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CWC 2022

CATAN World Championship 2022

The CATAN World Championship is the most prestigious CATAN tournament in the world. Every two years, contestants from all over the world gather to compete for the title of CATAN World Champion. The championship will be co-hosted by CATAN Studio, Kosmos, and GmbH at Valletta, Malta with 87 contestants from 48 countries.

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Congratulations to Hamish Dean, the newest CATAN World Champion!

CATAN World Champion Hamish Dean from New Zealand

Final Table Matchup


Semi-final Standings

Top 16 semi finalists

About the tournament

The CATAN World Championship 2022 will be held November 18-20 in Valletta, Malta. 87 contestants from 48 countries will face off for the right to be crowned as the new CATAN World Champion.

A brief history of the CATAN World Championship:

The first CATAN tournaments began in 1995 with the first official world championship held in 2002. Since then the championship has been held every two years since 2008 - Present. The most recent world champion is Quetzal Jimenez who won the tournament in 2018, representing Mexico.

About Valletta, Malta:

Malta is a unique gem in the Mediterranean with 7,000 years of history. The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open-air museum. What makes them unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Here you will find temples older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids, medieval fortress cities, and artifacts from World War II.

The location for our competition at this 2022 CATAN World Championship is the lovely Grand Hotel Excelsior, a five-star hotel with luxury accommodations, breathtaking views, and world-class service.


Tournament Rules

The tournament rules and game rules are available for download below. All participants are expected to have read the rules before the tournament begins, but there will be judges during the event to answer any remaining questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I watch the stream and follow the tournament?

The final and a semi-final games of the CATAN World Championship will be streamed live from our official CATAN YouTube and/or Facebook page. Daily updates will also be provided through our instagram stories and Twitter #CWC22.


For players to reach the CATAN World Championship they must each win their country's CATAN National Championship. In a typical season we'll have a maximum of 2 contestants per country participating in the event. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that number has been adjusted for this edition to make up for the missing 2020 tournament.

Each country has its own way of hosting qualifiers for their national championship, but if you want to participate in one for your opportunity to attend the next world championship, look here. Additionally, you can reach out to our email.

Tournament Format

The CATAN World Championship will be played over the course of two days. On Saturday, 87 contestants will each play four games. Players will then be ranked according to their wins, total points, and their point percentage difference during those games. The top 16 players will then advance to one of Sunday's four semi-final single elimination matches. The winners of the four semi-final games will then proceed to the CATAN World Championship final to determine who will become the new CATAN World Champion.


CWC format

Who is participating?

We are excited to have 87 contestants from 48 nations compete in this year's CATAN World Championship. You can find the participating countries, regions, and territories here:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.


CWC participants

I am a player, how do I find more information?

If you are a contestant and have any other questions about the tournament, please email, and we'll answer them as soon as possible.