Do you wish to spectate and/or talk with players from other communities?
We have a big server on Discord (1,000+ members) for those that want to spectate and talk about these games. The representatives will be added to this channel too after they die. Or if you just want to chat with people from other communities, we have a general chat too that is unrelated to the Mafia Championship.
2) Upon joining the server, please inform us of who you are and which community you are from. We will then give you the necessary permissions to see the spectator channel. This is necessary to avoid the wrong people (the representatives and their backups) joining the channel.
You don't need to have Discord installed in order to join the channel, as there is a web version.
Do you want to have your own private community spectator chat?
This is definitely both allowed and encouraged. However, I ask that you please do everything possible to make this chat private and inaccessible to your representative, backup and your representative's opponents. It's important that your thoughts and comments don't influence the game. In other words, please don't post about the game in public threads -- this is very important.
Mafia Championship Podcast
For the first time ever, there will be a Mafia Championship podcast.
The first episode goes live on Twitch at Sunday 4 PM Eastern. It will feature 3-4 former winners.
Thingyman made a podcast about the championship.
For those of you that are interested in it, I found it a very nice talk.
They talk mostly about the championship itself, but there’s also some interesting mafia theory in there.
Episode 1 (Guests: DWetzel, GeneralHanderchief, Beck and Dels)
Thank you to everyone who tuned in! We had more than a hundred people watching, which is very exciting. I hope to see all of you again next Sunday at 4 PM EST.
Find the episode here. I will also upload it to YouTube later, and see if I can get an audio version out to Spotify, iTunes or something.
I talked with four former champions - DWetzel, GeneralHankerchief, Beck and Dels - about the Season 7 setup, the game line-ups, winner predictions, the jury system, spectator chat and advice for new players to the series.
Thank you once again for the great turnout, we had a lot of fun and hope you did as well!
Next weekend will have two podcasts! One on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 4 PM EST. The one on Saturday will be a post-mortem on Qualifier 1, featuring [MENTION=127]Achromatic[/MENTION], [MENTION=6644]hollowkatt[/MENTION], [MENTION=7705]Frinckles[/MENTION] and [MENTION=7668]Mr.Tweetums[/MENTION]!
I talked with reigning champion Beck, DaveDob, ryanyb and shakespeare about forum mafia vs. video mafia vs. browser mafia vs. IRL mafia. Finally, we talked about mafia competitions in general, including the Mafia Championship - can it be improved, does it work well, what is the true purpose and potential behind the Championship? And of course, the guests give us some winner predictions!
I talked with Rhand and TheWabbit - the two advancees - as well as Justplayingitcool and Exalt from Game 2. For the first time ever the post-game results were revealed live on the stream! After that we dug into the game, talking about key moments in the game, where the line goes with regards to aggression, pressure pushes versus analytical pushes, and we got some keen insight from Rhand on what strategies the mafia prepared to ensure the sweep as well as what their backup plans were.