Game on! The 2022 Google CTF is here. (Google Online Security Blog)

Are you ready to put your hacking skills to the test? It’s Google CTF time!

The competition kicks off on July 1 2022 6:00 PM UTC and runs through July 3 2022 6:00 PM UTC. Registration is now open at

In true old Google CTF fashion, the top 8 teams will qualify for our Hackceler8 speedrunning meets CTFs competition. The prize pool stands similar to previous years at more than $40,000.

We can’t wait to see whether PPP will be able to defend their crown. For those of you looking to satisfy your late-night hacking hunger: past year’s challenges, including Hackceler8 2021 matches, are open-sourced here. On top of that there are hours of Hackceler8 2020 videos to watch!

If you are just starting out in this space, last year’s Beginner’s Quest is a great resource to get started. For later in the year, we have something mysterious planned – stay tuned to find out more!

Whether you’re a seasoned CTF player or just curious about cyber security and ethical hacking, we want you to join us. Sign up to expand your skill set, meet new friends in the security community, and even watch the pros in action. For the latest announcements, see, subscribe to our mailing list, or follow us on @GoogleVRP. Interested in bug hunting for Google? Check out See you there!