Core NetWars Tournament of Champions

As 2022 comes to a close, we once again are bringing the best cybersecurity warriors together for the 2022 SANS NetWars Tournament of Champions. Hosted annually at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative in Washington D.C., the NetWars Tournament of Champions is an annual celebration of the top-scoring players from around the globe. The top individual players and top teams from the past two years will compete for head-on for their chance to claim victory and win a coveted Tournament of Champions trophy!

The challenge will run for two consecutive days, and a virtual Opening Reception will be held for the Tournament of Champions participants before the challenge begins. The Opening Reception will feature special speakers and will serve as an orientation to kick off the Tournament. 


Core NetWars Tournament of Champions Schedule:

  • Virtual Opening Reception
    • Thursday, December 15, 6:00-6:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
  • Tournament
    • Thursday, December 15, 6:30-9:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
    • Friday, December 16, 6:30-9:30PM EST (UTC - 5)

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2022

Guests who would like to add a SANS training course to their Tournament may visit the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2022 website to register.

Please note that this particular event is complimentary for invited guests, and the Tournament will be hosted online in conjunction with SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2022. Eligible players may choose to participate Live Online or In-Person. Players who prefer to participate in a group setting are welcome to join us In-Person at the Washington Hilton. Whether attending In-Person or Live Online, players can fully participate, have access to real-time support and interactive chat features, and receive prizes.

More Information:

  • Please visit the Core NetWars Tournament page to learn more about the version of NetWars featured in the SANS Core NetWars Tournament of Champions.
  • For questions regarding the Tournament, please see our FAQ. For additional questions, please contact