The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament sanctioned from 2006 to 2013 by the International Baseball Federation and after 2013 by the World Baseball Softball Confederation. It was created by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and other professional baseball leagues and their players associations around the world. It is the main baseball tournament sanctioned by the WBSC, which names its winner the "World Champion". It previously coexisted with Olympic Baseball and the Baseball World Cup as IBAF–sanctioned tournaments, but the other two have been discontinued in favor of the World Baseball Classic. The 2013 Classic, the third edition of the event, was won by the Dominican Republic in an all-Caribbean World Baseball Classic Final.