Live Overclocking Competitions Overview

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Live Overclocking Competitions Overview

On this page we collect information on the live overclocking competitions. We hope to make this page more dynamic in the near future and support the live overclocking competition scene with more data, statistics and information. For now, we hope you can already enjoy this information!

The HWBOT Staff.

HWBOT Live OC Standings

In below table you can find the best performing live overclockers based on our HWBOT point algorithm. For each live overclocking competition, no matter if global or regional, the winner receives 50 points. Second to fifth receive 40, 30, 20 and 10 points respectively. Participation yields 1 point. These include invitational as well as qualifying competitions. For overclocking competitions in teams, each of the team members receive the maximum amount of points. So in a winning team of two, each receives 50 points.

OverclockerTotal2008200920102011201220132014
1.SwedenElmor403921101015050
2.PolandXtreme Addict2625161150
3.SwedenME4ME26011010050
4.RomaniaMatose26020801005010
5.USASplave234151401141
6.PolandRyba2344113032301
7.FinlandSF3D193711001120
8.Koreaoc_windforce183120415071
9.UkraineT0lsty1644112120
10.GreeceAristidis16340180411
11.KoreaLittleboy16120415050
12.IndonesiaLucky_n00b155502101911
13.BelgiumMassman1531070721
14.UK8 Pack15117081
15.BelgiumPt1t139470211241
16.USAFugger13452511120
17.MontenegroPerica_barii12312110010
18.RomaniaMonstru13212110010
19.SwedenCrotale1209030
20.ThailandZolkorn1163512141
Last update: July 3rd, 2014

By Cash Prize

TotalOverclockerYears Active
1.USD $12,850Splave2010-2014
2.USD $11,663Xtreme Addict2012-2014
3.USD $10,413Elmor2008-2014
4.USD $7,750Matose2010-2012
5.USD $5,500T0lsty2010-2013

By Appearances

AppearancesOverclockerYears Active
1.14Elmor2008-2014
2.13Pt1t2012-2014
3.11Splave2010-2014
4.11SF3D2010-2013
5.10Ryba2010-2013

Most prestigious competitions

Below you can find the most prestigious overclocking competitions ranked by total prize purse. Competition series with multiple live overclocking events are grouped together. This table is maintained manually so check back for updated figures.

Prize PurseContestLinkOrganizerYearQ/ITypeLocation
USD $25,000Intel OC Challenge 2014HWBOTIntel2014InvitationalTeam (4)Taipei
USD $20,000Computex OC Main EventCorsair/Intel2013InvitationalTeam (2)Taipei
USD $15,000HyperX OC Takeover 2014HWBOTHyperX2014QualifierIndividualLas Vegas
USD $15,000MSI MOA 2014HWBOTMOA2014QualifierIndividualTaipei
USD $12,500G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014HWBOTG.SKILL2014QualifierIndividualTaipei
USD $15,000MSI MOA 2011HWBOTMSI2011QualifierTeam (2)Taipei, Istanbul, Jakarta, Las Vegas
USD $10,333MSI MOA 2013HWBOTMSI2013QualifierIndividualTaipei
USD $10,000HyperX OC Takeover Computex 2014HWBOTHyperX2014invitationalTeam (2)Taipei
USD $10,000HyperX OC TakeoverHWBOTHyperX2013QualifierIndividualLas Vegas
USD $9,000MSI MOA 2010HWBOTMSI2010QualifierTeam (2)Taipei, Paris
USD $8,000GIGABYTE GOOC 2010HWBOTGIGABYTE2010QualifierIndividualTaipei
Last update: July 1st, 2014

Highest Cash Prize Per Individual

ValuePositionContestYear
USD $10,0001stG.SKILL OC World Cup2014
USD $5,0001stDiTech Int’l Overclocking Championship2008
USD $5,0001stGIGABYTE GOOC 2010 Grand Final2010
USD $5,0001stHyperX OC Takeover2013
USD $5,0001stMSI MOA 20142013
USD $3,0001stMSI MOA 2013 Classic Battle2013

Overall Championship Series

ValueRoundsContestYear
USD $70,83312MSI Master Overclocking Arena2008-2014
USD $35,0003HyperX OC Takeover2013-2014
USD $25,0001Intel OC Challenge2014
USD $24,0004GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship2008-2010
USD $20,0001OC Main Event2012

Competitions Included In Data

Below a list of live overclocking competitions of which the data is included in above tables.

2014

  • MSI MOA 2014
  • HyperX OC Takeover 2014
  • HyperX OC Takeover Computex 2014
  • Intel OC Challenge 2014
  • G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014

2013

  • Computex OC Main Event
  • MSI MOA 2014 Classic Battle
  • MSI MOA 2014 Freestyle
  • ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013
  • Galaxy Overclocking Carnival 2013

2012

  • MSI MOA 2012 Grand Final
  • ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2010

2011

  • MSI MOA 2011 “Operation Taipei” Grand Final
  • MSI MOA 2011 “Operation Las Vegas”
  • MSI MOA 2011 “Operation Istanbul”
  • MSI MOA 2011 “Operation Jakarta”
  • MSI MOA 2011 “Operation Jakarta”

2010

  • MSI MOA 2010 Grand Final
  • MSI MOA 2010 EMEA
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2010 Grand Final
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2010 North America
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2010 Europe
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2010 Latin America
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2010 Pan-Asia

2009

  • DiTech International Overclocking Championship
  • MSI MOA 2009 Grand Final (incomplete)
  • MSI MOA 2009 Europe (incomplete)
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2009 Europe
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2009 Grand Final (incomplete)

2008

  • MSI MOA 2008 Grand Final
  • MSI MOA 2008 Europe
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2008 Grand Final
  • GIGABYTE GOOC 2008 Grand Final Freestyle
  • Advanced Overclocking Championship 2008 (incomplete)
  • Advanced Overclocking Championship 2008 Berlin (incomplete)

2006

  • Abit Overclocking Competition 2006

2003

  • Abit Overclocking Competition 2003

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Belgium Massman says:

Something we've been working on in our spare time. Soon to feature somewhere on HWBOT!

Belgium Massman says:

Alright updated with 2008/2009 competitions + added some extra tables.

Taiwan AkaNe says:

Nice =) Everyone always dream about this. A real history of Overclocking. We can soon make a book about it!

South Africa Vivi says:

I got 2333 at msi moa and 3000 at HOT and 800 dollar team evga with jjc at intel comp does it count? Also was 4th at moa 2008 / 2nd at Hot and tied for 1st with rbauss and windforce at world record day moa or do the world record days not count! Elmor is cleaning up!!

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Elmor's magic :D

TaPaKaH says:

To be honest, I'm not sure if static competition points make much sense.
Firstly, most (if not all) pre-2011 competitions did not have a qualification procedure that was open for everyone. Even today there are still invite-only comps.
Secondly, if you keep these points running for a few more years without change, they will start to outweigh hardware and global points for OC ranks. In my mind, it's not fair to give Person A an advantage in OC league over Person B just because Person A has scored competition points in 2008 when Person B wasn't even part of the community.

Why not make competition points have a much higher weight, but only last for 1/2 years?
For example, let MOA winner have 250 competition points since winning the event, in my mind, is as hard as setting a big global WR, but only let them have the points until a new champion is crowned.

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

I agree with Sam regarding invite only competitions, some guys like me weren't able to compete, that's why my first live abroad event was MOA, cause it was open. If there was open MOA 2010, 2011 or GOOC 2009 qualifier it might be possible I would have start earlier international live event performance. It's not complain, it's just 2 cents. BTW Sam, live event competition points don't count into ranking, only qualifiers and contests open at hwbot count to ranking.

Romania Monstru says:

Firstly, most (if not all) pre-2011 competitions


Not true, before 2011 we had to go trough local qualifiers in both MOA and GOOC, than local final then regional final.

The problem is that I don't see how the points for a 6-10 person event can be compared to winning a real world wide competition that had hundreds of people qualifying in local and regional finals...

And also how does a live event where you draw you hardware and make the best with what you have can be compared to an event where you bring your pretested stuff from home... beats me :)

On a different note, nice to see guys like Crotale, ME4Me or Aristidis still in that top. How come Sampsa didn't make the top 20?

TaPaKaH says:

Monstru said: Not true, before 2011 we had to go trough local qualifiers in both MOA and GOOC, than local final then regional final.
That's exactly what I'm trying to say.
You either lived in a country where there was no qualifier at all or you had to be close enough with the local office for them to invite you. Hence not open for everyone.

Romania Monstru says:

You either lived in a country where there was no qualifier at all or you had to be close enough with the local office for them to invite you. Hence not open for everyone.


You don't understand. Qualifiers were opened for everybody. Here we had online qualifiers, then live finals with best 5 then you got to the regional final. Example - MOA2008, GOOC 2009, GOOC 2010, etc. So, it's the opposite of what you were saying. The only problem was when you had no qualifiers in your country, yes, but this was competition NOT invite.

Belgium Massman says:

Vivi said: I got 2333 at msi moa and 3000 at HOT and 800 dollar team evga with jjc at intel comp does it count?

Also was 4th at moa 2008 / 2nd at Hot and tied for 1st with rbauss and windforce at world record day moa or do the world record days not count!

Elmor is cleaning up!!


Those are included in the statistics, yeah.

Belgium Massman says:

Monstru said: The problem is that I don't see how the points for a 6-10 person event can be compared to winning a real world wide competition that had hundreds of people qualifying in local and regional finals...

And also how does a live event where you draw you hardware and make the best with what you have can be compared to an event where you bring your pretested stuff from home... beats me :)

On a different note, nice to see guys like Crotale, ME4Me or Aristidis still in that top. How come Sampsa didn't make the top 20?


There's no real reason other than I wanted to keep my excel simple for the time being. I think it could be useful to have a discussion about how to grade live competitions.

Romania Monstru says:

Since even the same tournaments (MOA for instance) are not done in the same way anymore, it is pretty difficult to find a proper way to grade live comps.

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