Just like any other year since 2009, HWBOT is hosting what our members refer to as the World Cup of Overclocking. This year, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Country Cup. The HWBOT Country Cup 2013 commences on November 1, and runs all the way until the end of December. In this period of two months, we are looking for the successor of last year's victors, Greece.
As the Country Cup tradition prescribes, overclockers settle the competition across different stages. This year there are eight stages, each having their own hardware restrictions and unique point algorithm. In each stage, the national overclocking teams must compete for the best average result. The average is based on a specific part of the hardware configuration, and a pre-defined amount of required scores. The participating countries are ranked first by the amount of scores that contribute to the average, and then by the average itself. This means that it is primarily important to have enough scores to complete the average score.
The mission for the Country Cup is the same as last year. Find your peers, engage your compatriots, and cooperate for your country's honor and glory! ... More Details Inside.
The registration period for every round of the Pro OC Cup is one month. Since the Q4 round kicked off on September 15, the deadline for registration is October 15. For those who are still contemplating participating in this round, note that registration consists of three steps. (1) Move to the Pro OC member category, (2) Join a Pro OC Team, and (3) Have at least one submission for your team. If you fail on one of the three requirements, you will not be able to participate in this round of the Pro OC Cup.
For this round, we welcome six new top overclockers. Steponz from USA, Gnidaol from Brazil, and no less than four(!) overclockers from Germany: BenchBros, Der8auer, Dancop, and Crazzzy85. Two members are currently still in the waiting room, Leeghoofd and OldScarface. Both moved to the Pro OC class, but have not chosen a team yet.
This round of the Pro OC Cup took off incredibly strong, with several top scores posted in the first week of the Cup. After almost a month, OCUKPro, the team of 8Pack and Hivizman, is in the lead. In all but one of the five stages, OCUKPro is top three ... Continue reading
This weekend in Moscow, Russia, the AOOC 2013 competition will get its conclusion. Although we are not present to cover the event or relay the scores, we will try to keep you update via the video feed of Overclocking-TV. They have been following the AOOC news quite closely, so let us sum things up. We have a look at the hardware, judges, benchmark and scoring algorithm, the participants, and of course, the live stream coverage from Overclocking-TV.
Kingpincooling ("KPC") is the home team of all-star overclockers K|ngp|n, NickShih, Christian Ney, Splave, and the now retired AndreYang. After winning the first round, KPC Pro OC was the favourite for round two. After a couple of weeks into the competition, the team took the lead. They never gave that lead up, although the UK OCUKPro came very close. KPC Pro OC #2, featuring Gunslinger as most active member, held the number two position for a long time. In the end, the team had to give up a podium spot to United Overclockers and OCUKPro. The Overclocking Knights came in fifth, only having four points more than the solo man from Japan Gyrock. In the current overall ranking, we see KPC Pro OC leading before United Overclockers and KPC Pro OC #2.
The first season of the Pro OC Cup is ending. With two wins, KPC Pro OC is seemingly on their way to victory, although United Overclockers still has a chance. With teams ranked 4th to 8th within 50 points, this third round will no doubt be an interesting one. Who secures the podium spots? Who falls outside of the top 5? Who becomes the first Pro OC MVP? We will get answers to all those questions this round! The third Pro OC Cup runs from September 15 until December 15 12:00 GMT+0. Until October 15, Pro OC overclockers can register to participate in the Pro OC League. To register, simply submit one score (per team) before October 15 12:00. The first month of the competition is the transfer period: overclockers can create new teams, join existing ones, leave their current team, and even opt to quit Pro OC. After this registration period of one month, the teams and their line-up are fixed. There is no stepping back and no sudden stepping up to the game – if you are in, you is in. If you are out, you are out.