Save the Date for Global Finals 2023

Global Finals 2023 logo in white and black on red background

UPDATED (8/24/22): We are pleased to announce that Global Finals 2023 will take place May 20-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Global Finals is the culminating tournament for each season of Destination Imagination’s Challenge Experience, with the top teams from around the world competing in their respective Team Challenges.

How to Qualify

Teams that qualify at their Affiliate Tournament are guaranteed a spot at Global Finals.

Team Managers of qualified teams will receive an invitation to register for Global Finals via email within 36 hours of their Affiliate Tournament.

Where do you have to rank to qualify? That depends on where you live. You can contact your Affiliate Director for details.

Global Finals Waitlist

Beginning January 15, 2023, all teams will be able to sign up for the Global Finals Waitlist. The Waitlist is intended to allow teams to declare their interest in attending Global Finals even if they do not qualify through their Affiliate Tournament. Teams on the Global Finals Waitlist are not guaranteed a spot at Global Finals 2023. Click here to receive reminders about the Global Finals Waitlist.



The Global Finals 2023 registration fee is $5,500 USD for US teams and $5,000 USD for teams outside the US. The deposit to secure your registration is $2,000 USD and will be due by April 12, 2023.

Registration opens on March 1 and closes on April 12.


While we are cautiously optimistic that Global Finals 2023 will get us closer to what we know as a “normal” tournament, the reality is that we need to make contingency plans in
the event that COVID and/or unforeseen circumstances create hardship for the DI
community. If there are major disruptions to the Challenge season which prevent
many teams from participating, we will transition to open registration and invite all teams to Global Finals 2023. We will be continually monitoring the situation globally and we hope to make a final call regarding this contingency plan no later than January 15, 2023.


For any questions concerning Global Finals 2023, please email [email protected]. Questions about how to qualify in your Affiliate can be directed to your Affiliate Director.