 1 / 2
104George Linkert47.80 / 4 / 5
105Kyra Olson17.40 / 2 / 1
106Mikalis Kamaritis27.32 / 1 / 0
107John Jamieson96.80 / 8 / 10
108Michael DeMichellie46.71 / 4 / 2
109Cyrille Sevin26.70 / 4 / 0
110Kirk Vaughn46.71 / 3 / 5
111Robert Rousse26.61 / 2 / 0
112David Leshchiner26.51 / 2 / 2
113Laszlo Levij26.51 / 3 / 0
114Tim Richardson46.50 / 4 / 3
115Damian Garcia16.40 / 2 / 1
116Christopher Ward15.90 / 2 / 0
116Mike Moore15.90 / 3 / 0
118Matt Lynch45.91 / 6 / 3
119Myles Holcombe35.61 / 2 / 1
120Dave Smith35.42 / 1 / 0
121Evan Heggerud25.40 / 2 / 1
122Nick Amatangelo55.20 / 4 / 4
123Matt Langer15.21 / 1 / 0
124Sam Feldman45.10 / 6 / 5
125Chris McKinney45.10 / 3 / 4
126Luca Pazzaglia15.10 / 1 / 0
127John Archbold35.00 / 3 / 3
128Chris Campbell34.90 / 3 / 5
129Chris Mazza14.80 / 3 / 0
130Yaroslav Bartko24.70 / 2 / 1
131Lei Saarlainen44.60 / 3 / 1
132Ken Gordon14.61 / 2 / 0
133Matt Shields24.60 / 3 / 1
134Eric Grinnell24.50 / 3 / 0
135Denis Peskov34.40 / 3 / 2
136Randy Thompson14.41 / 1 / 0
137Daniel Rovinsky34.30 / 2 / 3
138Jeremy Tullet14.30 / 1 / 0
139Max Gurinas24.10 / 4 / 0
140Andy Harris23.90 / 3 / 2
141Seth Bridson23.90 / 1 / 1
142Pace Roedl43.90 / 1 / 5
143Advait Arunav53.90 / 1 / 7
144Robert Cantelmo13.81 / 1 / 0
145Jay Honnold23.81 / 3 / 0
146Heather Jamieson13.80 / 2 / 1
147Daniel Grinnell33.81 / 1 / 1
148Mario Huys33.80 / 1 / 2
149Thomas Brown23.80 / 2 / 2
150Joseph Michael13.71 / 1 / 1
151Alan Levin23.61 / 1 / 0
152Gabe Racz23.51 / 2 / 2
153Troy de Freitas13.41 / 0 / 1
154Gavin Atkinson43.40 / 4 / 0
155Callum Sullivan13.41 / 1 / 2
156Dava Carter13.30 / 2 / 0
157Caleb Shaia13.30 / 1 / 0
157Stephen Mondak13.30 / 2 / 1
159Daniel Ogorchock13.20 / 2 / 0
160Itamar Levy-Or23.21 / 1 / 0
161Tony Swinnerton23.10 / 2 / 3
162Mehmet Alpaslan23.00 / 3 / 1
163Kevin O'Kelly23.00 / 2 / 0
164Jaron Berman23.00 / 1 / 2
165Ben Durfee23.00 / 2 / 1
166Aleahya Webb12.90 / 2 / 1
167Bill Bloom12.91 / 0 / 1
167David Huentelman12.90 / 1 / 1
169Christophe Borgeat12.81 / 1 / 2
170Kuzey Kangaloglu22.80 / 2 / 0
171Rafael Da Mata22.70 / 2 / 1
172Guillaume Machin12.72 / 0 / 2
172Tjeerd Broersma12.70 / 4 / 0
174Mark Utterback22.70 / 3 / 2
175Derek Rocco22.70 / 2 / 0
176Ben Smith12.70 / 1 / 0
177Jonathan Dingess12.70 / 1 / 1
178John Camacho12.61 / 0 / 1
179Michael Stover22.60 / 2 / 0
180Nathaniel Berkley12.60 / 1 / 0
180Sarah Georgas12.60 / 0 / 2
182Luigi Insana12.50 / 1 / 0
182Thomas Franke12.50 / 1 / 0
184William Gibson12.50 / 1 / 2
185Marcus Edholm12.41 / 1 / 0
186Tim Jones22.40 / 1 / 1
187Kruno Cari?12.41 / 0 / 1
188Robert Rich12.40 / 2 / 1
189Holden Corcoran12.30 / 1 / 0
189Nate Allen12.30 / 1 / 0
191Greg Fairbanks12.31 / 0 / 1
192Emmett Wainwright22.30 / 2 / 0
193Timothy Crosby22.30 / 2 / 2
194Lea Letourneau12.20 / 1 / 0
195Mark Breinholt12.20 / 3 / 0
196Christian Pedone12.20 / 1 / 1
197Rolyn Trotter12.10 / 3 / 1
198Rodolphe Destombes12.10 / 1 / 1
199Daniel Collins12.10 / 0 / 1
200Philipp Weissert22.10 / 2 / 2
201Chris Woolgar12.10 / 2 / 0
202Afshan Randera12.10 / 0 / 1
203Ariel Schreiman22.10 / 1 / 1
204Ed Prem12.01 / 0 / 1
205Raphael Gautschi22.00 / 1 / 1
206Edwin Turnage22.00 / 1 / 1
207Tony Bilzi12.00 / 1 / 1
208James Robertshaw11.90 / 1 / 0
209Nate Ellis21.90 / 1 / 1
210Davide Cleopadre11.90 / 1 / 0
210Mog Firth11.90 / 1 / 0
212Drew Weinstein11.80 / 3 / 0
213Liam Berson11.80 / 1 / 0
214Tahseen Hasan11.80 / 2 / 0
215Ben Knight11.80 / 2 / 1
215Mikah Meyer11.80 / 1 / 0
217Ethan Haluza-Delay11.80 / 2 / 0
218Eric Tilberg21.70 / 1 / 1
219Tristan Farnell11.70 / 1 / 0
220Ferdinand Binnendijk11.70 / 3 / 1
221Isaac Solly11.70 / 1 / 0
222Andrea Messi11.60 / 0 / 1
222Brian Frew11.60 / 0 / 1
222Gianmarco Di Lella11.60 / 0 / 1
222Ian Andrews11.60 / 0 / 1
222Viktor Verheyden11.60 / 0 / 1
227William Herkewitz11.61 / 0 / 1
228Chris Alumbaugh11.60 / 0 / 2
229Chris Barfield11.61 / 0 / 1
230Seva W.11.61 / 0 / 1
231Yuki Cui11.50 / 1 / 0
232Alex Lebedev11.50 / 3 / 1
233Chloe Brasket11.40 / 1 / 0
234Lim Sindull11.40 / 1 / 0
235Ed Welsh11.40 / 1 / 0
235Rick Desper11.40 / 1 / 0
237Steve Cooley11.40 / 1 / 0
238Emmanuel du Pontavice11.40 / 2 / 1
239Benjamin James11.40 / 2 / 0
239Dan Perlman11.40 / 1 / 1
241Alex Pattarini11.40 / 0 / 1
241Eli Manaker11.40 / 0 / 1
241Shawn Barnett11.40 / 0 / 1
244Graeme Radford11.30 / 1 / 0
245Allison Heim11.30 / 0 / 2
245David Spanos11.30 / 0 / 1
245John Gramila11.30 / 0 / 1
245Owen Bragdon11.30 / 0 / 2
245Paul Pignotti11.30 / 0 / 2
250Michael Pring11.30 / 1 / 0
250Stewart McDonald11.30 / 1 / 0
252Chris Lehman11.31 / 0 / 0
253Vanessa Smith11.30 / 1 / 1
254Cori Neslund11.30 / 1 / 0
255G?nther Bedson11.30 / 1 / 0
255Ivan Tchesnokov11.30 / 1 / 2
257Scott Richards11.30 / 0 / 2
258Joseph Wheeler11.20 / 1 / 1
259Matt Colburn11.20 / 1 / 4
260Graham Woodring11.20 / 1 / 0
261George M?rk11.20 / 2 / 1
262Kevin Fu11.10 / 1 / 0
263Bryan Lu11.10 / 1 / 0
263Clint Kroeker11.10 / 1 / 0
263Nate L11.10 / 1 / 0
266Aaron Gottlieb11.10 / 1 / 1
267Ruben Sanchez11.10 / 1 / 3
268Paul Angel11.10 / 1 / 0
269Evan Meyer11.00 / 1 / 1
270Steve Koehler11.00 / 0 / 2
271Eamon Gaffney11.00 / 1 / 1
272Robert Premus11.00 / 1 / 1
272Tibor Kordi?11.00 / 1 / 2
274Jenny Hutton11.00 / 1 / 2
275Amaury Lorin11.00 / 1 / 1
276Steven Caponigri11.00 / 1 / 0
277Eric Hunter10.90 / 0 / 2
278Jeffrey Wittliff10.90 / 0 / 2
279Luke Vander Ploeg10.90 / 0 / 2
280Stewart Nairn10.90 / 1 / 2
281Jim (Juho)10.90 / 1 / 0
282Simone Bixio10.90 / 0 / 1
283Luis Quental10.90 / 1 / 3
284Ben Johnson10.90 / 0 / 2
284Bryan Pravel10.90 / 0 / 1
284Daniel Logan10.90 / 0 / 1
284Jacob Faber-Rico10.90 / 0 / 1
284Jake Langenfeld10.90 / 0 / 1
284Jeff Rosenberg10.90 / 0 / 1
284Jeff Wyatt10.90 / 0 / 1
284Joseph Amsberry10.90 / 0 / 1
284Just Stephen10.90 / 0 / 1
293Chris Nicholson10.80 / 0 / 1
294Hugh Zhang10.80 / 1 / 0
295Andrew Case10.80 / 0 / 1
296Olivier Prigent10.80 / 1 / 0
297Daniel Pedersen10.80 / 0 / 2
297Jamal Blakkarly10.80 / 0 / 1
299Frank Oosterom10.80 / 0 / 1
300Adam Kummins10.80 / 0 / 1
300Claude Worrell10.80 / 0 / 2
300Peter Sullivan10.80 / 0 / 1
300Zac Mrostros10.80 / 0 / 2
304Victor Murphy10.80 / 0 / 2
305Ben Barov10.80 / 0 / 2
306Andrei Ducusin10.80 / 0 / 1
307Kumar Prasun10.70 / 0 / 1
307Phillip Peterson10.70 / 0 / 1
309Benjamin Leff10.70 / 0 / 1
309Greg Duenow10.70 / 0 / 1
309John Salmon10.70 / 0 / 1
312Brian Shelden10.70 / 0 / 1
312Greg Geyer10.70 / 0 / 1
312James Koelher10.70 / 0 / 1
312Joseph Cohen10.70 / 0 / 1
312Manus Hand10.70 / 0 / 1
312Scott Joffre10.70 / 0 / 1
318Daniel Meyer10.70 / 0 / 1