Dreamhack – Montreal – September 8 – 10


The HWBOT World Tour returns to North America for the second time this year, attending the DreamHack Montreal 2017 event on September 8th to 10th. As ever the idea behind the event is to expose gamers and PC enthusiasts to the worlds of ambient, extreme and competitive overclocking. Held at the mythical Place Bonaventure at the heart of Montreal City, HWBOT will host Overclocking Workshops where attendees can enjoy a free tutorial from seasoned overclockers, then get hands on and try it for themselves.  As well as the opportunity for attendees to compete in the Montreal 2017 Ambient contest, the event will host the Overclocking World Championship Montreal 2017 Qualifier contest for extreme overclockers, plus an Overclocking Gathering with unlimited access to LN2. This will be the ultimate event for any Overclocker residing in on the N.East of the US and Eastern Canada.

Event Partners

We would like to thank the following event partners for joining this world tour stop:

Event Information

Ambient Overclocking Workshops for All DreamHack Montreal Visitors: September 8th -9th

All DreamHack Montreal 2017 attendees are invited to get hands on and discover what overclock is all about for themselves. Using the latest hardware provided by our partners, experienced overclockers will hold workshop sessions that teach you the basics of overclocking. This includes how to tune the CPU to make the system run faster, how to adjust the voltage settings to get more out of the CPU as well as how to tweak other settings to help raise your score. Once the workshop session is complete, attendees will be given the chance to submit their best score to the OC-ESPORTS platform using PCs that we have set up at the show. Score as highly as possible and you could be one of four overclockers invited to compete in the Montreal 2017 Ambient contest on the last day. Prizes will be available for the winners!

Note: Workshops attendance is free to all DreamHack Montreal attendees. No ticket is required. The Montreal 2017 Ambient contest is open to workshop attendees and all HWBOT Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast league members.

Overclockers Gathering: September 8th -10th

The Overclockers Gathering is place for overclockers to meet and enjoy overclocking together in a relaxed environment with lots of LN2 provided. The event is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event. To take part you need to purchase an LN2 ticket via this EventBrite event page . The LN2 ticket also includes an entrance ticket to DreamHack 2017, and will allow you to take part in the Overclocking World Championship – Montreal 2017 Qualifier (see below).

Overclocking World Championship 2017 – Montreal Qualifier: September 9th – 10th

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.

The OCWC Montreal 2017 Qualifier contest will consist of a qualification round on September 9th where competing overclockers will be given three hours to score as highly as possible in three benchmarks. Scores will be be submitted to the OC-ESPORTS platform. The four highest scorers across all stages will be invited back to compete on the last day.CPUs will be provided by HWBOT and drawn at random. Semi-Final 1v1 matches, followed by Bronze Final and Grand Final 1v1 matches will be held on September 10th.

All Semi-Final and Final matches will involve 1v1 matches. Each match lasts 30 minutes and starts with a benchmark draw where a benchmark is drawn from a pool of eight different benchmark challenges. Each overclocker has one veto that he can use to avoid an unfavorable benchmark. Processors will be drawn at random with DDR4 and SSDs (OS) provided by HWBOT. The overclocker with highest score after 30 mins wins.

OCWC Montreal 2017 – Qualifier: Schedule

  • September 9th: Qualifying Round
  • September 10th: Semi-Final and Final 1vs1 Rounds

OCWC Montreal 2017 – Qualifier: Participation

All overclockers in possession of an LN2 ticket are invited to participate in the OCWC Montreal 2017 Qualifier contest. Tickets are available here on this Eventbrite page.

LN2 Ticket Includes:

  • Entry ticket to DreamHack
  • A seat at the Overclockers Gathering
  • A chance to compete in the OCWC Montreal Qualifier contest
  • Access to unlimited LN2

Event Location


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Event Pictures

Picture credit: overclocking-tv.com


Tickets for the Montreal 2017 event are available here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwbot-world-tour-montreal-2017-tickets-36847053529