MSI MOA 2014 Qualifiers Announced - Battle Starts On July 1

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MSI MOA 2014 Qualifiers Announced – Battle Starts On July 1

MSI officially kicks off the qualifying rounds of this year’s MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA), the global overclocking competition reaching its seventh annual event that has set a class of global overclocking masters. A true attraction for the most skilled overclockers to come and compete at the overclocking battleground.
MSI shapes the start of this extreme event of the worldwide online qualifiers together with the world-class overclocking community website HWBOT.org on July 1st, 2014.

The Qualifier competition is separated into A and B Class. Only A Class branched into AM, EMEA and APAC regions, moreover, split USA in eastern and western conference. On the contrary, B class sets its own stage and open for worldwide contestants without divided in any region. Each group has different competition durations, rules and benchmarks. Every overclocker can only chose one of group to participate in. The best 18 online qualifier contestants will be invited to the MOA 2014 Grand Finals, with an opportunity to compete with the most extreme hardware gear in the world and win plentiful prizes.

Competition Details

Class A AM online qualifier

  • Start: July 1st, 00:00 GMT+0
  • End: July 31th, 20:00 GMT+0

Class A EMEA online qualifier

  • Start: July 15th, 00:00 GMT+0
  • End: August 15th, 20:00 GMT+0

Class A APAC online qualifier

  • Start: August 1th, 00:00 GMT+0
  • End: August 31th, 20:00 GMT+0

Class B qualifier

  • Start: July 1st, 00:00 GMT+0
  • End: August 31th, 20:00 GMT+0
  • Stages SuperPI 32M and Cinebench close August 15th, 20:00 GMT+0
  • Stages XTU and 3DMark03 close August 23rd, 20:00 GMT+0
  • Stage 3DMark Fire Strike closes August 31st, 20:00 GMT+0

In case of a tie, the winner is decided by the Heaven DX11 benchmark in Class A and the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark in Class B

You can only compete in Class A or Class B

  • Class A Benchmarks: SuperPi 32M, 3DMark 03, Unigine Heaven
  • Class B Benchmark points: SuperPi 32M, Cinebench R15, XTU, 3DMark Fire Strike, 3DMark 03

The top 18 overclockers from different classes and regions will be invited to the MOA 2014 Grand Final. Only the highest ranked participant per country (for each round) will get a ticket to Grand Final. Last year’s MOA finalists are not allowed to participate in Class B, only Class A.

CLASS A QUALIFIER RULES

  • Any MSI Z97 motherboard.
  • Use 1 CPU. Server CPUs (Xeon, Opteron) not allowed.
  • Any MSI R9 series graphics card. Single GPU.
  • External power circuit disallowed.
  • Only use hardware that is available for retail.
  • This competition is between Members. Employee (either full-time or part-time) of any motherboard manufacturers is not eligible for the contest.
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • A verification link is required (system info must be available!)
  • Must use official competition background
  • Not allowed: engineering samples, Lucid Virtu MVP, hardware that is not commercially available at the beginning of the competition.
  • Screenshot must contain: CPU-Z CPU tab, CPU-Z motherboard tab, CPU-Z memory tab, GPU-Z (if 3D benchmark), benchmark (subtest) score(s) and settings, official MOA background.

CLASS B QUALIFIER RULES

  • Any MSI Z87, Z97 motherboard. (LGA 1150)
  • Intel Pentium G3258 CPU. Use 1 CPU. Server CPUs not allowed.
  • GTX 750 graphics card allowed. Single GPU.
  • Please download the LN2 BIOS and Afterburner Extreme here.
  • External power circuit allowed.
  • Only use hardware that is available for retail.
  • This competition is between Members. Employee (either full-time or part-time) of any motherboard manufacturers is not eligible for the contest.
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • A verification link is required (system info must be available!)
  • Must use official competition background.
  • Not allowed: engineering samples, Lucid Virtu MVP, hardware that is not commercially available at the beginning of the competition.
  • Screenshot must contain: CPU-Z CPU tab, CPU-Z motherboard tab, CPU-Z memory tab, GPU-Z (if 3D benchmark), benchmark (subtest) score(s) and settings, official MOA background.

Prizes

Total 18 Grand Final tickets will be rewarded to contestants.

  • One overclocker per country in Class A and B.
  • Split USA in eastern and western conference in Class A.

QuantitySponsorPrizeMSRP
Class A Direct Ticket to MOA Grand Final (X15)MSI4x AM, 6x EMEA, 5x APACN/A
Class B Direct Ticket to MOA Grand Final (X3)MSI 3x GlobalN/A

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