As the New York Times points out, “Video games are beginning their takeover of the real world,” and with the popularity of Fortnite and other events gaining traction, Circadence® is jumping on the voyeuristic video game bandwagon hosting its first “Game of Titans” Cyber Challenge–a unique event that will demonstrate the power of its immersive, online cybersecurity training platform Project Ares®.
The “Game of Titans” competition is one of THREE ways cybersecurity warriors can experience the power of gamification within cybersecurity training in Las Vegas from August 6 through August 9.
We’ve detailed the three opportunities for cybersecurity experts and enthusiasts to get involved below—and we look forward to seeing and meeting everyone in Las Vegas!
Cyber Battle Competition – Play to Win!
Celebrity cybersecurity expert and ethical hacker Vinny Troia will oversee and judge the competition providing commentary of gamers’ progress for non-competitors watching the action.
Qualifying rounds take place July 27-28 and finals will be held on-site at the new Esports Arena inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Finalists will then compete live on-stage on August 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of an audience using the Project Ares platform to show off their cybersecurity skills and talents.
Interested competitors need to register online by July 26 or early bird entrants can register before July 22 for early access to Project Ares in order to practice. Prizes will be awarded for best offensive and defensive players as well as an MVP. Details to register can be found here.
Competition Attendance – Watch the Action!
While the Esports Arena Las Vegas is open to the public, the competition is a true VIP experience where invited attendees enjoy food and drinks and a close-up view to the action. Audiences can watch the top players compete live on-stage for the inaugural “Project Ares Titan” crown and title.
Viewers will be able to see up-close footage, live-action play, and instant replays—just like watching a football game. Audiences can jump aboard the popular game watching movement that’s inspiring a new generation of mainstream entertainment.
Private Demos – Experience the Platform!
Circadence will be hosting private in-suite demonstrations at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for those interested in learning more about the platform’s capabilities for cyber teams.
Demo registrants can speak one-on-one with Circadence representatives about their specific cybersecurity challenges and needs to find the best solution for them. Food and drink will be available in the suite. Interested parties can sign up for a 30-minute demonstration here.
“We are excited to host the first Project Ares ‘Game of Titans’ Cyber Challenge for both novice and experienced cyber professionals, and the Esports Arena is the perfect space for attendees to experience the power and capabilities of the platform up close,” said Keenan Skelly, Circadence VP of Global Partnerships and Security Evangelist. “We hope the competition will inspire curiosity in using gamification in training as well as help people see for themselves how the platform can aid in their professional development, so they can keep pace with evolving cyber threats.”
If you still need more information about getting involved in any of these opportunities, please contact Amy Dageenakis.