With the increasing popularity, dodgeball has quickly emerged as an international fixture. The World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF) was founded as the official governing body for the sport in 2011, as a cooperative effort by the leading dodgeball associations from the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia. With its headquarters in Los Angeles, the WDBF is the acting International Federation for sport of dodgeball. The WDBF has an elected board of members and works to see dodgeball be played at the highest levels of local, regional, continental, and international competitions. The WDBF organizes all of dodgeball’s major international tournaments, and most notably the annual WDBF World Championships that each country sends their best male and female players to compete.