The fourth part of our Overclocker Profile series looks at the current highest ranked overclocker on OC-ESPORTS, the one and only rsannino from Italy. Join us as we take a peek at how he qualified for the OCWC 2017 Final and also a quick look at the man behind the LN2 flask.
The Man Behind the LN2 Flask: rsannino (Italy)
Known in his daily life away from extreme overclocking as Roberto Sannino, rsannino has had a really good year in terms of competitive overclocking, climbing the ranks of both HWBOT and the OC-ESPORTS competitive platform to become a real force in the game. In 2017, he is one of only two HWBOT members to have wrestled the HWBOT No.1 ranking away from Dancop, no mean feat. He currently sits in second place in the worldwide rankings with 2,860.9 points, just ahead of Xtreme Addictc (Poland) with 2,735.8 points and just behind Dancop (Germany) with 3,206.5 points.
On OC-ESPORTS he is pretty much unrivaled at the moment. With 845 points, a soaring lead over jiccman1965 (US) who has 593 points, it’s difficult to see rsannino dislodged as OC-ESPORTS Champion of 2017. His ascendancy on OC-ESPORTS is testament to the Italian’s hard work in both the Challenger Divisions where has claimed five wins and two runner up spots, plus his participation in the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2017 Live Final (more on that below).
Among his native Italians he is also peerless as Italy’s highest ranked overclocker while acting as Captain for the HW legend OC team. The OCWC Final will be a test based around pushing the latest Intel Coffee Lake processors, something that Roberto has proved himself very adept at. His recent work with a Core i7 8700K processor reaped him 5 Global First Place scores just a few weeks ago, meaning that he will be very much prepped and ready to compete in Berlin when the chance comes. This guy is truly one to watch.
The Road to the OCWC 2017 Final
The Taipei 2017 leg of the HWBOT World Tour offered a ticket to the OCWC 2017 Finals via the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2017 contest. Roberto actually made it to the G.SKILL OC World Cup Finals by winning the online Qualifier contest. He then traveled to Taipei to compete in the Final.
At the end of a grueling week with five of the world’s most respected extreme overclockers competing live at the G.SKILL booth Computex 2017, Italian overclocker Roberto ‘rsaninno’ took first place and the $10,000 USD prize. The final day of the contest saw the Italian go head to head against last year’s winner Xtreme Addict from Poland, historically one of the most successful live competitive overclockers ever. With less than an hour we found rsaninno marginally ahead on the score card with higher scores in three out of four benchmarks. By the time the countdown clock had reached the end of the contest, we find rsannino sealing the win with victories in three out of four stages.
In Stage 1 the contestants were challenged to reach the highest dual channel DDR4 frequency possible while using a CAS latency of CL11 – a pretty crafty challenge considering that hitting high frequencies usually involves much looser timings. Roberto managed a frequency of 2,142 MHz with a i7 7700K clocked 4200MHz, while Xtreme Addict could manage only 2,061.1MHz. Stage 2 was all about scoring as highly as possible in the Geekbench 3 Multi-Core with CPUs restricted to a peak frequency of 6.5GHz. At the end of the contest Xtreme Addict to the win with a score of 28,424 points. Roberto managed a score of 28,413 points making things pretty close.
In Stage 3 we came to a fight in the 3DMark Physics benchmark with CPUs again at at 6.5GHz. The Italian secured the win with a score of 20,751 marks, some way ahead of the Pole with 18,092 marks. The final Stage involves benching Cinebench R15 at no higher than 6.5GHz. The stage proved to a very tight affair with just one separating the two contenders. Rsannino edged past XA with a score of 1,479 cb points. The win was secured.
rsannino and Xtreme Addict battle it out for a check worth $10,000 USD. The tension was certainly mounting.
Congrats to rsannino and Xtreme Addict who played crucial roles in making the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2017 a great competitive spectacle. A huge round of applause goes to Roberto for taking the win. Well done to you sir! The watching crowd at the Computex show made the event feel as exciting and energetic as ever. Intel and G.SKILL executives were on hand to present all five competing Overclockers with their cash prizes with the usual fanfare and LN2 smoke helping to ensure a festival style atmosphere.
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 rsannino, one of the hottest overclockers in the world right now. 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.