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.
|Champion||Pro OC Sponsorship + 3x CM V1200 Platinum + 2x CM V850 + 5x CM nepton 280L + T-Shirt|
|2nd place||2x CM V1200 Platinum + 2x CM V850 + 4x CM nepton 280L + T-Shirt|
|3rd place||1x CM V1200 Platinum + 2x CM V850 + 3x CM nepton 280L + T-Shirt|
|4th place||2x CM V850 + 2x CM nepton 280L + T-Shirt|
|5th place||1x CM V850 + 1x CM nepton 280L + T-Shirt|
In addition to the great hardware prizes, Cooler Master is offering a Pro OC sponsorship package to the winning team. The details of the sponsorship package will be later discuss with the team, but it will require the team to set up a Pro OC Team to participate in the next HWBOT Pro OC Cup season. The sponsorship will include both hardware and LN2 support and will require the participants to use Cooler Master equipment during overclocking sessions.