FAQ

Preparation for the Games

How do I see my score?

Your scores will be available to you on the gam3z page. Scores will be removed during the remaining 60 minutes of the competition for each round. Final scores will be available shortly after the competition ends unless there is a discrepancy, outage, or mitigating circumstance that prevents the release of scores immediately. Should this situation arise, expect an email notification with further details. With that being said, expect an email and please do not barrage the Support Team with questions regarding the final scores.

May I use my own tools?

All rounds will require participants to use their own resources. Gam3z Inc. will not provide resource pools containing tools to be used.

Should we take notes as we progress?

That’s up to you and your team operations. Where notes come into play is for the purpose of future competitions. If you do take notes DO NOT post them online. If you feel that you absolutely have to post something online because you came up with a really crafty way to solve a challenge, wait until the entire competition round is complete for ALL regions. If your team is associated with the posting of materials, write-ups, answers, etc, etc prior to the competition round being complete for all regions, expect to be publicly announced, disqualified and ineligible to compete in the next Global CyberLympics. Likewise if your team is caught submitting tokens from a region other than the one you are competing in, you WILL be publicly announced, disqualified and ineligible to compete in the next Global CyberLympics.

IPv4 or IPv6?

Some of your challenges may require you to access components via either protocol.

How do I prepare?

You will be using your own system resources for all competition rounds. Understand the round that you are approaching and pre-stage tools that make sense for that competition.

How do I get started?

Get a team registered with Global CyberLympics and check your email for information related to the game. Once registered make sure to send any and all questions regarding Global CyberLympics to GCL@gam3z-inc.com and a member of our Support Team will get back to you.

How do I verify the hash value?

Your call. You can take our word for it that the file you downloaded is ready to go, or use the tool of your choice to get a hash value out of it. If you’re not familiar with hash values…Google is your friend!

How do I extract compressed files?

Typically you would use the tool that compressed the file to begin with. However, using something like 7-zip will extract a wide variety of compression formats. Expect that each compressed file will have a password associated with it. If you come across a compressed file with no password provided to you then it’s likely you will need to crack it.

How do I log on and register?

Register your team with Global CyberLympics and you will receive an email with all of the information you need. Once the gam3z begin you will log on to the warl0ck gam3z site for your region.

Participation in the Games

How do I know when my region competition starts/ends?

Pay attention to the Global CyberLympics page for times and dates. If you miss your round due to a miscalculation on your part then we wish you better luck next year. You will also receive an email from Gam3z Inc. explaining the times/dates for your region. If you have any questions, make sure you ask prior to the start of the competition.

How do I receive assistance during the competition?

Send all correspondence to GCL@gam3z-inc.com and a member of our Support Team will assist you as quickly as possible. Please understand that our Support Team is NOT sitting with you at your facility. This equates to them not understanding the full scope of the problem if you do not take the time to explain it in detail. Provide a description of the problem and methods you have used to attempt a fix. If we are experiencing a catastrophic outage where it effects the competition, expect a region-wide email to be sent out with an explanation as to what’s happening on our side and what we are doing to get the competition back online.

What happens if Global CyberLympics goes offline during the competition?

If you have ever hosted a CTF or given a presentation that uses a live demonstration, surely you will understand that sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as anticipated. Rest assured, you will receive your full block of time for the competition. We will either extend the current round, or if operations are catastrophically impacted, we will reschedule the event. While neither of these are optimal solutions, we fully understand the efforts on your end and want to provide you a fair competition. If a catastrophic outage occurs, expect an email from our Support Team with an explanation and expected uptime, extension or rescheduling if necessary.

General Questions or Topics

Who do I contact if I am in need of assistance regarding the competition?

Send any and all correspondence to GCL@gam3z-inc.com and a member of our Support Team will contact you as quickly as feasible. Please provide a full explanation of issues being experienced so that you can receive the best support possible. If the Support Team provides you a ticket number, ensure that you respond to subsequent correspondence by including that ticket number in the subject line of the email.

What if I’m not sure how to solve a challenge?

Google is your friend! If you are seriously stuck, or don’t understand what the challenge is asking you for, just send an email to GCL@gam3z-inc.com and a member of our Support Team will respond to you as quickly as possible. Understand that the Support Team will only provide general guidance and under no circumstances will give you an answer to the challenge you are working on.

What’s a Bonus Box and how do I get extra points?

During the competition there will be opportunities for additional points. These items come from the Bonus Box area and will consist of things like Movie Quotes, Free Point Token, Bonus Questions, etc, etc. This is an opportunity to gain points while still working on challenges. As an inside tip…pay attention to things like the Gam3z Inc. Facebook and Twitter postings!

What’s the possibility of infecting my computer with malware?

If you are engaging a challenge that is malware oriented, the scenario will clearly delineate for you that malware is involved. We expect that you will already be working in a virtual machine, which of course will provide the capability for snapshots in case of infection. Gam3z Inc. highly discourages you from attempting malware challenges if you are not working in a sandbox (or virtual machine) environment. If you are not familiar with malware, or believe that you might infect your system, then skip that challenge and work on something else! Gam3z Inc. will not be held responsible for infected system…you’ve been warned.