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    The Mafia Championship - Information Thread

    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
    Last edited by Thingyman; March 27th, 2019 at 09:05 AM.

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