GlobeX Cup '19

posted on Nov. 25, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Thank you for participating in GlobeX Cup’19

Congratulations to the winners of the senior division!

  1. zhouzixiang2004
  2. zxyl
  3. Zeyu

Congratulations to the winners of the junior division!

  1. ElyesChaabouni (perfect score)
  2. Encodeous (perfect score)
  3. hev1

Once again, congratulations to the winners this year. An email has been sent regarding your awards.

We hope that you enjoyed the contest and we wish to see you again next year!

We're excited to invite you to participate in GlobeX Cup '19!

The event will take place on December 6-8 for a 48-hour window. Once you enter the contest, you will have 3 hours to solve the designated problem statements. The contest contains two divisions of increasing difficulty, with more than $1000 in prizes awarded to the top competitors in each division and giveaway winners.


GlobeX Cup '19 will have a junior and senior division, featuring problems with difficulties from elementary to advanced. To determine which division suits you the best, we recommend looking at the problem statements from last year’s contest.


Please fill out this form in order to register for the contest and be eligible for prizes.


1st Place: $70 Cash Prize (Senior), $30 Cash Prize (Junior)

2nd Place: Wolfram|One + Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Junior & Senior)

3rd Place: Free Admission to ToHacks & CuHacking (Senior), Free Admission to StarterHacks (Junior)

Opening Ceremony

This year, our team will be hosting an online opening ceremony which will be live streamed on Youtube. The opening ceremony will start 15 minutes before the contest, and end when the contest begins. Join us for some exciting experiences and giveaways of mysterious prizes.


For any inquires, please email [email protected] or message our Instagram page @globexcup.



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    piddddgy  commented on Jan. 1, 2020, 6:24 p.m.

    orz chadliam

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    shuai_bi  commented on Dec. 8, 2019, 8:25 p.m. edited

    Results and winners of the competition will be announced next Saturday on December 14, 2019. The contest winners will receive an email regarding their prizes. Once again, we would like to thank everyone for participating in GlobeX Cup'19. We hope you had a wonderful experience!

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    shuai_bi  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 10:43 p.m. edited

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    geese  commented on Nov. 29, 2019, 11:21 p.m. edited

    Aren't those 3rd place prizes already free? My math isn't checking out for the $1000 value.

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      Aaeria  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m. edit 2

      4th place prize: free access to libraries, hospitals, and public education!

      Also at least 1 year of regular Wolfram|Alpha for 10 lucky participants!

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      Ninjaclasher  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

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        geese  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

        That page does not say anything about the estimated cash value of any of these prizes, or anything about the prizes at all. In fact if you Ctrl+F for "prize" or "1000" or "$" or nothing pops up. But what does pop up to my eyes immediately is the typo "exisiting". Sad! Please think about providing the facts instead of making an ass out of you and me. I also checked the home page, but I was greeted with the exact same list and $1000 figure shown on this dmoj webpage here.

        To reiterate, what is being claimed on this dmoj post: "more than $1000 in prizes awarded to the top competitors in each division." This means that the mystery prize giveaways are irrelevant to this $1000 dollers statement. I will also assume that 1st prize doesn't doubly receive a 2nd place prize or anything like that, since the GlobexcUp homepage uses the widely known Gold/Silver/Bronze medal metaphor right above the prize listings, and in competitions such as the olympics you get the best medal you win, not the ones below it.

        For 1st place: $70+30$ = $100. Not sure if this is correct though.

        For 2nd place: Unfortunately the Holy Grail (aka the Details Page) does not mention anything about the length duration, but I'll let you have the more expensive options just to be nice... Wolfram Alpha Pro is $65.88 a year, Wolfram|One is $258 a year. Since Pro was used for Alpha and not Premium, I'll assume the cheaper choice for Wolfram One (though it doesn't make a bit of difference). Adds up to $323.88, *2 for both junior and senior = $647.76.

        For 3rd place: Again I'm pretty sure these are free due to lack of price mentions. If the people themselves don't say how much it costs, then how could you know? As such I could safely assume they are free unlike your assumption that your website is worth reading carefully, but I've also found outside sources and historical evidence.

        Based on the trends of the past, cuHacking is free.

        Best of all, cuHacking is totally free! Plus food and swag will be provided.

        And from the TOHacks 2019 Facebook:

        Q5: Is there a participation fee? A5: No mandatory fee is needed! We will be providing free food, drinks, and snacks! Feel free to bring in some extra cash if you would like to purchase more food from elsewhere.

        And from the starterhacks cofounder:

        Looking for a great #BlackFriday2018 deal? @starterhacks is free for all to attend. Applications open now at

        Unless the prize includes transit and/or getting a limo ride, which again the details page makes no mention of.

        So here we have an estimated $747.76 in prizes. Wowie! I don't know what your numbers are but at least I checked my facts and cited my sources, in contrast your website doesn't tell me anything and your comment even less so. I just wanted to know something and all you did was talk down to the little guy. Shameful display

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          wleung_bvg  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

          I like how the majority of the prize pool is allocated for those who get second place. Hopefully this is wrong and/or changed, or else we might end up with a contest where everyone is waiting for someone else to submit.

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          weebie123  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

          Aren't there prizes as giveaways on livestream too? I think the organizers of globex cup prob included that in the calculation.

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            wleung_bvg  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 9:46 p.m. edited

            $1000 in prizes awarded to the top competitors

            Apparently winning the giveaway prizes means you're a top competitor?

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        p1geon  commented on Nov. 30, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

        do the mystery prizes on the pre-stream add up to at least $800

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    richardzhang  commented on Nov. 27, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

    What are the constraints on writing the junior? Is there anything in place to prevent high-rated people from just smurfing on the junior?

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      pine_cone  commented on Nov. 28, 2019, 7:13 a.m.

      lol the prize for senior is better than the prize for junior so... ($70 > $30)

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        Tzak  commented on Nov. 29, 2019, 10:22 p.m. edited

        This week's Lotto 649 prize is an estimated $17 million, why not go for that instead? $17,000,000 > $70 > $30

        Edit: "17 million dollars dollars"

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          injust  commented on Nov. 29, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

          PLUS a guaranteed $1 million dollar prize!

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      shuai_bi  commented on Nov. 27, 2019, 10:59 p.m. edited

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    tankibuds  commented on Nov. 26, 2019, 6:27 p.m. edited

    My age no longer holds me back!