Wouldn’t it be great to sit down with the world’s most prominent and well known overclockers and have an intimate chat about all things OC? Well, as luck would have it, that’s exactly what we did a few months back during the HWBOT World Tour event in Taipei. The end result is the Overclocker in Focus series – a collection of interviews that explores the origins, histories and innermost thoughts of many of the scene’s most influential people.
As the HWBOT World Tour descended upon Taipei in the aftermath of Computex 2015, we had one of the most comprehensive OC meetups with dozens of overclockers from around the globe all in one space at the same time. It was an opportunity not to be missed. One by one, we sat the guys down (often reluctantly) in front of a camera and asked them about their own personal journeys in overclocking, thoughts on the current scene and what they think lies ahead for future.
We kick off the series with 8Pack, the former World No.1 and a man who needs no introduction from me. 8Pack talks about his background in fitness as well as his thoughts on the maturity and commercial acceptance that overclocking now enjoys as a hobby and a sport. Subsequent interviews include many massive names; Der8auer, Dancop, Rbuass, SniperOZ, Dinos22 and many more, as well as prominent players from Indonesia, Thailand and India who share their thoughts on how the sport is developing and growing in countries not always associated with overclocking.
The are a few motives behind the creation of the Overclocker in Focus series; firstly, it gives us all a chance to get to know more about the person behind the handle, a chance to put a face to a name and get on a more personal level. Secondly, it gives overclockers a platform to put forward their thoughts and opinions on a range of often complex issues.
Finally it also means that we get to canvass a very influential segment of the scene on some very important issues. Let’s be honest, overclockers tend to have lots of thoughts on lots of topics, so it’s great to have the chance to harvest these opinions and lay them out there for us all to digest and ponder.
One is thing certain, overclockers generally agree on nothing so it’s fantastic to have an arena that can spark ideas, debate and perhaps even a vague sense of consensus.
We hope you all enjoy the Overclocker in Focus series …