Rubik's Nations Cup 2019

The World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2017 hosted the inaugural Rubik’s Nations Cup, an event based on teams of three competitors from the same country. This unofficial event will be held again at the Rubik’s presents WCA World Championship 2019, on Saturday evening.

The event is a 3 cube relay knockout tournament. This year, the top 32 registered teams based on sum of official WCA 3x3 average will be selected to participate, up to a maximum of 3 teams per country. Each team must consist of three competitors from the same country.

To register your team, please do so using this form before the 29th of May.

Further Information


  • The top 32 registered teams will be selected to participate in this competition, based on the sum of the fastest official WCA 3x3 average of each competitor, up to a maximum of 3 teams per country.
  • The qualification date is May 29th, 2019.


  • The competition format is a simple 32 team seeded knockout tournament.
  • Each competitor will solve a single 3x3 cube, one after another. The winning team is determined by the fastest total time.
  • Competitors will all be given 15 seconds of inspection time at the beginning of the attempt.
  • Standard WCA penalties (e.g. misalignment, timer stops/starts) apply for the solves.
  • Further information regarding timing of the attempt and transitions between teammates’ solves will be finalised shortly.


  • This is an unofficial team event, no results will be stored in the WCA database.
  • As this is an experimental format, the judges for this event may exercise discretion in the case of disagreements and rule interpretation and their decision will be final.