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.
The Diplomacy Broadcast Network Invitational Tournament is designed to bring the winners and top performers of major Diplomacy events from the face-to-face, virtual face-to-face, league, and extended-deadline communities together for a highly competitive tournament between some of Diplomacy’s best players.
The second DBN Invitational will be played in February of 2022 and consist of four preliminary rounds followed by a top board for the championship. Players will be required to play one game in Rounds 1 or 2 and one game in Rounds 3 or 4.
- Round 1: Friday, February 18, 6p EST / 11p UTC / 10a AEDT
- Round 2: Saturday, February 19, 10a EST / 3p UTC / 2a AEDT
- Round 3: Saturday, February 19, 6p EST / 11p UTC / 10a AEDT
- Round 4: Sunday, February 20, 10a EST / 3p UTC / 2a AEDT
- Top Board: Saturday, February 26 (start time TBD)
Details about completed and ongoing qualifying events are listed below. A player’s points total is the sum of their three best placement scores, which are higher for larger events. Winners of select qualifying events earn automatic invitations (AI). Check out the DBN Invitational 101 tab for more details.
Check out the latest episode of DBNI Countdown for a monthly rundown of changes in the standings. Note that Adam Silverman and Tanya Gill are shown incorrectly as eligible in the episode.