The main feature of this Quals (as compared to the previous years' competitions) was a special quest game. Participants should solve it in order to earn points, which could be used to open CTF tasks and then gain final points. The plot of the quest was based on the legend, which was the part of PHDays III CTF. This time teams needed to work shoulder to shoulder with the Golem special division and investigate an incident related to the spreading of the Detcelfer worm.
Have a look at dynamics of solving quest tasks:
Dynamics of solving CTF tasks:
Check out participants' write-ups for details:
Nine teams will take part in the final CTF contest. The winners of the CTF Power of Community, a female team from Soonchunhyang University, also reached the final. Here is the scoreboard:
Thanks to everyone who took part in PHDays CTF Quals. See you in Moscow at Positive Hack Days IV!
P. S. We remind you that registration for the forum and Call for Papers are in progress.