By the middle of the XXIII century the once-powerful humankind regressed into a pitiful pinch of exhausted people. Affected by the genetic disaster and devastating war, the Earth was no longer a home but a battle for survival.
Those who were lucky enough to cover under airproof domes were engaged in ongoing battle for survival against the aggressive environment. They lived off “clean” food produced at several automated farms; and all of the people’s last efforts went to protect the farms.
The Group of Twelve. That was how the people in the know called Potato Corporation. In fact, it was an association of independent companies. Manufacturers of genetically-modified organisms decided to join forces with only one goal in mind: to promote transgenes. They established a single media holding and the Potato umbrella brand. The brand was meant to cover leading manufacturers of genetically modified organisms from around the world.
Even though they acted as if they were one but they actually had their issues and competed against each other. Potato companies constantly fought for markets, technologies and lead scientists. There were times when the latent competition evolved into outright conflicts. Corporate wars raged in the real world and in the cyberspace.
Former Greenpeace members founded PHD (Potato Haters Division), an extreme group, also known as Solanine or just the Green, undermined the authority of Potato top-managers. Headed by well-known hacker eV-D, the best hackers and soldiers attacked the corporation posting secret data on the Web and destroying genetic farms.
Having returned back to 2048, Living People integrated into the management of the Group of Twelve doing their best to stop the bulky Potato system on its way to the disaster. The disaster that will destroy the entire civilization.
Once the firs day ended, CTF switched to the night mode: the contestant teams did not leaft the venue and kept on struggling for the flags.
The CTF area served them as a chillout and even a sleeping room. As the result showed in the morning, such self-denial proved more than justified for some of the contestants. LeetMore and 0daysober kept their leadership. As for the third place, PPP lost it to int3pids (Spain). What are we to expect on the second day? Time will show.