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HBG Tournaments: Hacking is the new gaming!

Hack The Box hosts exciting Hacking Battlegrounds tournaments! It's a frenzied hacker competition where your cyber exploits go head on against an active cyber defense. Find out more.

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Jun 10
2021

Hacking Battlegrounds is an intense, real-time multiplayer hacking game in the form of timed 4 vs 4, 2 vs 2, and 1 vs 1 battles. You can join the HBG Lobby, invite friends, choose a game mode, form a team, and throw yourself along with your teammates to the hacking battlefield! 

Two game modes are currently available:

  • Cyber Mayhem, an Attack & Defense game mode 

  • Server Siege, a Race To The Top game mode

Hacking Battlegrounds (aka HBG) provides a captivating gaming experience with live ranking, public and team chat, music and sound effects, and much more! Learn more about how to get started with Hacking Battlegrounds here.

 

The Tournaments

Hacking Battlegrounds tournaments are the first step to create a strong hacking esports community, gathering hundreds of hackers (the best in the world) and reaching over half a million people, counting platform members, social media followers, and newsletter subscribers. How did they work?

  • Unlimited battles: All HTB players got unlimited battles for six hours, regardless of rank or subscription status. Anyone who plays within the set timeframe will get a special badge for taking part in the HBG Tournament. Winners will get a winner badge.

  • Prizes & rankings: During the tournament, rankings were displayed real-time on the live scoreboard, ensuring the ultimate competitive thrill. Every tournament, the top 10 players with most wins and the top players per rank (17 in total) are awarded with HTB merchandising, training services or ad hoc prizes by the tournament sponsors.

  • Community engagement: The HTB community of over half a million platform members is always looking out for the next HBG Tournament! Thousands of people are interacting on social media, the HBG Lobby (public chat) and what else? The HTB Discord Server with over 80K users! Battle talks, teammates search, questions about best practises and so much more in the biggest infosec server! Be part of that conversation!

“Hacking Battlegrounds is one of the best hacking experiences I've had. I have learnt so much about the blue teaming side of hacking as without defensive skills you would get annihilated. Also, the competitive behavior makes it a lot more fun and gives an amazing adrenaline rush.”

  • Sch0ck9, Elite Hacker Rank

 

How To Play

Hacking Battlegrounds are open to everyone who is up for a challenge on their hacking skills! If you are new to Hack The Box, you will need to simply register first, and then access the Battlegrounds section. 

Doing that, you will join the HBG lobby. Press “Play Battlegrounds”, select the Game Mode and the system will start searching for a match. Wait for the “Match Found” notification, that means your opponent team has been selected. Download your VPN key, wait till the battle starts and there you go. Time to fight!

Recently, Hacking Battlegrounds became available for enterprise teams too, as there’s no better Red & Blue Team training than an HBG match with the colleagues. In addition, enterprise customers can benefit from unlimited matches and a private company environment. Reach out to us here to get started.

If you have any further questions on how to play HBG, take a look at the guided article we have prepared in our Knowledge Base on how to get started with Hacking Battlegrounds. Enjoy the HBG tour!

 

How To Join Forces

HGB tournaments are gathering the elite of our hackers, creating high exposure on our social media channels and other placements. Deciding to join forces and become a tournament sponsor will enable a brand to:

  • Gain awareness - Reach directly a new large and active target group, interact authentically with the information security community through a new way of brand engagement.

  • Attract top talent - The elite of all our 500K players are ranking on HBG! You have direct access to their profiles and can discover new skilled and talented individuals to fill your open roles.

  • Be a pioneer - Tap first as a brand into hacking esports! Let’s not follow the trend but create it together. Being first is halfway to success.

  • Give back to the community - Create the best corporate social responsibility initiative: donate to a charity or organize a tournament for an under-privileged group.

At Hack The Box we do not follow trends, we create them. We highly believe in the potential of hacking tournaments and the rise of hacking esports. If you are interested in joining forces get in touch at [email protected] and be part of the frontier of gaming.

 

Tournaments So Far 

Until now, more than 1,200 elite hackers experienced the thrill of a tournament, competing over more than £10,000 in prizes!

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #1

15th November 2020
£1.581,63 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

£100 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

MrKn0w1t4ll & Will

2nd

£50 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

Coaran

3rd

£50 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

Enox

4th

£50 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

BDW & Vagrexo

5th

£50 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

onemask

6th

£25 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

x4nt0n

7th

£25 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

MasterSplinter

8th

£25 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

yrmyjaska

9th

£25 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

szymex73

10th

£25 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

V0lck3r

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Omniscient

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

clubby789

Guru

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

ameer

Elite Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

Kriss

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

codebrain

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

myDonut

Script Kiddie

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

MrHolmes

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

Drater

 

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #2 - Hack The Box x Synack Red Team

13th December 2020
£2,230.96 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

3 Months Pro Lab of Choice + 100 GBP Swag Card + $500 Razer Gift Card

Coaran & Enox

2nd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 50 GBP Swag Card

X4nt0n & szymex73

3rd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 50 GBP Swag Card

ameer & ajdumanhug

4th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 50 GBP Swag Card

MrKn0w1t4ll

5th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 50 GBP Swag Card

MrHolmes

6th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 50 GBP Swag Card

00unknown00

7th

500 Academy Cubes + 25 GBP Swag Card

galoget

8th

500 Academy Cubes + 25 GBP Swag Card

CheBuzz

9th

500 Academy Cubes + 25 GBP Swag Card

baX

10th

500 Academy Cubes + 25 GBP Swag Card

koredump

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Omniscient

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

clubby789

Guru

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

jirbj

Elite Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

vysecurity

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

P3p3Th3R1tal

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

OTafe

Script Kiddie

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

Destrudo

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 1 Month ProLab of Choice

Sangr3s

 

 

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #3

24th January 2021
£1,581.63 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

£100 Swag Card + 1,000 HTB Academy Cubes

bobi & yakuhito

2nd

£50 Swag Card + HTB Annual VIP Subscription

ameer & adjumanhug

3rd

£50 Swag Card + HTB Annual VIP Subscription

H0j3n & 0xch4rm

4th

£50 Swag Card + HTB Annual VIP Subscription

szymex73 & myDonut

5th

£50 Swag Card + HTB Annual VIP Subscription

Ir0nstone & Mercury180

6th

£50 Swag Card + HTB Annual VIP Subscription

Shubhamz007

7th

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

quas4rwastaken

8th

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

r00tVen0m

9th

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

pi0x73

10th

£25 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

PrivateHacking

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Guru

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

CheBuzz

Elite Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

medivh

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

0xGeorge

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

voider

Script Kiddie

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

Kushas

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

Sangr3s

 

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #4 - Valentine’s Special Edition

14h February 2021
£2,221.95 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

1,000 Academy Cubes + 3 Months Pro Lab + £100 Swag Card + Tinder Gold Annual Sub (worth $150)

CheBuzz & 0xquas4r

2nd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

HappyBdayr0bin & Coaran

3rd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

VWAudiKangaroo & x3ph

4th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

pi0x73 & Shuhamz007

5th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

justAhmed

6th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

Ir0nstone & Mercury180

7th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

H0j3n & 0xch4rm

8th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

myDonut & szymex73

9th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

bobi & yakuhito

10th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

mentats

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Omniscient

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

Adroit

Guru

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

Bl00dMoon

Elite Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

r3spand4

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

smartman294

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

RockLEE007

Script Kiddie

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

Naughty & MrHolmes

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

samo07

 

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #5 - International Happiness Day

20th March 2021
£2,137 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

1,000 Academy Cubes + 3 Months Pro Lab + £100 Swag Card

myDonut & szymex73

2nd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

rolalicksa96 

3rd

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

CheBuzz & MrKn0w1t4ll

4th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

pi0x73 & Shubhamz007

5th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

bobi & yakuhito

6th

HTB Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

rag74

7th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

Nickapic & mentats

8th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

H0j3n & 0xch4rm

9th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

MasterSplinter & justAhmed

10th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

Mercury180 & Naughty

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Elite Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

5h4rk07

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

FriedTempura

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

PapaGino

Script Kiddie

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

KnY

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

teoleo777

 

Hacking Battlegrounds Tournament #6 - 1st Server Siege Tournament 

18th April 2021
£2,137 total worth in prizes!

 

Top 10 Players

Ranking

Prize

Winner

1st

1,000 Academy Cubes + 3 Months Pro Lab + £100 Swag Card

myDonut & szymex73

2nd

Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

bobi & yakuhito

3rd

Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

Nap0l3on & LicorneMagique

4th

Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

rolalicksa96 & cachefl0w

5th

Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

Mercury180

6th

Annual VIP Subscription + 1 Month Pro Lab + £50 Swag Card

Kaarn & Saddler

7th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

celesian & CioU

8th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

H0j3n & 0xch4rm

9th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

CheBuzz

10th

£50 Swag Card + 500 HTB Academy Cubes

stellarix

 

Top Players per Rank

Ranking

Prize

Winner

Omniscient

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

pi0x73

Pro Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

0xch4rm

Hacker

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

HayTechy

Noob

£25 Swag Card + 200 HTB Academy Cubes

D4r30

 


What's coming next - live events!

We said it. Hacking is the new gaming! Get ready for thrilling streamed events, hosted live by IppSec along with other world-famous hacking personas, themed tournaments, and of course, the elite of Hack The Box players competing against each other. Did you miss out on the first one? Watch the full 3-hour event.

P.S. We have added the opportunity for Hacking Battlegrounds players to stream their matches. The machines played during our first live-streamed tournament are available in the “Practice Battles” mode. Unlimited matches, streaming allowed, loads of fun!

The ultimate level of hacking esports is loading, you can be part of it!

 

 

Hack The Box Team

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