The Rookie Rumble competitions are an incredible success. With a combined total of 1077 benchmark results submitted by 380 Rookie overclockers in the past three weeks, we have never seen such great activity during a Rumble. The competitions are getting tougher and the scores are getting better too, which means that the Rookies are learning fast and are more than ready for a step up to the Novice or Enthusiast League.
In the latest editions, we celebrate JunkDogg and Nvidiaforever2’s victories and crown them to the new Kings of the Rookies!
In last week’s write-up we brought up a couple of arguments why your team should recruit a Rookie. During our journey to find out more about Rookies who already joined an overclocking team, we stumbled on a small but active UK-based team operating under the name Team MLG. Team MLG is a fairly small overclocking team. The team originates from a gaming community of 111 members based in the UK. Founded by Paul "Huddy" Hudson and a couple of his gamer friends, the community recently started overclocking at HWBOT. We got in touch with the Team Captain Gregster and asked him a couple of questions about the team, HWBOT and overclocking. Continue to the full interview ->
With the introduction of the new Overclocker Leagues, the Rookie overclockers now have a prominent place in the HWBOT community. The Rookies have always existed, but only recently surfaced via the Rookie Rumble competitions. The Rookie Rumble is a competition only for Rookies – the overclockers who have been at the site for 3 months or less. Every month we see new record highs of Rookies joining the site, but where will the Rookies learn the tricks of overclocking? Time to recruit the Rookies!
Just like last year, we are teaming up with Cooler Master for the Team Cup. Cooler Master will be providing a total of 6x V1200 Platinum PSU, 9x V850 PSU, 12x Nepton 280L AIO cooling units and a bunch of T-Shirts for the top-5 teams of this year's Team Cup. In addition, the winning team will be offered a Pro OC sponsorship including hardware and cash support to compete in the next season of HWBOT Pro OC.
About the HWBOT Team Cup 2014
It has been a long wait for the Team Cup fanatics, but it's finally here! The HWBOT Team Cup 2014 continues the tradition of the Team Cup series featuring a challenging series of benchmarks to be run with a wide variety of hardware. Just like the previous years, the Team Cup is split up in separate competitions. This year we have four: a CPU challenge, a GPU challenge, a Memory challenge and a Miscellaneous challenge.
You can find an overview of the benchmark and hardware limitations in the four sub competitions on the Team Cup competition page: http://hwbot.org/competition/team_cup_2014.
The timeframe is the same for each of the sub-competitions. We start on June 1st 12PM GMT+0 and wrap things up on August 31st 12PM GMT+0. Over the course of the three months you can submit to any of the stages in the four sub-competitions and gather points for your team. On August 24 1PM GMT+0, seven days before the end of the competition, an elimination takes place and only the five best teams will be allowed to continue submitting until the very end.