The HWBOT World Tour Returns to Cape Town, South Africa for EGE

Cape Town 2017 Event to Bring Overclocking Workshops and Extreme OC Contests to South African Gamers

July 12, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings, today officially announces its involvement at the Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE) event in Cape Town, South Africa. HWBOT will host Overclocking Workshops for gamers and enthusiasts at the show, an Overclockers Gathering plus some seriously competitive Extreme Overclocking with the OCWC Cape Town 2017 Qualifier contest.

“We are very excited about returning to Cape Town this year where we plan to interact with more South African gamers and PC enthusiasts than ever before,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “South Africa has enormous potential to nurture and grow its Overclocking community, which is a huge motivation for the HWBOT World Tour to engage directly with young, enthusiastic EGE attendees.”

Ambient Overclocking Workshops for All EGE Visitors

Experienced overclockers will hold workshop sessions that teach you the basics of what overclocking is all about; how to tune the CPU to make the system run faster, how to adjust the voltage settings to get more out of the CPU and how to tweak other settings to help raise your score. As well as expert tuition, workshop attendees will be given the chance to submit their best score to the OC-ESPORTS platform. Score as highly as possible and you could be one of two overclockers invited to compete in the Ambient World Tour Finals on the last day. Prizes will be made available for the winners!

Note: Workshops attendance is free to all EGE attendees. No ticket is required. The Ambient World Tour contest is open to workshop attendees and all HWBOT Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast league members.

Make an Appointment and Learn About Overclocking

HWBOT also offers guided press tours which can include a behind the scenes look at the HWBOT Tour, interviews with HWBOT team and overclockers, and hands on demonstrations of extreme overclocking. Please feel free to contact technikPR (details below) to arrange an appointment.

HWBOT World Tour – Cape Town 2017

Overclockers Gathering: July 28-30

The Overclockers Gathering is a place for overclockers to meet and enjoy overclocking together in a relaxed environment with unlimited access to LN2. The event is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event. To take part you need to purchase an LN2 ticket (see below). The LN2 ticket also includes an entrance ticket to EGE 2017, and will allow you to take part in the Overclocking World Championship Cape Town 2017 Qualifier.

Overclocking World Championship – Cape Town 2017 Qualifier

At each stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2017 an Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest is held. These are extreme overclocking contests where the region’s top overclocking talent are invited to compete head to head for the ultimate prize – a ticket to the OCWC Final at the end of the year.

July 29: Qualification Day (1pm – 4pm)

On the fourth day of the Cape Town 2017 event, South Africa’s top Extreme Overclockers will battle it out across three benchmarks in just three hours. The top four will be invited to return to the Semi-Finals on the following day.

July 30th: Semi-Finals and Final (10am – 3pm)

On the final day the top four overclockers compete in a unique contest format that pits contestants against each other in a 1v1 format. Benchmarks will be randomly drawn from a pool of six options. Each overclocker will possess one veto which can be used strategically to avoid an unfavorable benchmark. CPUs will be drawn at random.

Participation Details

The Overclockers Gathering is open to all HWBOT members in possession of a LN2 ticket (see below). Note: Standard HWBOT World Tour rules will apply. Updates regarding specific hardware restrictions, stage benchmarks will be published on the HWBOT World Tour website.

Cape Town 2017: Event Partners

The HWBOT World Tour Cape Town 2017 event would not be possible without the valued support of its industry partners. We would like to thank the following companies for their continued support:


As official Power Supply partner of the HWBOT World Tour 2017, the latest Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSUs will be used to power the Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest as well as Overclocking Workshop systems that we set up at EGE.


All CPUs used in the Overclocking Workshops and Ambient Cape Town contest will be cooled by Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 coolers. The Corsair Hydro H80i v2 offers great heat dissipation that should allow OC Workshop attendees to push CPUs to the max.

About EGE (Electronics & Gaming Expo)

The Electronics & Gaming Expo is a three day event being held from 28th July to 30th July 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. This event showcases products from the technology industry including PC and console gaming, computers and software, figurines, comics, geek products and much more.

Click here to learn more:


CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St,

Cape Town 8001,

South Africa.


LN2 Tickets for extreme overclockers attending the Overclockers Gathering are available from Eventbrite at the following link:

Press Contact

Maximilien de Léséleuc


Phone: +49 40 210 91 16 15

Cell: +49 160 711 722 0




Since its inception in 2006, HWBOT has grown to become the world’s leading platform for competitive overclocking. With a global headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, HWBOT serves a growing and dynamic community of over 100,000 overclockers and welcomes 1.25 million visitors per year. HWBOT provides a dynamic platform for overclocking that include the competition platform, the HWBOT World Tour, the Overclockers League and the HWBOT historical database.

If you have any questions regarding this event or the HWBOT World Tour in general, please contact us at:

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