Core NetWars Tournament of Champions

The SANS Institute is proud to host the Core NetWars Tournament of Champions this year during SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021. The SANS Core 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 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 Livestream

SANS Core NetWars Tournament of Champions is one of our most exciting competitions of the year, with hundreds of Core NetWars winners from the past two years competing to become the ultimate champion! This year, join us for our inaugural Livestream of the Core NetWars Tournament of Champions directly from SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021 in Washington, DC on Thursday, Dec 16th from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM EST. Learn about the championship, hear from past winners, join us for trivia, plus a live giveaway!
470x382_Core_NetWars_V7.jpg

Core NetWars Tournament of Champions Schedule:

  • Virtual Opening Reception
    • Thursday, December 16, 6:00-6:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
  • Tournament
    • Thursday, December 16, 6:30-9:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
    • Friday, December 17, 6:30-9:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
2350x500_CDI-2021.jpg

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021

Guests who would like to add a SANS training course to their Tournament may visit the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021 website to register.

Please note that this special event is complimentary for invited guests, and the Tournament itself will be hosted online in conjunction with SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021. 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 will be able to 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 support@sans.org.