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.
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.