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
Tommy Anderson Liberty Cup 2020
John AndersonWeasel Moot XIV
Andrei GribakovTempest in a Teapot 2020
Davide Chignoli (@PezDeMer)
Nexus Season 4
BrumarkOnline Diplomacy Championship 2020
Bill HackenbrachtCarnage 2020

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 pending)
  • Virtual Diplomacy League (AQ) [in progress]
  • Cascadia Open 2021 (AQ pending)

Extended-Deadline:

  • Nexus Season 4 (AQ)
  • Nexus Season 5 (AQ) [in progress]
  • 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 year, 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. 

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 Carnage 2020. Only results from completed competitions are included.  Check out the latest DBNI Countdown Show.

PlacePlayerCountTotalT / S / E
1Bill Hackenbracht5156.07 / 5 / 1
2John Anderson6135.86 / 4 / 3
3Christian Kline3120.04 / 2 / 0
4Tanya Gill3117.23 / 3 / 0
5Tommy Anderson5103.22 / 4 / 4
6Brumark (webdip)1100.0- / - / -
7Davide Chignoli197.0- / - / -
8Andrei Gribakov387.54 / 3 / 0
9Nicolas Sahuguet884.47 / 9 / 2
10Siobhan Nolen177.03 / 0 / 0
11Natty Shafer374.72 / 3 / 0
12Hunter Katcher674.46 / 6 / 2
13Ed Sullivan672.95 / 7 / 1
14Andrew Goff368.11 / 4 / 0
15Maxim Popov664.35 / 4 / 5
16Sergey Seregin362.71 / 2 / 1
17Karthik Konath461.62 / 6 / 2
18Russ Dennis360.83 / 2 / 1
19Teccles (webdip)160.0- / - / -
20Peter McNamara458.92 / 4 / 0
21Conrad Woodring353.53 / 3 / 0
22Riaz Virani253.43 / 1 / 0
23Farren Jane241.83 / 2 / 1
24Jonathan Saul241.51 / 2 / 1
25Markus Zijlstra240.90 / 1 / 0
26Napoleon of Oz (webdip)140.0- / - / -
27Craig Mayr439.51 / 9 / 1
28Brad Blitstein335.72 / 3 / 3
29Benjy Aarons-Richardson134.01 / 1 / 0
30Jason Mastbaum733.61 / 12 / 4
31Zach Moore631.44 / 3 / 1
32Jaxon Roberts331.21 / 5 / 2
33Claes de Graaff531.02 / 4 / 1
34Your Humble Narrator (webdip)129.3- / - / -
35Ben Kellman429.31 / 8 / 1
36Jorge Zhang529.33 / 4 / 0
37@Babbo Natale128.4- / - / -
38Steven Hogue525.61 / 7 / 3
39Randy Lawrence-Hurt324.91 / 4 / 1
40Andre Janeco423.31 / 3 / 2
41Matthew Crill323.11 / 5 / 1
42David Maletsky222.91 / 3 / 1
43Swordsman3003 (webdip)122.9- / - / -
44Brandon Fogel122.61 / 2 / 0
45@losers122.2- / - / -
46Liam Stokes521.65 / 3 / 4
47Doc Binder420.52 / 4 / 1
48Wes Ketchum420.01 / 5 / 2
49Jake Trotta119.91 / 1 / 0
50Brian Ecton118.61 / 1 / 0
51Dan Pollock118.60 / 2 / 0
51Doug Karpa118.6- / - / -
53Chris Brand318.42 / 3 / 1
54Greg Matthews218.30 / 1 / 0
55Jordan Connors118.0- / - / -
56Laurent Joly118.01 / 0 / 0
57Adam Sigal117.72 / 1 / 0
58Richard Lowenburg317.41 / 4 / 2
59Morgante Pell416.52 / 5 / 1
60Edi Birsan216.30 / 4 / 1
61Ariel Mendez-Pe?ate315.81 / 3 / 2
62Alex Maslow315.41 / 4 / 1
63Keith Worstell115.1- / - / -
64Dave Roberts414.81 / 5 / 3
65Chris Martin114.30 / 2 / 0
66Jonathan Frank614.00 / 7 / 5
67Ali Adib113.51 / 0 / 0
68Doug Moore113.31 / 1 / 0
69Peter Cook112.91 / 1 / 0
70David Miller212.92 / 1 / 1
71Caleb Withers212.40 / 4 / 0
72Sam Pascal112.40 / 3 / 0
73Adam Silverman211.91 / 4 / 0
74Seren Kwok311.92 / 2 / 2
75Lucian Gagliola211.91 / 2 / 2
76Douglas Rintoul211.61 / 1 / 1
77Karl Ronneburg310.81 / 4 / 1
78Michael Lotfy310.50 / 3 / 2
79Matt Crill110.31 / 1 / 1
80Calvin Coulbury210.11 / 1 / 2
81Mitch McConeghey110.12 / 0 / 0
82Eric Silverman110.01 / 1 / 0
83Melinda Holley510.01 / 4 / 5
84JJ Raymond39.70 / 5 / 1
85Mike Walsh29.50 / 3 / 1
86Garry Sturley39.30 / 2 / 2
87Colin Fulham19.10 / 3 / 0
87Jonah Feldman19.11 / 1 / 1
89Kyra Olson19.00 / 2 / 1
90Daniele Belardinelli18.81 / 0 / 0
91Jaromir Sulja38.71 / 2 / 2
92Tim Richardson48.50 / 4 / 3
93John Jamieson68.40 / 5 / 6
94Evan Swihart28.00 / 5 / 1
95Robert Rousse27.71 / 2 / 0
96Hal Schild47.50 / 6 / 1
97David Leshchiner27.41 / 2 / 2
98Mike Moore17.10 / 3 / 0
99Damian Garcia17.10 / 2 / 1
100Evan Heggerud27.00 / 2 / 1
101Jeff Dwornicki36.91 / 2 / 2
102George Linkert36.90 / 2 / 3
103Kirk Vaughn36.61 / 2 / 4
104Chris Mazza15.80 / 3 / 0
105Christian Brown45.80 / 1 / 6
106Matt Langer15.81 / 1 / 0
107Randy Thompson15.81 / 1 / 0
108Eric Grinnell25.70 / 3 / 0
109Luca Pazzaglia15.60 / 1 / 0
110Michael DeMichellie35.50 / 2 / 2
111Eber Condrell25.31 / 0 / 2
112Sam Feldman35.10 / 3 / 3
113Chris McKinney35.10 / 1 / 2
114Nick Amatangelo45.10 / 1 / 3
115Robert Cantelmo15.01 / 1 / 0
116Daniel Grinnell34.91 / 1 / 1
117Yaroslav Bartko14.90 / 1 / 1
118Thomas Brown24.80 / 2 / 2
119Jeremy Tullet14.70 / 1 / 0
120Alan Levin24.61 / 1 / 0
121Advait Arunav44.60 / 0 / 5
122Heather Jamieson14.60 / 2 / 1
123Troy de Freitas14.61 / 0 / 1
124Dave Smith24.51 / 1 / 0
125Seth Bridson24.50 / 1 / 1
126Daniel Ogorchock14.20 / 2 / 0
127Daniel Rovinsky24.20 / 1 / 2
128Lei Saarlainen24.00 / 1 / 1
129Dava Carter14.00 / 2 / 0
130Matt Lynch24.00 / 1 / 1
131Mario Huys23.90 / 1 / 1
132Ben Durfee23.80 / 2 / 1
133Mehmet Alpaslan23.80 / 3 / 1
134Matt Shields13.70 / 2 / 1
135Caleb Shaia13.60 / 1 / 0
135Stephen Mondak13.60 / 2 / 1
137Kuzey Kangaloglu23.60 / 2 / 0
138Aleahya Webb13.50 / 2 / 1
139Jaron Berman23.50 / 1 / 2
140John Camacho13.41 / 0 / 1
141Ben Smith13.40 / 1 / 0
142Jonathan Dingess13.20 / 1 / 1
143Gabe Racz13.21 / 0 / 1
144Bill Bloom13.21 / 0 / 1
144David Huentelman13.20 / 1 / 1
146Thomas Mowe13.10 / 2 / 1
147Gavin Atkinson23.10 / 2 / 0
148Cyrille Sevin13.10 / 1 / 0
149Greg Fairbanks13.11 / 0 / 1
150William Gibson13.00 / 1 / 2
151Max Gurinas13.00 / 2 / 0
152Christian Pedone13.00 / 1 / 1
153Timothy Crosby22.90 / 2 / 2
154Nathaniel Berkley12.90 / 1 / 0
154Sarah Georgas12.90 / 0 / 2
156Lea Letourneau12.90 / 1 / 0
157Robert Rich12.80 / 2 / 1
158Luigi Insana12.80 / 1 / 0
158Thomas Franke12.80 / 1 / 0
160Ed Prem12.71 / 0 / 1
161Raphael Gautschi22.70 / 1 / 1
162Ariel Schreiman22.60 / 1 / 1
163Tony Bilzi12.60 / 1 / 1
164Edwin Turnage22.60 / 1 / 1
165Rodolphe Destombes12.60 / 1 / 1
166Holden Corcoran12.60 / 1 / 0
166Nate Allen12.60 / 1 / 0
168Nate Ellis22.50 / 1 / 1
169Afshan Randera12.50 / 0 / 1
170Daniel Collins12.30 / 0 / 1
171Ethan Haluza-Delay12.30 / 2 / 0
172Andy Harris12.30 / 1 / 0
173Tahseen Hasan12.20 / 2 / 0
174James Robertshaw12.20 / 1 / 0
175William Herkewitz12.11 / 0 / 1
176Tristan Farnell12.10 / 1 / 0
177Rafael Da Mata12.10 / 1 / 1
178Chris Campbell12.10 / 1 / 1
179Davide Cleopadre12.10 / 1 / 0
179Mog Firth12.10 / 1 / 0
181Chris Barfield12.11 / 0 / 1
182Pace "Racer""12.00 / 1 / 1
183Liam Berson12.00 / 1 / 0
184Myles Holcombe12.00 / 1 / 0
185Derek Rocco11.90 / 1 / 0
186Chris Alumbaugh11.90 / 0 / 2
187Kevin O'Kelly11.90 / 1 / 0
188Lim Sindull11.90 / 1 / 0
189Emmet Wainwright11.90 / 1 / 0
189Steve Cooley11.90 / 1 / 0
191Isaac Solly11.80 / 1 / 0
192Andrea Messi11.80 / 0 / 1
192Brian Frew11.80 / 0 / 1
192Gianmarco Di Lella11.80 / 0 / 1
192Ian Andrews11.80 / 0 / 1
192Viktor Verheyden11.80 / 0 / 1
197Ed Welsh11.80 / 1 / 0
197Rick Desper11.80 / 1 / 0
199Tim Jones11.70 / 0 / 1
200Vanessa Smith11.70 / 1 / 1
201Yuki Cui11.70 / 1 / 0
202Chris Lehman11.71 / 0 / 0
203Philipp Weissert11.70 / 1 / 0
204Michael Pring11.70 / 1 / 0
204Stewart McDonald11.70 / 1 / 0
206Cori Neslund11.70 / 1 / 0
207Allison Heim11.70 / 0 / 2
207David Spanos11.70 / 0 / 1
207John Gramila11.70 / 0 / 1
207Owen Bragdon11.70 / 0 / 2
207Paul Pignotti11.70 / 0 / 2
212Joseph Wheeler11.60 / 1 / 1
213Scott Richards11.60 / 0 / 2
214Chloe Brasket11.60 / 1 / 0
215Mark Utterback11.60 / 1 / 0
216Graham Woodring11.60 / 1 / 0
217Denis Peskov11.50 / 1 / 0
218Alex Pattarini11.50 / 0 / 1
218Eli Manaker11.50 / 0 / 1
218Shawn Barnett11.50 / 0 / 1
221Paul Angel11.40 / 1 / 0
222Aaron Gottlieb11.40 / 1 / 1
223Steve Koehler11.40 / 0 / 2
224Laszlo Levij11.30 / 1 / 0
225Eric Hunter11.30 / 0 / 2
226Luke Vander Ploeg11.20 / 0 / 2
227Amaury Lorin11.20 / 1 / 1
228Jeffrey Wittliff11.20 / 0 / 2
229Simone Bixio11.10 / 0 / 1
230Andrew Case11.10 / 0 / 1
231Chris Nicholson11.10 / 0 / 1
232Daniel Pedersen11.10 / 0 / 2
232Jamal Blakkarly11.10 / 0 / 1
234Frank Oosterom11.10 / 0 / 1
235Adam Kummins11.10 / 0 / 1
235Claude Worrell11.10 / 0 / 2
235Peter Sullivan11.10 / 0 / 1
235Tony Swinnerton11.10 / 0 / 2
235Zac Mrostros11.10 / 0 / 2
240Kumar Prasun11.00 / 0 / 1
240Phillip Peterson11.00 / 0 / 1
242Brian Shelden11.00 / 0 / 1
242Greg Geyer11.00 / 0 / 1
242James Koelher11.00 / 0 / 1
242Joseph Cohen11.00 / 0 / 1
242Manus Hand11.00 / 0 / 1
242Scott Joffre11.00 / 0 / 1