G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Qualifier

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Taipei, Taiwan – 19th March 2014 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, proudly announces the “G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014” overclocking contest! The OC World Cup Champion will receive USD $10,000 – one of the largest single cash prize in competitive overclocking history. The live finals will be held during Computex 2014.

Online qualifiers will be held at HWBOT (http://hwbot.org) from 24th March to 27th April 2014, featuring 3 benchmarks including the highest memory frequency, SuperPI 32M, and 3DMark Fire Strike. The top 6 online qualifier contestants will be eligible to attend the OC World Cup 2014 live finals at Computex 2014, and an opportunity to compete for the grand prize of USD $10,000!

Prizes include:

  • OC World Cup Champion : USD $10,000
  • Runner up: USD $1,500 + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2666MHz CL10 16GB (4x4GB) + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB (4x8GB)
  • Second Runner up: USD $1,000+ G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB (4x8GB)

All contestants may keep the G.SKILL TridentX 3000MHz kits provided for the competition. All contestants will be awarded a G.SKILL DDR4 sponsorship.

The live qualifier competition starts on the first day of Computex on June 3 at 9.30AM and ends on June 5 at 5.30PM. The contestants each get two 4-hour time slots to compete in four different benchmarks. The best two proceed to the final, where two of the three benchmarks are chosen by the finalists themselves.

Ultimately, everyone is aiming for the big USD $10,000 cash prize for the winner. Luckily there is also a cash prize for the first and second runner-up, respectively USD $1,500 and USD $1,000. The two runner-ups also receive memory kits and for each of the six qualified overclockers there is a G.SKILL DDR4 sponsorship. That is an awesome set of prizes!

The stages for the live qualifier are,

  • SuperPI 32M 5G
  • Aquamark3 Full Out
  • Memory Clock
  • Catzilla 720P (with GTX 750 Ti)

In order to qualify for the competition, check out the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Qualifier competition page. Remember that if you qualify, you need to cover your own hotel and flight costs. Good luck everyone!

“OC World Cup 2014 will be a great opportunity for extreme overclockers to showcase their skills to the world and a chance to take home the largest single cash prize in OC history, so overclockers better step up their game for a shot to win USD $10,000!” commented by Frank Hung – Product Marketing at G.SKILL.

About G.SKILL

Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Final Roadmap


Online Qualifier


Live Qualifier


Final





G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Qualifier
24 March 2014 - 27 April 2014
G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Live Qualifier
3 June 2014 - 5 June 2014
G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Final
6 June 2014 - 6 June 2014
Open Qualification
Top-6 Overall Online Qualifier Top-2 Live Qualifier

Participate

  • G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Qualifier is closed since 27 April 2014.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Stages

Participants

This competition was open to everyone.

Competition Rules of Engagement

The qualifier runs from 2014-03-24 12:00:00 GMT+0 until 2014-04-27 12:00:00 GMT+0. The top-6 overall receive an entry ticket to compete for the USD $10,000 in the live final at Computex 2014. Important: the prize includes only a spot in the final at Computex. It does not include travel or hotel expenses! You must come to Computex by yourself. In case any of the six qualified overclockers can not make it to the event, the spot will be made available to 7th, 8th, 9th,... place. Amongst all participants a G.SKILL TridentX 2400 CL9 8GB (2x4GB) memory kit will be given to a lucky winner!


Computex Final Prizes

  • Champion: USD $10,000
  • Runner Up: G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2666MHz CL10 16GB(4x4GB) + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB(4x8GB)
  • 2nd Runner Up: G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB(4x8GB)


Rules


The participants must adhere to the following rules for the competition stages.


Stage 1 Memory Clock

  • A verification link is required.
  • Only use motherboards using Z87 chipset.
  • Only use G.SKILL memory
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • Retail hardware only, no engineering samples allowed
  • Validation date must be within competition timeframe
  • The participants can not be an employee or family member of computer hardware manufacturers


Stage 2: 3DMark Fire Strike

  • Use 1 videocard core(s) in total.
  • A verification link is required.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • Only use motherboards using Z87 chipset.
  • Only use G.SKILL memory
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • Retail hardware only, no engineering samples allowed
  • Must use official competition background, download
  • The participants can not be an employee or family member of computer hardware manufacturers

Stage 3: SuperPI 32M

  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • Only use motherboards using Z87 chipset.
  • Only use G.SKILL memory
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • Retail hardware only, no engineering samples allowed
  • Must use official competition background, download
  • The participants can not be an employee or family member of computer hardware manufacturers


Additional notes:

  • In case of a tie the deciding benchmark will be SuperPI 32M
  • The detail rules and event schedule of live qualifiers and final challenge will be released in April.
  • People who qualifiy for the live event must bring their own hardware to the event. Hardware includes G.SKILL memory, CPU, Motherboard and VGA, torch, LN2 container, thermos.
  • The Top-6 overall will go through to the next round. If the any of these winners can not attend the event on time, the opportunity will go to 7th, 8th, 9th,... place in the overall ranking
  • The participants for the live competition must attend the Computex pre-meeting on June 2nd


HWBOT General Rules and Guidelines

Here at HWBOT we try our best to deliver a fair and enjoyable playing field for all those who participate in the rankings and competition. To be able to provide this kind of service we have tried to design some submission and general rules to help remove any doubts about whether something is allowed or not. Based on continued experience these rules will be updated, expanded and completed as time goes by. Please check back for any updates.