Founded in June, 2016, WCTF invites the world’s best CTF teams and security experts to gather together on this hacking fest. It is organized by 360 Vulcan Team and exclusively sponsored by Qihoo 360. Now, WCTF has become one of the top world- class CTF competitions in China.

WCTF Committee select ten top teams on ctftime according to last year's ranking and performance and invite them to come to the on-site competition in Beijing. The ten teams will compete for a total bonus of $100,000 USD. The top three teams of WCTF 2018 will be awarded with $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000, respectively.
Time Agenda Note
6th 9:30 ~ 10:00 Registration, Opening and Welcome
10:00 ~ 12:00 Competition
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:00 ~ 18:00 Competition
Time Agenda Note
7th 9:30 ~ 12:00 Competition
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:00 ~ 18:00 Competition
Time Agenda Note
8:30 ~ 9:30 Audience Regestration
9:30 ~ 10:00 Team1 Seminar
10:10 ~ 10:40 Team2 Seminar
10:50 ~ 11:20 Team3 Seminar
11:30 ~ 12:00 Team4 Seminar
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:00 ~ 13:30 Team5 Seminar
13:40 ~ 14:10 Team6 Seminar
Time Agenda Note
14:20 ~ 14:50 Team7 Seminar
15:00 ~ 15:30 Team8 Seminar
15:40 ~ 16:10 Team9 Seminar
16:20 ~ 16:50 Team10 Seminar
16:50 ~ 17:30 Checking marks & Announce results
17:30 ~ 18:30 Award Ceremony & Closing
18:30 ~ 21:00 After Party
Rules (online)
  • CTF players in the world
  • Jeopardy
  • CTF 100% (Success in solving any challenge wins 120 points. The fastest three teams in solving the challenge win 30, 20 and 10 points, respectively.);
  • The top three teaks will be awarded with 3,000 USD, 2,000 USD, and 1,000 USD, respectively. The top winner will also be invited to next year's on-site WCTF.
Rules (on-site)
  • invited only;Jeopardy & Seminar;
  • Each team (10 teams) will need to submit 2 challenges (20 challenges in total) as required, one must be on Windows, the other can ba on any platform. No restriction on challenge types (Reverse, Pwn, Forensics, Crypto, Web, etc.)
  • CTF 60%(Success in solving any challenge wins 120 points. The fastest three teams in solving the challenge win 30, 20 and 10 points, respectively.)+ Seminar 30% (After deducting the highest and lowest scores, the average score from both teams and judges will be the final score.)+ Miscellaneous 10% (challenge submission is in time or not; whether challenge meet the requirements);
  • Top three winners will be awarded with 50,000 USD, 30,000 USD, and 20,000 USD, respectively;
  • The following behaviours result in immediate disqualification:leaking or sharing challenges; intentional attacks against WCTF servers or other players' devices.
Rules (Novice CTF)
  • Invited;
  • Jeopardy;
  • CTF 100% (Success in solving any challenge wins 120 points. The fastest three teams in solving the challenge win 30, 20 and 10 points, respectively.);
  • Top three winners will be awarded with 10,000 RMB, 6,000 RMB, and 4,000 RMB, respectively;
Dragon Sector is a Polish Capture The Flag team. Established in February 2013, it currently comprises of 14 active members. We frequently participate in both online and offline security Capture The Flag competitions, publish write­ups on CTF tasks (both on our blog and in a Polish magazine „Programista“) and occasionally organize CTFs for other hackers
Current CTFTIME Ranking: 5; CTFTIME 2017 Ranking: 4
From Russia. More Smoked Leet Chicken organized QIWI CTF 2014 and Olympic CTF 2014. And in 2015, they won Belluminar POC 2015, EKOPARTY CTF 2015, PHD CTF Finals 2015, CONFidence CTF 2015 CTFTIME 2017 Ranking: 6
0daysober has members in several countries, but we are all united behind the flag of Congo Brazzaville, because Congo rules! We have played in a number of online and on-site events and have been organizing the Insomni'hack CTF for a few years. As our team name suggests, we like pwning as much as we like to drink... Current CTFTIME 2018 Ranking: 7
From the US, members of Shellphish are the winners of the prize of $750,000 USD in the Cyber Grand Challenge Final Event hosted by US DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
CTFTIME 2017 Ranking: 9
TokyoWesterns is a team whose members (live in/go to university in) western side of Tokyo. Th team held Tokyo Westerns CTF 3rd 2017. They won the second prize in WCTF 2017 with a bonus of 30,000 USD.
Current CTFTIME Ranking: 3; CTFTIME 2017 Ranking: 5
binja is a Japanese team organized originally in order to reach DEFCON 2014 Finals. Now, the team consists of a lot of Japanese teams like sutegoma2, EpsilonDelta, katagaitai, 0x0, scryptos, dodododo. But actually, always on average only 10 of us participate in CTF somehow
Tea Deliverers is a CTF team from China and was newly formed in April, 2017. Team members are from different universities and security companies. This year, they ranked No.3 in PlaidCTF and won the sencond prize in Defcon Quals.
Korea University’s undergraduate cyber security research club established in 2011. We participate in various CTFs to keep up with the latest cyber security trends. Especially, We like china and chinese food (Tsingtao is love) :-).Won the second prize in WCTF 2016 with a bonus of 30,000 USD.Won the second prize in WCTF 2016 with a bonus of 30,000 USD.
Eat Sleep Pwn Repeat is a combined effort of the CTF teams StratumAuhuur and KITCTF. We host the annual 3?C3 CTF at the Chaos Communication Congress and have participated in the DEF CON CTF. As our name suggests we love pwning challenges! We wish all competing teams good luck and fun for the CTF. CTFTIME 2017 Ranking: 2
Team r3kapig is a delicacy that includes Eur3ka and FlappyPig. It can be grilled, fried or barbecued. It is our goal to provide the best food for the masters.
Novice CTF Team


Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Xidian University


South China University of Technology


Beihang University


Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Wuhan University

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


Tsinghua University


Chengdu University of Information Technology

Tien Choo

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


Hangzhou Dianzi University



360Vulcan Team is the binary vulnerability research team in 360 Internet Security and Innovation Center. Team members are great at vulnerability exploiting and have in-depth understanding of system security. Meanwhile, they are also experienced in product research and development. Some members have been nominated for the MSRC TOP 100. Some of them have also been awarded with the Microsoft BlueHat Prize and the Microsoft Edge Project Spartan for multiple times. This battle-hardened team used to impress the world with break records in IE browser on Pwn2Own 2015, Adobe Flash Player and Google Chrome on Pwn2Own 2016, Windows Edge and Adobe Player on Pwnfest 2016.On Pwn2Own 2017, 360Vulcan Team led the 360 Team successfully broke Windows Edge, Windows 10, Apple Safari, Mac OS and Adobe Flash Player to become the champion and has been awarded as the "Master of Pwn". So far, 360Vulcan Team has submitted hundreds of high risks security vulnerabilities to major software vendors like Microsoft, Google, Adobe.
Li Kang
Li Kang is a professor of computer science at the University of Georgia and the director of Georgia Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy. His research interests are in the area of system and network security. His research results have been published at academic conferences such as IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, and NDSS. KANG LI has been actively participating industrial security conferences. He has presented multiple times at both BlackHat US and ShmooCon KANG LI has more than 10 years of experiences organizing and participating CTF competitions. He is the founder of multiple CTF teams, including Disekt, SecDawgs, and Boyd306. He is the founding mentor of the Blue Lotus team and an early initiator of the XCTF competition league.
Pangu Lab
Pangu Lab is a security laboratory consisting of many senior security professionals with rich experience across a wide range of security research and industrial development. The members of the Pangu Lab discovered hundreds of 0day vulnerabilities in major operating systems and applications, and presented many papers and talks at the premier forums such as Black Hat, CanSecWest, Syscan, RUXCON, HITCon, PoC, XCon , IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, and NDSS. Pangu Lab’s current research focuses on mobile security. Team Pangu is known for its multiple releases of untethered jailbreak tools for iOS 7, iOS 8, and iOS 9. Team Pangu was also the first to jailbreak iOS 8 and iOS 9 in the world. Besides iOS, Pangu Lab also made great progress in Android security research, and developed various products for discovering vulnerabilities in Android apps, detecting malicious Android apps, and mining mobile threat information.
Zhang Chao
Dr. Zhang Chao is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University. He was selected and nominated as a member of the national youth project “Thousand Talents Program” and the “Young Talents Lifting Project” of China Association for Science and Technology. His main research area is system and software security, focusing on vulnerability research, exploitation and defense, Dr. Zhang has published a number of research papers on many well-known academic journals, including one that is of the 10 most-cited scientific papers by BIG in 2013. His research results also won Microsoft BlueHat special nomination award. Under his leadership, his team participated in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge and was the winner of preliminary defense game and runner-up of the attack game. As a former player of Blue Lotus, he and the team used to win the second prize in the Defcon CTF in 2016.
Matt Suiche
Matt Suiche is the founder of threat hunting startup Comae Technologies and cybersecurity conference OPCDE present in Africa and Middle East. Matt is a review board member of multiple conferences such as BlackHat USA and Shakacon. He is co-founder of application virtualization start-up CloudVolumes, acquired by VMware in 2014. And most recently had been called a fun guy by the infamous TheShadowBrokers after covering their releases over 2016-2017.

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In order to keep pace with on-site WCTF, the on-line WCTF server and system will be shut down synchronously when the on-site WCTF is off during the event. Open time: UTC 02:00-10:00, July 6th; UTC 01:40-10:00, July 7th. Deadline for Registration: UTC 15:00, July 5th.
Seminar Registration

Fees include:

1. One-day Seminar

2. Buffet Lunch

3. Tea Break

4. Souvenir bag

Time & Fees

Early-Bird(Before June 15th 2018)360.00 RMB

Regular(After June 15th 2018)600.00 RMB


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