Holiday Mayhem: HBG Live Streamed Global Tournament by HTB & Snyk

7 Dec 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we don’t just mean the holidays! We’ve got a special gift for you - the best hackers from all over the globe gathered together for a Holiday Mayhem livestream HBG event!

That’s right, we’ve teamed up with Snyk and PlayCyber for an epic Hacking Battlegrounds live-streamed tournament! Join us on Friday, December 17th at 1 PM UTC for 3 hours of awesome hacking battles.

Hacking really IS the new gaming. For this streamed HBG event, we’ve selected 16 elite teams, coming directly from the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC), from all over the world comprising 16 total players for a Cyber Mayhem game. These hackers are the best of the best, and are each representing their countries to become the grand prize Holiday Mayhem winner

HTB is a worldwide community of hackers committed to making cybersecurity fun and accessible for everyone. Come check out the fun for yourself during these live-streamed battles:

Do not miss the Cyber Santa Hacking Watch-Party HTB is preparing with all your favorite content creators. 

When? Tuesday 14 December 2021, 1 PM UTC. Set a reminder here

Who is coming? The best ones around: John Hammond, Nahamsec, STÖK, PwnFunction, TJNull, PinkDraconian, 0xdf, and superhero1. At the end of the stream, our Community Manager r0adrunn3r will have a live draw of the tournament’s brackets. That way all of the teams will have time to meet their opponents and prepare their hacking strategy. Let the Holiday Mayhem craze begin...  

Round 1
The 16 teams will face a qualification round to determine the best 8 players going to the second round. One new machine in 20 minutes will be the target.

Round 2
During the semi-finals, only 4 teams will be promoted to the Grand Finale! Two new machines again in 30 minutes. 

Round 3 - Semi-Final
4 players, 1 new machine of escalated difficulty, 20 minutes only, and 2 Teams will be promoted to the Final Round. This will be intense! 

Round 4 - The Final Round
2 players, 1 machine, 20 minutes only, 1 Ultimate Champipn. This will be intense! Which country will rise to the TOP? 

The special holiday tournament will be hosted by the amazing IppSec and John Hammond and live-streamed on Twitch. What better way to watch an ultimate hacking battle than with world-famous hacker commentators? 

And don’t forget about the awesome prizes we’ve selected for the players! We’ve gathered special prizes totaling over £5000. The 32 players, across 16 international teams, will test their skills in four different rounds, qualifying to the semi-final, and lastly to the final, with different rewards for every stage.

The Prizes

Grand Prize - 1 team
HTB Swag Card 100£
Amazon Giftcard 200£
Annual VIP+
500 Cubes

Second Place - 1 Team
HTB Swag Card 100£
Amazon Giftcard 100£
6 Months VIP
500 Cubes

Third Place - 2 Teams
HTB Swag Card 50£
Amazon Giftcard 100£
3 Months VIP 
250 Cubes

Fourth Place - 4 Teams
HTB Swag Card 50£
Amazon Giftcard 50£
1 Month VIP+
250 Cubes

Fifth Place - 8 Teams
1 Month VIP+
HTB Swag Card 50£
250 Cubes

Are you as excited as we are? As usual, we will run a special giveaway for all the viewers attending the live stream!

      ▫️Join our Discord and look for the #hbgt-battle-talks channel.

        ▫️Leave your questions on Discord or on the Twitch live chat.

        ▫️The best questions will be picked by r0adrunn3r, our Community Manager, and sent directly to the streamers.

        At the end of the event, 3 lucky winners will get a monthly VIP+ subscription!

        We couldn’t have put on our third HBG streamed tournament without our amazing sponsor Snyk and support from the wonderful team at PlayCyber! Snyk combines developer-first tooling and best-in-class security intelligence to enable businesses and build security into their continuous development process. PlayCyber creates epic cyber game experiences to build a stronger and more diverse community of cybersecurity professionals.  

        “PlayCyber is thrilled to partner with Hack The Box for this hacking battleground tournament! Our mission has always been to share the love of cybersecurity through epic games for everyone, and HTB fits perfectly in this vision! Together, we are excited and committed to creating a strong, diverse cybersecurity community.”
        - Jessica Gulick, CEO of Katzcy (PlayCyber)

        Be sure to follow us on Twitch and don’t miss a second of the hacking action!

        Happy Hacking! We hope you’ll join us on December 17th!
        HTB Team