Think you have what it takes to wrench (see what we did there?) the title from the two time Shmoocon champions – Mobiledisco?!

If so, assemble your team and prepare to fight it out in our single elimination hacking and TF2 tournament.

Nothing has changed with the core of the competition. Six Team Fortress 2 players along with four hackers will battle it out against other teams to see which team is worthy to claim the golden wrench.

What is changing is the look and feel of the scoreboard for the spectators (for real this time). It will be unified to provide a better visual representation to track what’s happening during the match. Look for new additional effects in game that will make or break a team. Robots have invaded. Be wary of their capabilities and ready to remove them from the game when possible.


Teams of 10 (4 Hackers + 6 TF2 players) will compete to score more points than their opponents during each match. The goal is simple: score more points than your competitors. How you do that is where the challenge comes in. The TF2 players will be frantically trying to kill, capture and win rounds against the opposing TF2 players. At the same time, the hackers will be attempting to solve a variety of hacking challenges. As tasks are completed, credits in our ‘hackconomy’ are gained. These can be used to purchase effects to help your team or hinder your opponents in both hacking and TF2.

The tournament will start at 10:00 am on Saturday. If you win all of your matches, you’ll play a max of 3 rounds (with a 45 minute finale).

If you think you have what it takes to defeat the current champions (Team Mobiledisco) and claim the golden wrench, drop us a note on our website ( or in our subreddit (/r/HackFortress/) or sign up at the con in the Hack Fortress room.

During non competition times, we are open for folks to free play TF2, so stop by and check it out!