CTF 2019

Trend Micro CTF 2019 // Raimund Genes Cup

// ONLINE QUALIFIER / SEPTEMBER 7–8, 2019 (Japan Standard Time) //
FINAL / NOVEMBER 23–24, 2019 / Tokyo, Japan //

Our 5th Annual Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition is a global, knowledge-based challenge to create a safer digital world

Register your team for the online qualifier, and you could compete in the final competition for the prize of JPY 1,000,000 (approximately USD 9,000) and more.

Test your knowledge and skills in targeted attacks, Internet of Things (IoT), reversing, mobile, machine learning, and other cybersecurity issues.

The competition consists of an online qualifying event in September and an on-site final held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2019.

The online qualifier is in a “Jeopardy” format — players solve challenges in various cybersecurity categories. The top ten teams from the online qualifier will advance to compete in the final, which is a different take on the standard “Jeopardy” format with a new Dynamic Value scoring element.

1     challenge_types = [

2         'REVERSING',


4         'IoT',

5         'MOBILE',

6         'OSINT',


8     = ]

// Challenge categories may change without advance notice


The top 3 teams will claim the following prizes after the final event hosted in Tokyo:



JPY 1,000,000 (approx. USD 9,000) for the winning team

ZDI Reward Points – 15,000 points per player (equivalent of ZDI Bronze) for each member of the winning team, including a USD 2,000 one-time monetary bonus.


JPY 300,000 (approx. USD 2,600)


JPY 200,000 (approx. USD 1,800)


Online qualifier

Program: “Jeopardy” style

Dates: September 7–8, 2019 (Japan Standard Time - JST)
Duration: 24 hours
Start Time: 13:00 (JST) September 7, 2019
End Time: 13:00 (JST) September 8, 2019
Language: English
Venue: Online (requires internet connection)
Requirements: Must be at least 20 years of age to participate


Program: Dynamic Value “Jeopardy” style

CTF 2019

Dates: November 23–24, 2019
Language: English (with Japanese support)
Venue: Tokyo, Japan

Participants: (max. 4 members per group)

  • Top ten (10) teams from the Online Qualifier
  • Automatic qualification: winners from select regional events are eligible for participating in Trend Micro CTF 2019 – Raimund Genes Cup – The Final
  • Travel expenses covered for top ten teams:
    • Up to JPY 200,000* (approx. 1,800 USD) per team
    • Three nights accommodations** for the duration of the final
  • All team members must be age 20 or older to participate

* Conditions apply
** Accommodation arranged by Trend Micro

Think you have what it takes?

Register your team for the challenge.

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For general inquiries about the contest, contact our CTF team
Email: tmctf@trendmicro.com

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