The Mafia Championship

The Mafia Championship is an annual online tournament series that pits representatives from various mafia communities against each other as they compete to determine the internet's greatest forum mafia player. The representatives are officially and democratically chosen to be "Champions" by their respective communities.

As of Season 5, a total of 270 communities have been represented in the Mafia Championship:

17th Shard
Akujikishima Discord
ARS Technica
Art of Problem Solving
Atheist Forums
Atheist Foundation of Australia
ATRL
Australian Super Smash Bros.
Azurilland
B&C Gaming
Bay 12 Games
BigFooty
BisaBoard
BoardGameGeek
Boards.ie
Bodybuilding.com
Bodybuilding.dk
Braingle
Broken Forum
Bulbagarden
BZPower
Calgarypuck Forums
Canucks Community
Captain Luffy
Casa de Leche
Chocolate Pi
Chronicles of Elyria Discord
Chucklefish Forums
CivFanatics
CivForum
Clubs that Suck
Comic Fury
Comic Vine
Common Forecast Boards
Common Forecast Boards
Community Royale
Computing Addicts
Conquer Club
Cracked
DailyMafia
Dark Lord Potter
Debate.org
Devil's Nest
Discord Werewolf
Dominion Strategy
Draft Countdown
Dragonmount
DuelistGroundz
EA Forums
Eagle Time
Elements the Game
EntAsia
EpicMafia
EscapeRestart
ESPORTS Mafia
Everybody Edits
Extreme Warfare Battleground
Eyes on Final Fantasy
Fantasy Strike
Feed the Beast
Fever Clan
Fifth Avenue
Flash Flash Revolution
Flight Rising
Flipline
FlopTurnRiver
Football365
Football Forums
Forumopolis
Forums of Loathing
Foxy Stoat
Free For All
Friendly Mafia Fun
Front Office Football Central
Further Entertainment
GameFAQs
Gay Teen Forum
Giant in the Playground
GOG
Grand Prix Racing Online
GreyWolf
GreyWolf Amnesia
GreyWolf Asrafee Wurufu
GreyWolf Philippines
GreyWolf Whatever Wolf
Gtx0
GunsNFNRoses
Hattrick.org (American)
Hattrick.org (Chilean)
Hattrick.org (Danish)
Hattrick.org (Dutch)
Hattrick.org (German)
Hattrick.org (Hungarian)
Hattrick.org (Italian)
Hattrick.org (Romanian)
Hattrick.org (Spanish)
Hattrick.org (Swedish)
HeroClix Realms
Heroes onLine
HeroScapers
Hogwarts Extreme
Hypixel
I-Novae Studios
IGN Boards
InsideMDSports
INTP Complex
INTP Forum
Irish Poker Boards
Jesus Toast Mafia
JetNation
Juventuz
Kaskus
Kongregate
Kylä
Last Life
Liars Club - Berkeley
Lupus in Tabula Online
Lynch or Be Lunch
Mach Entertainment
Maffia Sverige
Mafia451
Mafia Games Discord
MafiaLandia
MafiaManiac
mafiascum
Mafia Universe
Malazan Empire
Manga Helpers
MangaMaid
Marineford
Mario Kart MB
marksforxcellence
Mediavida
MensTennisForums
Metal Gear Solid Forums
MindRomp
MiniMafia
MIT Mafia
MMO Champion
Mord in Palermo
Mosaic Mafia
MTG-Forum
MTG Salvation
MyAnimeList
MyBroadband
MyMedia-Forum
NADotA
Naruto Forums
NationStates: 10,000 Islands
NeoGAF
neonDragon
Neoseeker - IRP
Neoseeker - Pokemon Sun and Moon
Nintendo Age
NintendoPlus
No Goblins Allowed
Novel Updates
NovoCiv
NSM Forums
Nutopia
Nuzlocke Comics
Octopus Overlords
OGame
Old Gold & Black Forums
OneHallyu
One Piece Bay
Oro Jackson
Otaku Central
Paradox Interactive
Paranoia Paradise
Part Time Poker
PCM.daily
Penny Arcade
Personality Cafe
Pie and Bovril
PilkarskieForum
Planet Cricket
Play by Post
Play Diplomacy
PlayDota
Playstuff
Playwrite
PLoungeMafia
PokeBeach
PokeCommunity
PokeHeroes
Pokemon Showdown
PokerNet
PokkeriProd
PopePOV's Stream
Poznańskie Towarzystwo Mafijne
Previously.TV
Rajah
Rate Your Music
Rational Skepticism
readmore
Realms Beyond
Reborn Evolved
ResetEra
Rollspell.nu
rpgmaker.net
Sackinima
Safari Zone
SC2 Mafia
Serenes Forest
shoryuken
Smashboards
Smogon
Something Awful
Spill The Deets
Starmen.Net
Stickpage
Straight Dope
Student Doctor Network
Sugoi Desu!
Supercell Games
Super Mafia All-Stars
Super Mario Bros X
Survival of the Fittest
TaleWorlds
TalkCeltic
Talking Time
TalkRational
tarvalon.net
Team Liquid
Tennis Forum
The Bell Tree
The Cave of Dragonflies
The Center
The Escapist
The Giraffe Boards
The Grey Labyrinth
The Millennium Forums
The Org
The Sims Forums
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Syndicate
The Temple of Kraden
The World of Werewolf
Throne of Lies
Total War Center
Town of Salem
Two Plus Two
Ultimate Mafia
Vendetta Strada
Very Serious Work Related Site
Vevmo
VGCW Official Forum
Video Game Forums
W3D Hub
Walter Football
Warlight
Wars World News Forums
webDiplomacy
Weerwolven van Wakkerdam
Werewolf Online
Werewolv.es
Werwolf Online
westeros
What the Daily WTF?
What the Heol?!
Wintreath
Wolfia Discord
Wrestling Forum
xkcd
Xtratime
Zelda Dungeon
Zelda Universe
Świat Łukasza
「るる鯖」

Mission statement
The mission of the Mafia Championship is to establish close bonds and connections between mafia communities. We believe that everyone benefits from learning more about other communities, and it has even proven to be powerful in terms of revitalizing dying communities that were slowly losing their passion for the game. Furthermore, it has spawned countless crossover games, with many people visiting and playing on each other's sites.

Format
Each season, the tournament host decides on a fairly balanced and competitive format/setup, and all games that season follow that same format. Every season features a brand new format in the spirit of fairness, since the various participating communities are used to very different types of setups.

Common for all seasons is that the tournament host first divides the representatives up into several qualifying games, having them play in one qualifier each. After each qualifier, the participating representatives themselves cast their votes for who they think deserve to advance to that season's finale game. Usually, there is also a wildcard system in place for each season, which allows for non-advanced players to still be able to play in the finale, though the specifics of this system varies.

Finally, the finale game is played, and the players once again cast their votes, this time to determine who earns the title of The Internet's Best Forum Mafia Player.

Season 1 (2013-2014)
This season was won by DWetzel, hailing from Two Plus Two. As a reward, he got the chance to submit questions to Dmitry Davidoff, who created the mafia game back in 1986.

Runner-ups were The Moocher (Two Plus Two), corycurren (Walter Football), jcohen (Part Time Poker) and Thingyman (PokerNet).

The season featured a ~25-player semi-open setup with possible roles being listed in OP.

45+ different communities and 100+ representatives participated. Larger communities were allowed more representatives.

Qualifying Game 1
Qualifying Game 2
Qualifying Game 3
Qualifying Game 4
The Finale Game

Season 2 (2015)
This season was won by coolkid from MafiaManiac.

Runner-ups were Ratchet (One Piece Bay) and soah (Two Plus Two).

The format for Season 2 was a 13-player vanilla open setup w/ 1 cop.

Many new communities were added to the series, and it ended up featuring 70 communities (and 70 representatives).

Unlike Season 1, this season didn't allow larger communities to have multiple representatives, and it also made an effort to not include players that had previously played with each other in the same qualifier.

Qualifying Game 1
Qualifying Game 2
Qualifying Game 3
Qualifying Game 4
Qualifying Game 5
Wildcard Game
The Finale Game

Season 3 (2016)
This season featured 136 different communities, setting a new record, and doubling the number of communities that had been represented up until that point throughout Season 1 and Season 2, going from 80 to 160.

This season was won by Whiskeyjack from westeros.

Runner-ups were (in order of 2nd to 5th) wvw-jelte (Hattrick.org), faZ (NADotA), Sorian (NeoGAF) and Roman (Jesus Toast Mafia).

For Season 3, an entirely new custom designed setup was created: Matrix12. The setup is inspired by the Matrix6 format originally designed by Cogito Ergo Sum.

Similar to Season 2, this season only allowed each community to send one representative each, regardless of the size of the community. Also, for the first time ever, representatives were able to choose between 36/12 or 72/24 phases.

Qualifying Game 1
Qualifying Game 2
Qualifying Game 3
Qualifying Game 4
Qualifying Game 5
Qualifying Game 6
Qualifying Game 7
Qualifying Game 8
Wildcard Game
The Finale Game

Season 4 (2017)
Yet again, a new record was set as this season featured 165 different communities.

The season was won by Dels from GameFAQs.

Nachomamma8 (Rational Skepticism) and AragakiAyase (Flash Flash Revolution) tied for 5th, Yraelz (Debate.org) and Formal Shorts (Football365) tied for 3rd, while dLGN (Super Mafia All-Stars) took 2nd place.

For the first time ever this season featured no power roles; A pure 15-man Mountainous setup was used (3 Mafia Goons vs. 12 Vanilla Townies).

Qualifying Game 1
Qualifying Game 2
Qualifying Game 3
Qualifying Game 4
Qualifying Game 5
Qualifying Game 6
Qualifying Game 7
Qualifying Game 8
Qualifying Game 9
Qualifying Game 10
Qualifying Game 11
Wildcard Game 1
Wildcard Game 2
The Finale Game

Season 5 (2018)
A new season, a new record. 170 communities participated this year.

The season was won by GeneralHankerchief from Mafia Universe.

Empoof (MiniMafia) finished 5th, SilverKeith (MafiaLandia) finished 4th, DS (Free For All) finished 3rd, while Mexal (westeros) finished 2nd.

This season featured a new setup that was custom made for the Championship: 2x5.

Qualifying Game 1
Qualifying Game 2
Qualifying Game 3
Qualifying Game 4
Qualifying Game 5
Qualifying Game 6
Qualifying Game 7
Qualifying Game 8
Qualifying Game 9
Qualifying Game 10
Wildcard Game 1
Wildcard Game 2
The Finale Game