World Tour 2016 General Information

World Tour 2016 General Information

HWBOT World Tour 2016 Spans Seven Countries and Five Continents

The HWBOT World Tour is a series of overclocking events held around the globe that aims to provide a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete. The idea is primarily to nurture the next generation of overclockers with open OC workshops where total amateurs can get some first hands-on experience and learn vital tricks and tweaks from more seasoned players. Of course no OC event would be complete without some competitive action so each stop on the tour offers contests that cater for all levels and abilities, as well as providing a platform for some seriously extreme overclocking. The LN2 flows freely.

HWBOT is proud to announce the preliminary dates and locations for the HWBOT World Tour 2016. A follow up to the highly successful inaugural World Tour of 2015, the HWBOT World Tour 2016 expands the concept to include seven dates throughout the year that span the entire globe. “The World Tour 2016 represents our commitment to nurturing the growth of the Overclocking community throughout all regions of the globe,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The fact that this year’s World Tour will reach more overclockers in more countries than ever is a fantastic testament to the event’s success.”.

 

HWBOT World Tour 2016: Dates and Locations

Overclockers and enthusiasts can join HWBOT and enjoy a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete. The emphasis is on nurturing the next generation, educating PC gamers in the art of overclocking, as well as providing a platform for some seriously extreme and competitive benchmarking. You can catch up with HWBOT on these dates and locations:

Check out the HWBOT X event pages for more information on location and to purchase tickets!

 

HWBOT World Tour 2016: Event Activities

Each HWBOT Tour event will host three unique overlocking activities that address a broad skill base that spans Amateur to Extreme.

  • OC Workshops: Overclocking workshops where elementary overclocking skills are taught by more experienced players. This is a great opportunity for enthusiasts to learn about their hardware and about how their PC’s performance can be improved. Learn the basics, get up to speed, then compete with your peers.
  • Extreme and Amateur World Series Competitions: Competition series for extreme and amateur overclockers hosted on OC-Esports.io. These contests are exclusive to participants of the World Tour. Extreme contest winners will be invited to the World Championship in Berlin at the end of the year.
  • The Extreme OC Party: For many this is the OC party, pure and simple. A chance to meet and socialize with other like-minded overclockers. Seeing that participants will have access to three days of unlimited liquid nitrogen (LN2), the party will also include some unrestricted extreme overclocking.

If you have any questions regarding the HWBOT World Tour 2016, please contact us at: contact@hwbot.org

 

HWBOT World Championship Finals: December 2016: Berlin, Germany

The climax of the World Tour will be the Championship Finals held in Germany at the Caseking Bootcamp in Berlin. Each of the six Extreme Series winners from the HWBOT Tour events will be flown out to Germany. The Caseking Bootcamp is a spacious area where LN2 will be provided in abundance for all eight overclockers. Live video streams of the event will be available so that overclockers around the world won’t miss a thing.

To find out how to qualify for the World Championship Finals in Berlin, read our World Series general information article.

 

Support the HWBOT World Tour 2016 with Caseking

Following community requests, overclockers who are unable to attend a World Tour event but want to support the World Tour event series can make a contribution through an affiliate program with our partners at Caseking. All hardware purchases made on the Caseking website using a special promo url will trigger a revenue sharing system that contributes to the HWBOT World Tour. The revenue for the affiliate program will go directly to the World Tour events and will be used for prizes, covering LN2 costs and travel arrangements for the World Series winners. This program affiliate program is open to all HWBOT members.

To contribute, simple extend the URL of Caseking with our partner code ?sPartner=62 like this: https://www.caseking.de/?sPartner=62. Any Caseking purchase, for example a Der8auer overclocking tool, will contribute directly to the World Tour. Thank you for your support! Find the best cooling parts available at Caseking.de: https://www.caseking.de/luftkuehlung?sPartner=62.

 

Seasonic Partners with HWBOT for World Tour 2016

HWBOT is pleased to confirm Seasonic as a full partner and sponsor for all the forthcoming HWBOT World Tour 2016 events. This is great news for all involved in the World Tour, as it means not only financial support but also access to some very solid power supplies throughout World Tour events.As part of its commitment to the HWBOT World Tour 2016, Seasonic has pledged to provide Platinum Series PSUs for the first two stops on the World Tour – this is great for anyone that attends the Campus Party event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 26 -31 and the rAge Expo event in Cape Town S.Africa in March. The Seasonic Platinum PSUs will be great additions to both the HWBOT Workshops and World Series Competitions.

Seasonic Platinum series power supplies will be familiar to many overclockers around the world. In fact Elite players like Dancop recognizes Seasonic has his brand of choice, achieving overclocking World Records and First Place submissions for numerous benchmark categories on HWBOT using Seasonic PSUs. Subsequent World Tour events throughout 2016 will take advantage of the new Titanium Series PSUs from Seasonic that were launched at CES 2016 in the US. The Seasonic Titanium series includes PSUs from 750W and up, a testament to the idea that the majority of overclockers don’t necessarily need a 1000W+ PSU. A high quality, reliable and efficient 750W PSU can often be the smart choice.

If you wish to support Seasonic and HWBOT, you can do so by attending the World Tour events and share your passion for overclocking. In case you can’t make it to the events, you can also support us by purchasing a Seasonic Power Supply from Caseking using our partner affiliate code. For more information, check out the Caseking website.

 

HWBOT Announce TAITRA as Official World Tour 2016 Partner

We have some really good news to announce today as we can now confirm TAITRA (aka the Taiwan External Trade Development Council) as official Partners for the HWBOT World Tour 2016. As well offering support throughout the World Tour, TAITRA have generously given HWBOT access to substantial booth space at the Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex 2016. This provides HWBOT with an ideal platform to build on the success of previous Computex events and further raise the profile of HWBOT and Overclocking during the show.

The HWBOT World Tour invites Overclockers and enthusiasts to join HWBOT and enjoy a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete. The emphasis is on nurturing the next generation, educating enthusiasts in the art of overclocking, as well as providing a platform for some seriously extreme and competitive benchmarking. The HWBOT World Tour 2016 includes events in Brazil, South Africa, France, Canada Germany. Thanks to TAITRA HWBOT will now have a booth for the first time at Computex, creating the ideal venue for OC workshops, competitive Word Series benchmarking and a place where overclockers visiting Computex can meet up, socialize and get involved.

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is a non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan that promotes foreign trade and business opportunities for Taiwanese companies. Each year TAITRA works with the Taiwan World Trade Center (TTC) to host Computex, the largest Technology Exhibition in Asia.

 

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Belgium Massman says:

This is going to be lots of fun!

Romania Alex@ro says:

Wait, so for every event there is one winner and that one is given a free ticket for final? I assume this will be intense and obviously not equal opportunity for people in Europe vs other continents. Why don't you give the tickets proportionally to the number of overcloxkers in top 100 for every continent?

Australia newlife says:

2 in Asia but none in Australia is very disheartening

Hungary Achill3uS says:

Such a greatful news for next year amazing effort hwbot crew! did you consider any other location this year to Europe? Poitiers, France is very hard to get close international. Cebit in Hannover maybe?

Canada Trouffman says:

I cannot wait for it !

Canada marc0053 says:

I'm there!

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

I'll see if I can make it!

Belgium Massman says:

newlife said: 2 in Asia but none in Australia is very disheartening


Achill3uS said: Such a greatful news for next year amazing effort hwbot crew! did you consider any other location this year to Europe? Poitiers, France is very hard to get close international. Cebit in Hannover maybe?


Both Australia and Eastern Europe were on the map for this year's Tour, but in the end didn't make it because 1) there wasn't a suitable venue/event, or 2) the dates of a suitable event/venue collided with the general World Tour planning.

The World Tour is a really big challenge for us both in terms of logistics and economically, so we welcome every bit of help we get. What would help us a lot for planning the 2017 edition is to have local communities come to us with a venue/project. If you're already doing a workshop or extreme OC gathering it's easier to include it in the Tour :)

As for Poitiers: there is a direct train from the Paris CDG airport.

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

Wound up missing last year's due to a few reasons, so this year I'm definitely working on ways to be there!

EDIT: Any chance at two events for North America next time? I'm sure people on the west coast (especially in the US) would appreciate having a stop somewhere on the west coast!

Australia zeropluszero says:

Lol Ben, give Pieter a break, there's like 10 active XOC benchers in Australia.

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

The Gamer's Assembly Event in France seems nice :D *calculating flight ticket to France*

France orion24 says:

This year will be epic at Poitiers Go !!!

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Going to have to start saving my cash to get to France I think, should be a lot of fun :)

France Mylth says:

Come to France ! Il will be epic !

Belgium leeghoofd says:

I'm in for Poitiers, darn SA just two weeks in front, that might be too much too handle

Germany der8auer says:

Will see what I can do. Will do Poitiers for sure!

Belgium leeghoofd says:

der8auer said: Will see what I can do. Will do Poitiers for sure!


We drive the brown bang bus again or something faster and German ?

Colombia saint19 says:

Another year that I can not assist :(

Germany der8auer says:

Leeghoofd said: We drive the brown bang bus again or something faster and German ?


Depends on how much gear you need. We can also use the white starfighter :P

Might be a bit faster :D Any plans on renting an apartment?

Indonesia bboyjezz says:

"Each of the six Extreme Series winners from the HWBOT Tour events will be flown out to Germany" and it said 8 overclocker will be provided for unlimited LN2...
Is that means there will be 8 contestant? How to get the other 2 tickets?

Hungary Achill3uS says:

+1 vote for apartment in Poitiers :)

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

When will tickets for the North American stop in Montreal go on sale? There is no HWBot ticket option available on the LanETS website. Wait, finally found the eventbrite link.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

bboyjezz said: "Each of the six Extreme Series winners from the HWBOT Tour events will be flown out to Germany" and it said 8 overclocker will be provided for unlimited LN2...
Is that means there will be 8 contestant? How to get the other 2 tickets?
Your name has to be Alva Hartung or Michal Mesotten...

We opt for the same appartment with that Mystery shower girl in it Roman :rolleyes:

Belgium Massman says:

Leeghoofd said: We drive the brown bang bus again


I've seen too much internet and this sentence ruined me for the day

WhiteWulfe said: When will tickets for the North American stop in Montreal go on sale? There is no HWBot ticket option available on the LanETS website. Wait, finally found the eventbrite link.


We published the EventBrite and HWBOT X pages today. Just need to add them to the General Info post. :celebration:

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Massman said: I've seen too much internet and this sentence ruined me for the day


What can I say; me, Roman and Richard shared some epic moments in it :D exeperiencing is believing :nana:

Germany der8auer says:

Massman said: I've seen too much internet and this sentence ruined me for the day


hahaha :D


Leeghoofd said: What can I say; me, Roman and Richard shared some epic moments in it :D exeperiencing is believing :nana:


Yea, let's say we had some interesting conversations. :D

United States GtiJason says:

xxbassplayerxx said: I'll see if I can make it!


Let's take a road trip to Canada with all the Midwest boys... or we could just fly out of O Hare

Belgium leeghoofd says:

der8auer said: Yea, let's say we had some interesting conversations. :D


The encounter with that hitchhiker was not amusing at all :mad:

United States Gunslinger says:

GtiJason said: Let's take a road trip to Canada with all the Midwest boys... or we could just fly out of O Hare
Pretty poor flight options from my location, 18 hours by car. Leaning towards driving at this point, maybe stop in upstate NY to pick up the big guy. :D

Australia FatBoyNotSoSlim says:

Hmmm, maybe it's finally time to swing via Computex.

United States Splave says:

Gunslinger said: Pretty poor flight options from my location, 18 hours by car. Leaning towards driving at this point, maybe stop in upstate NY to pick up the big guy. :D


this maybe a possibility

Belgium Massman says:

FatBoyNotSoSlim said: Hmmm, maybe it's finally time to swing via Computex.


Caution: judging from other people's experience, it's quite likely that if you go once, you'll want to go always

:celebration:

Romania Bruno says:

I'm in for France! If you arrange an apartment I'm also interested!

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Maybe time to start dedicated threads for each event ?

France orion24 says:

For france I created a topic on KOC forum => Hwbot/HWBot OC Challenge/[HWBOT] WORLD TOUR GA POITIERS 2016 :)

Belgium Massman says:

Leeghoofd said: Maybe time to start dedicated threads for each event ?


You want me to make a sub-forum for all the world tour stuff? Might be easier to locate the information I guess.

Romania Bruno says:

It would be easier to have a sub for each event.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Massman said: You want me to make a sub-forum for all the world tour stuff? Might be easier to locate the information I guess.


you are a menthalist?.... scary stuff : )

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Yeah sub forum for each individual event would be amazing :) Would help sorting things out a lot. Make sure you put the HWBot X links in too :)

Italy RULE says:

orion24 said: For france I created a topic on KOC forum => Hwbot/HWBot OC Challenge/[HWBOT] WORLD TOUR GA POITIERS 2016 :)


Yes but is all in french languages!

I've some questions:
-how many ticket need to buy? 1 for hwbot world tour (80€) and 1 for OC gathering (100€)?
-which hardware will be use for world tour extreme competition? who provide it?

United States cjgdsgrc50 says:

I'm in for Montreal for sure!

Belgium Massman says:

Leeghoofd said: you are a menthalist?.... scary stuff : )


:p

Here is your sub-forum: http://forum.hwbot.org/forumdisplay.php?f=162 :D

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Opened a thread for the GA2016 at Poitiers here

Belgium leeghoofd says:

orion24 said: For france I created a topic on KOC forum => Hwbot/HWBot OC Challenge/[HWBOT] WORLD TOUR GA POITIERS 2016 :)


link me up plz

Germany minicoopers says:

Is the stop in Germany just for the winner of the World Tour? Or is it also open for other bencher for "freestyle benching"?

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

GtiJason said: Let's take a road trip to Canada with all the Midwest boys... or we could just fly out of O Hare


I'll probably try to fly... but if that won't work... driving it is!

United States filmbot says:

GtiJason said: Let's take a road trip to Canada with all the Midwest boys... or we could just fly out of O Hare


I am really trying to figure out how to make it. Hoping I'll have a better idea within the month.

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

filmbot said: I am really trying to figure out how to make it. Hoping I'll have a better idea within the month.


You aren't the only one. I'd love to go even if I could only bring some LGA 775 stuff with me!

Which makes me wonder - has HWBot worked with any of the nearby hotels to get better room rates by chance? Or is there some sort of particular crash space available for those with a HWBot World Tour ticket?

Canada marc0053 says:

Bought my ticket for Montreal :)

Canada Trouffman says:

Montreal event got its own thread as well : http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=150946

United States Nerd 4 L1F3 says:

Man, I wish I could find a way up to canada. Hopefuly one of these years haha. Guess I gotta stick with what I can do X).

Belgium Massman says:

Where are you from Nerd 4 l1f3? Maybe you can find some fellow overclockers in this thread: http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=149160

Belgium Massman says:

WhiteWulfe said: Which makes me wonder - has HWBot worked with any of the nearby hotels to get better room rates by chance? Or is there some sort of particular crash space available for those with a HWBot World Tour ticket?


We didn't look for that part of the logistics this year, but if there's a large group who wants to go to one specific hotel in the area I have no problem to help organize a "group buy" and maybe try to get a lower price per room.

[MENTION=17]Trouffman[/MENTION], do you know of any affordable places around Montreal we could contact for this?

Canada Trouffman says:

In the dedicated thread there are some info, and I could go discuss with the Hostel nearby :) http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=150946

Indonesia bboyjezz says:

Question! Sorry if repost...
when will the competition rules come out?

Will definitely join the computex and south east asia one(i hope it will be not in indonesia lol), and will try the other region if i can find cheap flight as well:)

Belgium Massman says:

The full World Series rules will be published in the next two weeks

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Will the Asian Tour take place: before, during or after Computex? We had a discussion about it remember?

special EDIT Massaman style

Belgium Massman says:

I think you forgot some words [MENTION=16588]Leeghoofd[/MENTION]

Belgium Massman says:

[QUOTE=newlife;423170]2 in Asia but none in Australia is very disheartening[/QUOTE] // not confirmed // We may have found a good venue in Singapore in early Q4. Would that be something that suits the Australian overclockers who want to participate? The reason I'm asking is because the flight costs with Flyscoot seem quite alright from Australia:[list] [*]Adelaide: ~ AUD $750 return [*]Brisbane: ~ AUD $800 return [*]Melbourne: ~ AUD $430 return [*]Perth: ~ AUD $370 return [*]Sydney: ~ AUD $480 return[/list] I know it's not exactly the same like going to Australia, but apart from Adelaide and Brisbane I guess the travel is bearable? Any feedback would be much appreciated :)

Belgium Massman says:

Leeghoofd said: Will the Asian Tour take place: before, during or after Computex? We had a discussion about it remember?

special EDIT Massaman style


During :)

Indonesia speed.fastest says:

South East Asia? If in Indonesia i will come. Other than that i will looking flight price :D

Australia FatBoyNotSoSlim says:

Massman said: // not confirmed //

We may have found a good venue in Singapore in early Q4.
...
I know it's not exactly the same like going to Australia, but apart from Adelaide and Brisbane I guess the travel is bearable? Any feedback would be much appreciated :)


With Q4, just note the formula one weekend in Singapore, that weekend is bad for flights and hotel prices. 16/17/18 Sep. (EDIT)

I'm not totally aposed to it, because honestly I've paid not much more for my trips to Adelaide and Cairns for team meet ups before, and I can crash with friends in Singapore for cheap/free accommodation. Only issue would be increased costs for checked in luggage, but if hwbot can supply the main problems of monitors/psus etc., it's a better option.

So yeah, if it happens, I'll consider it, but costs + time from work would be up in the air for me. But if I can't make it to Computex, I'd highly consider Singapore.

Australia newlife says:

[QUOTE=Massman;435510]// not confirmed // We may have found a good venue in Singapore in early Q4. Would that be something that suits the Australian overclockers who want to participate? The reason I'm asking is because the flight costs with Flyscoot seem quite alright from Australia:[list] [*]Adelaide: ~ AUD $750 return [*]Brisbane: ~ AUD $800 return [*]Melbourne: ~ AUD $430 return [*]Perth: ~ AUD $370 return [*]Sydney: ~ AUD $480 return[/list] I know it's not exactly the same like going to Australia, but apart from Adelaide and Brisbane I guess the travel is bearable? Any feedback would be much appreciated :)[/QUOTE] Those prices are pretty reasonable but for me at least I guess domestic to Melbourne first would be cheaper and depending on accommodation it might be possible

Australia JunkDogg says:

[QUOTE=Massman;435510]// not confirmed // We may have found a good venue in Singapore in early Q4. Would that be something that suits the Australian overclockers who want to participate? The reason I'm asking is because the flight costs with Flyscoot seem quite alright from Australia:[list] [*]Adelaide: ~ AUD $750 return [*]Brisbane: ~ AUD $800 return [*]Melbourne: ~ AUD $430 return [*]Perth: ~ AUD $370 return [*]Sydney: ~ AUD $480 return[/list] I know it's not exactly the same like going to Australia, but apart from Adelaide and Brisbane I guess the travel is bearable? Any feedback would be much appreciated :)[/QUOTE] Can you give us a rough idea on area, so we can look at Hotel prices as well? I'm certainly keen and I'm sure a couple of others are as well. Just need to figure out complete costs. How many days do these things normally go for?

Indonesia speed.fastest says:

For me singapore is just to expensive for south east asia. Indonesia is much cheaper for living cost. I dont think i can afford flight + living cost in singapore for days. If malaysia i think i can because living cost almost same as Indonesia.

Thailand stubass says:

Have you considered Bangkok Thailand for the South East Asia part of the tour? Flights from Australia are affordable, Hotels are as well as living expenses. Ln2 you can get 180L pressure tanks filled with 7 day rental for 4,000THB or roughly 50 cents US / L. Venue I am not sure off but maybe Zolkorn can help with that. Just something to think about if Singapore is not confirmed yet.

Australia newlife says:

stubass said: Have you considered Bangkok Thailand for the South East Asia part of the tour?
Flights from Australia are affordable, Hotels are as well as living expenses. Ln2 you can get 180L pressure tanks filled with 7 day rental for 4,000THB or roughly 50 cents US / L.
Venue I am not sure off but maybe Zolkorn can help with that.

Just something to think about if Singapore is not confirmed yet.


Personally I'm not against Indonesia but I'd prefer Singapore because they speak English and i won't need a visa plus living costs and Australian dollar to Singapore is almost one to one which makes it more like a holiday in Australia which for someone like me who has never been overseas makes things a lot easier

Either way i plan on coming if it happens

Thailand stubass says:

newlife said: Personally I'm not against Indonesia but I'd prefer Singapore because they speak English and i won't need a visa plus living costs and Australian dollar to Singapore is almost one to one which makes it more like a holiday in Australia which for someone like me who has never been overseas makes things a lot easier

Either way i plan on coming if it happens


Actually I am talking about bangkok Thailand... Aussies dont need a visa to vist thailand for up to 30days, you just get a stamp for 30 days at immgration check point at the airport. Also the aussie dollar goes further here than it would in Singapore. As and Australian, who has lived in thailand for 12 years and traveled around South East Asia, expenses here would be noticably cheaper than Singapore from experience. But you do have point about English but numerous Thai's involded in industries such as computing and travel speak decent english, well enough to handle all the needs

Australia newlife says:

stubass said: Actually I am talking about bangkok Thailand... Aussies dont need a visa to vist thailand for up to 30days, you just get a stamp for 30 days at immgration check point at the airport. Also the aussie dollar goes further here than it would in Singapore. As and Australian, who has lived in thailand for 12 years and traveled around South East Asia, expenses here would be noticably cheaper than Singapore from experience. But you do have point about English but numerous Thai's involded in industries such as computing and travel speak decent english, well enough to handle all the needs


My bad as for whatever reason I got Indonesia and Thailand confused

Thailand stubass says:

newlife said: My bad as for whatever reason I got Indonesia and Thailand confused


NP's, :) i am just makin a sugestion anyway ;)

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