Sign up in a team of 1–5 competitors. There will then be a list of ‘problems’ for you to solve.
On solving a problem, you should end up with a string as an answer called a ‘flag’ (hence the term ‘Capture the Flag’). You can submit this flag using the text box next to the problem description for points and fun!
Instead of a two-week sprint, PACTF will have 2 rounds, each one week long. During each round, you can pick any two-day span to grab as many flags as you can! Choose wisely: Once your two days run out, you won’t be able to score more points in that round.
Don’t worry about being too slow, though! Even if your two-day timer is over, you can still test your skills against problems in previous rounds.
There are scoreboards
for each individual round, and there is an overall all-time scoreboard.
Are there prizes?
Yes, your effort won't go to waste! PACTF 2018 had over $20,000 in prizes. We're
looking to match that for PACTF 2019. Stay tuned for more information as we near the
start of PACTF 2019!