OCWC Moscow Qualifier: Contest Rules, Contestants and Schedule

The HWBOT World Tour make sits first ever visit to Russia for IgroMir Expo this week, bringing overclocking workshops and both ambient and extreme contests to East Europe’s largest technology show. The highlight of the event from a hardcore overclocking perspective will doubtlessly be the Overclocking World Championship Moscow 2017 Qualifier contest, a subzero overclocking contest co-hosted with ASUS Russia. Today we can confirm  the contestants, rules and schedule:

Overclocking World Championship – Moscow 2017 Qualifier

Extreme overclockers in the region are invited to take part in the Moscow 2017 Qualifier contest. The contest will take place at the ASUS Russia booth at Igromir Expo event, with hardware and unlimited access to LN2. Here’s a breakdown of how the contest is organized, starting with the contestants:

OCWC Moscow 2017: Contestants

The following eight HWBOT members will compete in the Moscow 2017 Qualifier contest (plus links to their HWBOT profile pages):

  • DartMaul – Александр Баландин (Russia)
  • IceAlex – Алексей Смирнов (Russia)
  • qef – Ярослав Корякин (Russia)
  • Smoke – Владимир Георгиев (Russia)
  • Wizerty – Jean-Michel Tisserand (France)
  • viper-rd – Евгений Кособуцкий (Belarus)
  • Traktor – Алексей Шубин (Russia)
  • Atheros  – Алексей Федоров (Russia)

OCWC Moscow 2017: Schedule

The OCWC Moscow 2017 Qualifier contest will follow the same general format as we have seen at previous World Tour 2017 events. The first three days will involve a qualification round where pairs of competing overclockers are invited to the ASUS Booth at specific time slots to score as highly as possible in three benchmarks. This will be followed on the Day 4 with 1v1 Semi-Final, Bronze Final and Final matches.

Day 1: September 28th

  • Morning – 10am to 1pm: Atheros / DartMaul
  • Afternoon – 2pm to 5pm OPEN

Day 2: September 29th

  • Morning – 10am to 1pm: IceAlex / qef
  • Afternoon – 2pm to 5pm: OPEN

Day 3: September 30th

  • Morning – 10am to 1pm: Smoke / Wizerty
  • Afternoon – 2pm to 5pm: viper-rd / Traktor

Day 4: October 1st

  • 10am to 11am – Semi-Final 1
  • 12pm to 1pm – Semi Final 2
  • 2pm to 3pm – Bronze Final
  • 4pm to 5pm – Grand Final

Hardware, Benchmarks and Rules

Qualifier Phase (Days 1- 3)

Hardware

  • Intel Core i7 7700K provided by HWBOT
  • HyperX DDR4 Memory provided by HWBOT
  • Motherboard not provided. Any Z170 / Z270 (No ES / Non-Retail)
  • SSD not Supplied. No restrictions
  • Seasonic 1200W Platinum PSU, provided by HWBOT
  • ASUS peripherals provided by HWBOT
  • LN2 provided by HWBOT (other hardware not provided)

Benchmarks:

  • SuperPi 32M
  • Cinebench R15
  • 3DMark11 Physics

​Note: 3 hours allowed in total

General Rules:

  • If the processor is damaged (read: does not function normally anymore), no replacement will be provided. The participant is not disqualified nor loses the round, he may however be unable to continue competing depending on the damage.
  • Submitted score(s) will stand and will be taken into account for the ranking.
  • After the Qualifier the CPU has to be given back to the Judge. Removal of the CPU, positioning and closing the lid on the HWBOT test setup is the responsibility of the participant. This action is performed only in presence of a judge or HWBOT Staff member. Thus no CPUs are accepted by hand. CPUs have to be verified on the spot for proper functioning!
  • For every phase (i.e. Qualifier phase or Semi-Final, Final phase), a minimum of one score is required per benchmark. Else round is lost.Contestants are free to choose and use their own OS for the qualifiers. Typical 1v1 OS installs may be made available when possible for cloning (win10).

Finals Phase (Day 4)

Benchmarks:

Each Semi-Final, Bronze Final and Final is a 1v1, 30 minutes match. Benchmarks drawn at random from the following pool for each match):

  • SuperPi – 8M
  • SuperPi – 16M
  • Geekbench 3 Multi Core (6GHz)
  • Cinebench R15
  • GPUPI for CPU – 500M
  • HWBOT x265 1080p
  • 3DMark11 Physics
  • 3DMark11 Physics (6Ghz)

Benchmark Selection:

  • During the draw, participants may not talk outside the awaited answer – Pass, or Veto.​
  • A maximum of one Veto is allowed per competitor.
  • Competitors have 15 seconds to provide a clear reply. It will be repeated by the judge and can no longer be changed. No decision = Pass.
  • The draw priority is decided by the ranking position from the qualifiers. The Highest ranked from the qualifiers always gets to choose first.

Hardware:

  • Intel Core i7 7700K provided by HWBOT
  • Team Group DDR4 Memory provided by HWBOT
  • Motherboard not provided. Any Z170 / Z270 (No ES / Non-Retail)
  • SSD 128GB SATA with Windows 10, provided by HWBOT
  • Seasonic 750W PSU, provided by HWBOT
  • ASUS peripherals provided by HWBOT
  • LN2 provided by HWBOT (other hardware not provided)

General Rules

  • BIOS/software profiles will be reset by the judge before the start of the match. Loading any pre-configured user/manufacturer Bios/software profile is not allowed. The Judge will clear all Profiles (even empty ones) one by one before each round start.
  • During the match one can save new profiles, though these will be removed or reset again before the start of the next round.
  • Prepared notes, usage of any aid device (laptop, smartphone,…) is only allowed during the qualifiers. Taking notes is allowed during the 1v1, though these can’t be re-used for the next round.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure the provided hardware/OS/Benchmarks and other software are working before the beginning of the match.
  • Setups have to be running at approx. 20°C Celsius before the round starts.
  • The system must be in the BIOS before the start of the match.Benchmarks screens have to remain visible at all times, no reducing or minimizing the window is allowed. For Cinebench, Realtime mode is not allowed
  • To qualify for the next round at least one score has to be submitted. Failing to submit a score results in losing the match
  • After each round the CPU and memory kit has to be given back to the Judge. Removal of the CPU, positioning and closing the lid on the HWBOT test setup is the responsibility of the participant. This action is performed only in presence of a judge or HWBOT Staff member. Thus no CPUs are accepted by hand. CPUs have to be verified on the spot for proper functioning!
  • Scores have to be submitted by each contestants here (HWBOT / OC-Esports rules apply) : http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/ocwc_moscow_17_qualifier

Stage behavior

  • It is not allowed to walk off stage. Participants may stop competing but they must remain on stage until the end.
  • If a participant walks off stage without the judge’s permission, he forfeits the match (W.O.).
  • Participants are allowed to forfeit the match (W.O.). He must inform the judge.
  • Talking is allowed on stage, though intimidation or any form of firm verbal abuse will not be tolerated by the judge. Think before you speak as it can lead to a warning or even disqualification.
  • The audience is not allowed to interfere with the contestants on stage during the round in any manner that could affect the outcome of the benchmark result.
  • Leaving the stage and not being in attendance for the award ceremony voluntarily may result in disqualification. Please respect the audience, organizers and partners supporting the event.

Foul Play Rules

Foul play leads to a warning or disqualification. Two warnings lead to disqualification.

Warning

  • Annoy other participants. (warning)
  • Excessive swearing. (warning)
  • Consulting an electronic device such as a smartphone or a laptop. or pre-made notes
  • during a 1v1 match. (warning)
  • Deliberately damage other equipment. (warning)

Disqualification

  • Not follow LN2 safety rules. (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)
  • Deliberately damage hardware.
  • Physical assault on anyone / anything.

For more details regarding the OCWC Moscow 2017 Qualifier and the Moscow 2017 leg of the HWBOT World Tour in general, visit this page.

Follow all the action with a live Stream from OverClocking-TV at the following TwitchTV channel:

https://www.twitch.tv/overclockingtv

 

 

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