In the truly top echelons of Elite Overclocking there are only a handful of players that have held the title of Worldwide No.1. Our guest today on Overclocker in Focus in fact holds the No.1 birth in Worldwide, Elite League, National and Team rankings. Allow us to introduce Dancop from Germany. Statistically speaking, the best overclocker in the world right now.
The Interview Transcript
HWBOT: Hi Dancop. It’s great to have you on the Overclocker in Focus Series. Can you please introduce yourself.
Dancop: My name is Daniel in real life and on HWBOT I’m called Dancop. I come from Germany, have three kids at home, married luckily. Two dogs. So that’s who I am.
HWBOT: What is your educational background?
Dancop: I studied industrial engineering and I’m currently working for a big company in Germany as a key account manager, traveling all over Europe. Selling
screws and tools and whatever.
HWBOT: When and why did you start overclocking?
Dancop: I started overclocking say eight years ago, on water. Yeah, a step by step career. After water, a little phase a then a little bit DICE and yeah… Two years ago I started with LN2.
In general it was a slow computer and there was a guy called der8auer, [laughs] who just brought me a pot and said do it the right way and not with water. And then I was addicted pretty much.
HWBOT: What has been your greatest achievement?
Dancop: When I think back in overclocking career it is one moment in Russia, Moscow where I won with BenchBros together there – AOOC 2014. And then there were several other good moments also at home.
HWBOT: How do you see the overclocking scene today?
Dancop: When I compare the start of my career with cold overlocking, I mean LN2, there was not that high level like it is right now. I mean, for me I think the level is much higher due to a smaller field of overlockers, but yeah, much better overlockers.
HWBOT: Where do you see overclocking in five years from now?
Dancop: When I think to the future of Overlocking, there might be a bit more Professional Overclocking. Which means more sponsors, more competitions. I mean, we saw in the last year we had much more overclocking competitions than the year before and the year before so… I think it will grow up to a professional eSport, hopefully.
HWBOT: What do you think of Taiwan?
Dancop: It’s nice, very nice. Compared to some other countries like China. I was in Shanghai once so.. yeah it’s much more relaxed here in Taiwan and I like this country. It’s the first time for me in Taiwan and I think it’s much more relaxed than other countries in Asia. Compared to Russia.. ok. Completely an other culture but… I like Taiwan.
HWBOT: Your advice to someone just getting started?
Dancop: If I could give any advice to young overclockers I think… Passion, passion and a bit more passion is totally important to do this. Like I did it in the last six months for example. Yeah, a lot of time and yeah a lot of money for LN2 is important to reach very good scores. But the most important is be very precise in what you do and you should never give up.
If you want to hear more from Dancop, you can check out this interview from earlier this year where he discusses his approach to Overlocking in more detail and more: http://hwbot.org/news/11787_overclocker_in_profile_an_interview_with_dancop/