In order to be invited to PBIC, your team must first participate in a qualifying tournament held by various publishers (example: www.gamerage.com) annually. The team that wins at the national level will then be invited to PBIC to compete internationally against the best of the best in an epic round-robin style tournament.
Teams that are invited to PBIC will receive an all-expense paid trip to the country that the tournament is hosted in. In 2011, the very first PBIC tournament was held in South Korea with only 6 countries (South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil and Turkey) competing.
This year, the 2nd Annual PBIC tournament was held in Bandung, Indonesia with 9 different countries competing to be crowned as the best team in Project Blackout!