In part three of our OCWC 2017 Final, Overclocker Profile series we are happy to introduce one of the real living legends of the game, the current Worldwide No.1 ranked overclocker on HWBOT, the one and only Dancop from Germany. Join us as we take a peek at how Dancop qualified for the OCWC 2017 Final and also take a look at the man behind the LN2 flask.
The Man Behind the LN2 Flask: Dancop (Germany)
For the last few years it’s reasonable to say that the rankings on HWBOT have been consistently dominated by one overclocker, a man known to many of us as Daniel Schier who goes by the nickname Dancop. Dancop is an Elite league HWBOT member who first signed up back in September 2008. After being introduced to Extreme, sub-zero overclocking with LN2 by his friend and one-time mentor der8auer, he has simply not looked back. Despite the best efforts of rsannino (Italy) and Xtreme Addict, two guys who have had a taste of what it feels like to Worldwide No.1, Dancop has been No.1 for quite some time. Even if, on the rare occasion he finds that he slipped to second place, it’s usually only a few days or weeks before he regains his spot at the top of the rankings.
Dancop competing in the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup in 2014
In terms of team overclocking Dancop is a member of the massive German-based Hardwareluxx.de team. He is co-captain of the team along with his buddy BenchBros and also the biggest contributor in terms of points. In terms of World Record submissions he currently holds the World Record highest scores for 3DMark03, 3DMark11 Performance, Unigine Heaven – Xtreme, 3DMark06 and 3DMark05. He also holds ten Global First Place record scores and 12 Hardware Gold Cups. There is very little point arguing that Dancop is the best active overclocker in the world right now, but does that mean he can win the Overclocking World Championship 2017 contest? He just might.
This is first appearance in an OCWC Final having been narrowly denied the chance to compete last year after two attempts to Qualify. He narrowly missed out to fellow German Bullshooter in the Taipei 2016 Qualifier after his rig let him down leaving him unable to boot into the OS – a fact that will makes him all the more determined to win it this year. He will certainly be one to watch in Berlin next week. One thing is for sure… he won’t be suffering from jet lag like some of his fellow competitors.
We caught up with Daniel back in 2015 to interview him as part of our Overclocker in Focus series. Check out the video below.
The Road to the OCWC 2017 Final
Dancop qualified for the OCWC 2017 Final by winning the OCWC Poitier 2017 Qualifier contest which took place at Gamers Assembly, traveling to France from Germany specifically to compete in the event. After coming second in the Qualification stage, just behind Wizerty (France) he pitted against orion24 in the first Semi-Final 1v1 match. The benchmark draw thew up the classic 3DMark11 Physics, a benchmark which may well have favored the World No.1 who is well respected for his ability to get the most performance from system memory, something that helps a great deal in this benchmark. After 30 mins of intense benching with LN2, Dancop had arrived at a score of 17,505 marks while orion24 remained on 15,018 marks. Dancop moved on to the next round.
The Final: Dancop vs Niuulh
The tension in the air was palpable as the two finalist took to the main stage to prepare their hardware. For their own reasons, both overclockers had plenty to prove. The HWBOT contest judge, Xyala reiterated the rules of the contest, underlining the fact that no pre-configured motherboard profiles were allowed. All presets were banned. After an initially veto from Niuulh to disregard the Super Pi 8M benchmark, the 3DMark11 Physics benchmark was again chosen.
Within two minutes Dancop had his base settings keyed into the BIOS of his ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard. A pretty remarkable feat. Within around five minutes Dancop had surpassed 6.5GHz and was already sitting on a 3DMark11 Physics score of 16,894 marks. Talk about being quick out of the traps! Within moments he was flirting with 6.7GHz with a score of 17,320 marks. Meanwhile Niuulh had yet to post a score. Niuulh did of course soon post a score, hitting 13,577 marks in what we would refer to as a ‘safe run’ – an early score that acts as a safety net should your opponent kill his CPU and be disqualified. Subsequent runs allowed Niuulh to make gains, quickly scoring 14,555 marks. With around six minutes to go Niuulh had made significant gains scoring 16,341 marks to Dancop’s 17,703 (see below). With just moments to go, Dancop’s work tweaking his BCLK paid off with a score of 17,801 marks. A score which would be enough to defeat Niuulh who could not push past 16,341 marks.
Dancop holds his prizes after winning his seat in the Overclocking World Championship 2017 Final
You can read a full round of the OCWC Poitiers 2017 Qualifier contest here on OC-ESPORTS.
Predict the Champion Contest
To celebrate the OCWC 2017 Final, we have teamed up with Seasonic to create the ‘OCWC 2017 Final – Predict the Winner’ contest. All you have to do is correctly guess which overclocker will win the contest and you will entered into a prize draw where you can win some great prizes thanks to sponsors HWBOT and Seasonic. Prizes include a latest generation Intel Core i7 8700K processor and a high-end Seasonic PRIME Platinum power supply.
The contest is set up so that the more social actions you take, the better chance you have to win a prize. What is a social action? Actions include visiting he HWBOT Facebook page, the Seasonic Facebook page, plus following our Twitter feeds. There are 11 different types of action, each of which gives you an additional chance to win.
When you make your prediction about which overclocker will win the contest, it may well be very wise to consider HWBOT No.1 Dancop. Learn more about the Predict the Champion contest here.
Overclocking World Championship Final 2017, Berlin, Germany – December 9-10
The HWBOT World Tour 2017 featured overclocking events spanning ten countries around the world. These included the US, Brazil, France, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia and Australia. At each stop an Overclocking World Championship 2017 Qualifier contest was held – an extreme overclocking contest where the region’s most talented overclockers competed for a ticket to the OCWC Final.
After a year of competitive extreme overclocking, HWBOT is inviting all nine OCWC 2017 Qualifier winners to Berlin to compete for cash prizes and the right to be crowned Overclocking World Champion of 2017. Last year we saw marc0053 (Canada) step up to take the Championship title despite intense competition from some of the world’s most respected players. The 2017 OCWC Final promises to be even more intense with cash prizes adding an additional incentive to succeed.
Learn more about the OCWC 2017 Final here.