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US Cyber Team® Members Compete in HBG Global Tournament “Holiday Mayhem” Hosted by HackTheBox (HTB) and Sponsored by Snyk

US Cyber Games December 10, 2021
US Cyber Team members play in Holiday Mayhem HTB event

Select members of the US Cyber Team will join the best hackers from around the globe for a Holiday Mayhem livestream Hacking Battlegrounds (HBG) event.

HackTheBox (HTB) has teamed with sponsor Snyk with support from PlayCyber for an epic Hacking Battlegrounds live-streamed tournament where members of the US Cyber team will face off against 15 elite teams representing Australia, Czech Republic, Namibia, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Ireland, India, South Korea, Malaysia/Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Italy, and Greece. These top 32 hackers are each representing their countries to become the grand prize Holiday Mayhem winner. Teams will have the opportunity to win awesome prizes composed of training, swag and more totaling over £5000, not to mention bragging rights.

Schedule of events:

Cyber Santa Hacking Watch-Party and Tournament Brackets Live Draw

Pre-Event - Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC / 8:00 AM ET.


Hear from: John Hammond, Nahamsec, STOK, PwnFunction, TJNull, PinkDragonian, 0xdf and superhero1.

The Holiday Mayhem roster will be drafted live, showing which teams will face off first.

Live Holiday Mayhem Event

Friday, December 17, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC / 8:00 AM ET.


  • Round 1 - Opening: 16 teams will have 20 minutes to compete on a single machine.
  • Round 2 - Quarter-final: 8 teams will compete on two new machines again in 20 minutes.
  • Round 3 - Semi-final: 4 teams competed on 1 new machine of escalated difficulty in 20 minutes.
  • Round 4 - Final: 2 teams compete on 1 machine and only 20 minutes will determine the ultimate winner.

US Cyber Games® is committed to inform and inspire the broader community on ways to develop tomorrow’s DIVERSE cybersecurity workforce. Our mission is to bring together elite cyber athletes, coaches, and industry leaders to help scout, train, and send a US Cyber Team to take the gold at the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) in June 2022.

The US Cyber Games was founded by Katzcy, in cooperation with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The US Cyber Games project is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) under financial assistance award #70NANB21H032.

The US Cyber Games depend on the generosity of our corporate, government, and university sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the team's training, equipment, and travel and are vital to the success of the US Cyber Team.

Media Contact

Beth Mayhew

Email: mayhewb@katzcy.com
Phone: (703) 651-2667
Katzcy: https://www.katzcy.com