Overclocking World Championship – Las Vegas 2017 Qualifier: Format and Rules Announced

We are just a few weeks away from the first leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2017, which will take place during the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas. The event will start with a Kick Off event and party on January 4th, followed by two days of Overclocking Workshops and competitive extreme Overclocking in the form of the Overclocking World Championship (OCWC) Qualifier.

Introducing the Overclocking World Championship (OCWC)

2017 will go down in history as an important year for Overclocking as it will feature the first ever Overclocking World Championship. The season-long contest is essentially a quest to find the best extreme Overclocker in the world in 2017. Each HWBOT World Tour 2017 event will feature an OCWC Qualifier where local (and possibly even not so local) Overclockers are invited to compete for a place in the Overclocking World Championship Final at the end of the year. Win a OCWC Qualifier, and you will have your seat in the Final come December.

Overclocking World Championship – Las Vegas 2017 Qualifier

The OCWC Qualifier in Las Vegas will be spread over two days. Day 1 will act as a preliminary qualification round with the four fastest Overclockers moving on to Day 2 which will involve two Semi-Finals, a Bronze Final and a Grand Final.

January 5th: Qualification Day

On the second day of the HWBOT World Tour Las Vegas event, several of North America’s most feared and respected Overclockers will battle it out across three benchmarks in just three hours. The top four will be invited to return for the Semi-Finals on the following day.

Overclockers will compete on the following three benchmarks in a strict three hour period:

  • SuperPi – 32M
  • Cinebench – R15
  • 3DMark11 Physics

January 6th: Semi-Finals and Final

Day three of the HWBOT World Tour Las Vegas event will see the top four overclockers compete a unique contest format that pits contestants against each other in a 1v1 format lasting 30 minutes. Benchmarks will be randomly drawn from a pool of the following six options:

  • SuperPi – 8M
  • SuperPi – 8M [5.5 GHz]
  • SuperPi – 16M
  • Cinebench – R15
  • GPUPI for CPU – 500M
  • HWBOT x265 Benchmark – 1080p
  • 3DMark11 Physics
  • 3DMark11 Physics [5.5 GHz]

Each overclocker will possess one veto which can be used strategically to avoid an unfavorable benchmark being selected.

Hardware Details

  • Next generation processors provided by Intel
  • Motherboards provided by GIGABYTE
  • Keyboards and Mice provided by Corsair
  • Memory Provided by HWBOT
  • Monitors will be provided

You can learn more about the HWBOT World Tour – Las Vegas 2017 here.

You can purchase a ticket to the Las Vegas 2017 event here.


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