HWBOT World Tour Kicks Off! First Stop: North America, Lan ETS in Montreal, Canada (March 6-8)

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HWBOT World Tour Kicks Off! First Stop: North America, Lan ETS in Montreal, Canada (March 6-8)

After announcing the HWBOT World Tour we received an incredible amount of positive messages from people who want to join the events as well as from people who want to get involved in the organization of the events. It is with great pleasure and an infinite amount of enthusiasm, we announce the first stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2015 in North America. From March 6-8 you can join us for three days of non-stop overclocking at Canada’s largest LAN Party event: Lan ETS event in Montreal.

The HWBOT World Tour 2015 – North America Lan ETS is brought to you by HWBOT, Overclock.net and Overclocking-TV. The Stop features three activities:

  • The Extreme OC gathering (Ticket required)
  • A World Series event
  • A World Series for Amateurs event (free for all Lan ETS participants and visitors)

The event is open to anyone: from Elite to Rookie overclockers, and even those who have yet to set their first steps in the world of overclocking. During the entire event you can join any of our activities.

For the amateurs, which includes Rookies, Novices and Enthusiasts we host an exclusive workshop at the venue, combined with an exciting double elimination overclocking tournament. The final of the amateur overclocking event will be held on stage at Lan ETS, and of course we have a bunch of cool prizes for the winners and lucky winners. Note that the World Series for Amateurs is not eligible for overclockers who already have extreme cooling experience, or already participated in a live, open overclocking competition before.

Reserve Your Spot & Join Us

For the HWBOT World Tour 2015 – North America Lan ETS there are 26 seats available. An entry ticket costs USD $80 and comes with a dedicated bench place (table + seat), unlimited access to LN2, and a chance to win some great prizes. Sleeping and shower arrangements are available at the Lan ETS premises and included in your tickets, but of course you are free to arrange your own accommodation. For more information on the special OCN deal, check out the information on their forums.

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite event page.

Disclaimer: tickets for the HWBOT World Tour 2015 – North America Lan ETS are not eligible for Lan ETS BYOH event. The World Tour tickets grant access to the overclocking activities, including liquid nitrogen and the HWBOT World Series. The World Series for Amateurs workshop and competition is open to all Lan ETS participants and visitors. Participation does not include a bench spot or grant you access to liquid nitrogen. For more information on Lan ETS, check out their official website.

For more information on the HWBOT World Tour 2015, contact info@hwbot.org. For press / media, please contact us at press@hwbot.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

But There’s More!

Next to the North America event we also announce two more events planned for the World Tour this year. In Poitiers, France we will host our World Tour event at Gamer’s Assembly from April 4-6, and in Taipei, Taiwan we host a World Tour event following Computex 2015 from June 6-8. Due to popular demand and the incredible response from the community, we are looking to add more dates and locations to the HWBOT World Tour 2015. Stay tuned for more information.

The Ultimate Q&A

To help you prepare for the HWBOT World Tour – North America Lan ETS event, we prepare a nifty Q&A. Feel free to read through the questions and answers below and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information.

Who can attend this event?
Everyone! From Elite to Rookie, to new overclockers!

What is planned?

  • A full weekend of overclocking (Setup Friday, leaving Sunday afternoon) of benching.
  • HWBOT World Series for Amateurs (brought to you by Overclock.net)
  • A workshop leading up to the World Series for Amateurs tournament
  • Access to the HWBOT World Series 2015 competition

Where is it exactly?
Montreal, Canada. Pavillon A, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

When is it exactly?
You can start setting up on Friday (March 6th) from 5pm. Packing / Departure on Sunday (March 8th) from 4pm.

Is there any limitations for extreme overclockers attending?
No limitations on hardware. This is a BYOC event, so please come with all the necessary gear. We provide LN2 for all registered participants. We provide seating and power.
Amateurs competing will be provided with hardware

BYOH (Bring Your Own Hardware), what should I bring?

  • All the hardware you plan to bench (please label your gear!)
  • Power bar to accommodate all your power needs
  • Complete OC equipment (pots, insulation, thermal flasks, etc.)
  • Monitor (we cannot guarantee the rental of display, please plan for taking your own)

What about food / drinks ?
The LAN Party provides all the logistics for the food and drinks. Please use their facilities. Alcohol is not permitted. There is the university bar for those who are thirsty.

Can I play on the LAN too?
No, you can’t join the local Lan ETS network. Tickets for the gaming competitions are sold out.

How should I get to the event?
Montreal is really accessible by bus, train, plane, or car.

  • By bus: There are 2 bus station (both downtown): Main bus station (Berry UQAM) and Gare Centrale (Bonnaventure). the event is located 1 block away from Bonnaventure, so we suggest that you take this one if you have the choice. Tickets and Info: busbud.com.
  • By plane : YUL airport is the only one. The bus navette is pretty efficient, runs 24/7, and costs CAD $9 which gives you a day-journey on all buses and metro. Taxi from airport is about CAD $45. Tickets and info: hipmunk.com and google.com/flights.
  • By train: Usually a bit more expensive than bus. The main train station is Gare Centrale (Bonnaventure) and is located 1 block away from the event. Tickets and info: viarail.com.
  • By car : 6h from New York or Toronto. Google maps is your friend! Parking info available on the ETS website (section Parking): http://en.etsmtl.ca/en/Overview/Contact-Us.

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Colombia saint19 says:

Excellent...

Who is planning to go an at which event?

nXXo says:

sweet

Australia newlife says:

Australia needs something like this so bad

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Great news!

Any plans on making this annual? I'd start saving for tickets. :D

Canada Trouffman says:

I will be going of course ^^

Canada Johan45 says:

When are the tickets available ?

France Xyala says:

Ticket sales start today: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwbot-world-tour-2015-north-america-lan-ets-tickets-15267750252

Argentina Alan_Alberino says:

Very nice project, it would be great to have an event like this in Argentina, we dont have overclocking events here :(

Canada marc0053 says:

Just bought my ticket :)

France Xyala says:

@Marc0053 see you there ;)

Canada Trouffman says:

More informations on how to get to Montreal / the event: Montreal is really accessible by Bus, train , plane or car. By Bus : There are 2 bus station (both downtown) Main bus station ( Berry UQAM ) and Gare Centrale ( Bonnaventure ), the event is located 1 block away from Bonnaventure, so i suggest that you take this one if you have the choice. Tickets and Info : busbud.com By Plane : YUL airport is the only one, the bus navette is pretty efficient, runn 24/7, cost 9$ and that give a day-journey on all buses / metro ). Taxi from airport is about 45$. Tickets and infos : hipmunk.com / google.com/flights By train : Usually a bit more exepensive than bus. The main Train station is : Gare Centrale (Bonnaventure) and is located 1 block away from the event. Tickets and infos : viarail.com By Car : 6H from New York or Toronto. Google maps is your friend. Parking info available on the ETS website (section Parking): http://en.etsmtl.ca/en/Overview/Contact-Us

Canada Johan45 says:

I will be going in March. This is my first time with anything like this and just wondered if there would be any info available on the World Series. Just curious as to the set-up and how it works I guess.

Vietnam Tran Bao says:

good

Vietnam Tran Bao says:

what is the benchmark use

France Xyala says:

@Johan45 The World Series (non amateur) is a competition that is only accessible to participants. Right now the detailed rules (hardware/ bench) isn't confirmed so I can't tell you what it will be like, but we are aiming at making it something fun and different from the usual (suggestions are always welcome here).
The idea is that as we are more events throughout the world, the World Series becomes a global overclocking competition based on Live events.

On the practical side, scores will have to be submitted via OC-Esports etc and outsiders will be able to follow the competition as for any other live event. (OC-Esports scoreboard & live-stream)

-> And of course this isn't mandatory, and only optional. So it doesn't put a limitation on hardware to bench at the event freestyle wise.

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@tran You can come and bench what you want. For the Word Series, as mentioned above. It isn't defined yet. We might actually announce it there only to keep the surprise hehe.

Canada Johan45 says:

Thanks Xyala, that's kind of what I thought for the world series, that It would be a surprise to keep people on an even field. So just bring the best you have in other words. I figured if it was too hardware specific then it could eliminate participants before they even start. I have a question about the amateur side of it. I have a friend interested in attending. They have been benching for a while but have no LN2 hardware. Is the amateur LN2 based or no? And If so do they need their own pots?

Belgium Massman says:

The amateur is all air or water, no LN2. It's okay your friend has been benching for a while. For the Amateur competition we exclude only people who have LN2 experience and/or have participated in open overclocking competitions before.

Canada Johan45 says:

OK thanks Massman, am I correct in assuming that the amateur competition doesn't require a ticket?

Belgium Massman says:

That's correct :)

Vietnam Tran Bao says:

The overclocker can at home and bench right?? @xyala

Canada Johan45 says:

Massman said: That's correct :)


OK thanks, it's an 8 hour drive and I just want to be prepped to save any nasty surprises.

kzinti1 says:

Why Canada?
Too many top OCers in the US for you?
Or are you afraid of our police forces?
I don't blame you if you are. I am.

United States MrBreeze says:

I'm in too, going to make the drive up from the states. Very excited for the comp.

@massman, @xyala, for participants in the World Series, what outside tools or equipment are allowed? Modded drivers, stripped OS, tweak software? PSUs, coolers or other ancillary hardware? Or none, i.e., everything will be completely standardized?

Canada Trouffman says:

Hey MrBreeze ! Glad to see you are coming too. Where will you drive from ?

United States MrBreeze says:

Coming up the Northway from New England. 6+ hrs but it'll be worth the drive!

France Xyala says:

Awesome! See you there!

United States MrBreeze says:

Xyala said: Awesome! See you there!


Will we be allowed to use any outside hardware or software for the world series comp, or will everything be standardized and available there?

France Xyala says:

We haven't announced yet the hardware category limitations for the World Series, but I can already tell you that their won't be brand limitations on the hardware for example. I guess things will be around Z87/Z97platforms.

Canada Johan45 says:

Xyala said: We haven't announced yet the hardware category limitations for the World Series, but I can already tell you that their won't be brand limitations on the hardware for example. I guess things will be around Z87/Z97platforms.


We're a couple of weeks away and just wondered if there was any update to this or if it's just going to be a surprise?

United States MrBreeze says:

^^^ Ditto. @Johan45, for Extreme and Elite it's just all BYOH, right? I'm wondering if there's any info on hardware for the Amateur World Series.

Colombia saint19 says:

I ca not go this year... Too much money to spent there and too many bills to pay after the event, so, maybe the next year I can go an meet all of you guys.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Cool man ,start to save up, hope to meet you some day :)

Canada Trouffman says:

We announced the details for the world series for amateur in the lastest The OC show live q&a (s02e03 live q&a) : The OC Show Live Q&A - S02E03: http://youtu.be/zPnX9ZGnkiM World series for amateur hatdware is as follow : G3258 pentium anniversary edition on z97 motherboards (multiple brands) on air cooling. (With enought power on psu, ram and ssds of courses. The hardware is a courtesy of Microbytes. The oc gathering and world series is a BYOC event. Too bad you cannot make it Saint19 ! Start saving for next year ! Note : we will have 1000l of ln2 available for people attending the hwbot world tour, and world series.

Canada Trouffman says:

Johan45 said: We're a couple of weeks away and just wondered if there was any update to this or if it's just going to be a surprise?
As Xyala stated, if you have a recent system, something running on z87 - z97 or more recent you should have your chance. There will be no brand limitation.

Colombia saint19 says:

I hope that you enjoy it guys...have fun and keep pushing it!!!

France dx4picco says:

1000L will go fast for that bunch of people

Canada Trouffman says:

Ln2 arrived yesterday! Its just a matter of hours now before the first overcloclers arrive ^^

Canada Trouffman says:

HWBOT World Tour 2015 NA LanETS Aftermovie: https://youtu.be/9pyw6UCYLp4

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