Poitiers 2017: Full Event Roundup

A few weeks ago we saw the conclusion of the third leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2017 which landed in France in time for Gamers Assembly, one of the biggest LAN parties in Europe. Today we bring you a roundup article that covers all the overclocking action that took at the event. The round up includes details about the Overclocking Workshops which invites games and enthusiasts to try overclocking for the first time, as well as ambient contest were attendees competed against each other for some cool prizes. We’ll also look at the Overclocking World Championship Poitiers 2017, an extreme Overclocking contest were Europe’s best competed head to head.

Overclocking Workshops at Gamers Assembly

Based on the success of previous visits to Gamers Assembly, the idea once again in 2017 was to bring overclocking to as many Gamers Assembly attendees as possible. One key element of the event was to literally teach gamers and PC enthusiasts how to overclock their system. At each World Tour event the HWBOT team set up benching stations and hold Overclocking workshops, usually with the help of experienced local overclockers.With the help of the French Federation of Overclockers (the FFOC), we were able to put together some really popular overclocking workshops. These gave visitors a chance to learn the basics of overclocking. Here are some cool photos from the workshops:

HWBOT World Tour Poitiers 2017 Ambient Contest

Once you have learned how to overclock the system provided, it’s time to make a submission on the OC-EPSORTS website and compare your overclocking with those of other Gamers Assembly attendees. The highest four scorers at the end of the two session were invited back to compete in Semi-Final, Bronze Final and Grand Final matches. The winners walked away with some decent prizes thanks to sponsors Seasonic and Alphacool.

Poitiers 2017 Ambient Contest: Hardware Used

Full systems were setup at the event by HWBOT. All scores in the Ambient Contest we made using the following hardware:

  • Intel Core i7 6950X processors
  • GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboards
  • Klevv Cras DDR4 Kits
  • Nvidia GT 710 GPUs
  • Kingston SSDNow V300 SSDs
  • Alphacool Eisbaer AiO Coolers
  • Seasonic – Snow Silent PSUs

The Final 1v1 match pitted nina (the first female overclocker to ever compete in an Ambient Final) against pickaa, an overclocker who had attended overclocking workshops last year. In the end pickaa proved to be the best ambient overclocker at the event.

You can catch a full and comprehensive roundup of the Poitiers 2017 Ambient contest here on OC-ESPORTS. You can also check out the Final 1v1 round of the contest with this video produced by media partners OverClocking-TV:

Overclocking World Championship – Poitiers 2017 Qualifier

From a competitive overclocking perspective, the highlight of the event is the Overclocking World Championship, a series of extreme overclocking contests that are held at each World Tour location where winners get a seat in the Final at the end of the year. On Day One we saw the Qualifier Segment of the contest with twenty overclockers pushing their hardware to the limit to score as highly as possible across three benchmarks.

After three hours of furious benching Wizerty, Dancop, orion24 and Niuulh qualified for Day Two which features Semi-Finals and Final matches, all of which will use a 1v1 format where overclockers compete side by side on the main stage.

At his fourth attempt, Dancop joins steponz from the US and ‘Paulo’ PXHX from Brazil in the Finals WCOC Final at the end of the year. Already, the Finals are looking like a mouth watering prospect.

Read the full and comprehensive roundup of the Overclocking World Championship Poitiers 2017 Qualifier contest here on OC-ESPORTS.

You can also find a photo album with coverage of the HWBOT World Tour event in Poitiers at Gamers Assembly here on the HWBOT World Tour website.


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