HWBOT Announces Rules for MSI MOA 2016 Europe at Gamers Assembly

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HWBOT Announces Rules for MSI MOA 2016 Europe at Gamers Assembly

From March 26th to 28th, HWBOT is inviting PC enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers based in Europe to join the HWBOT World Tour 2016 as it participates at the Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France.

Promising to be the biggest overclocking event of the year, the European leg of the World Tour will include Overclocking Workshops for first timers and amateurs, plus Overclocking World Series contests for both Amateurs and Extreme overclockers. Today we are pleased to confirm details about the structure and rules of the World Series contests and the fantastic prizes on offer.


MSI MOA 2016 Europe: Extreme

The Extreme World Series contest at Gamers Assembly, sponsored by MSI, is an Overclocking competition for Extreme overclockers attending the event. Among a bounty of attractive prizes on offer, the eventual MOA 2016 Europe Champion will also be rewarded with a place in the HWBOT World Championship 2016 in Berlin at the end of the year.

In terms of structure, the MSI MOA 2016 Europe contest will consist of Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals (including a Third Place playoff).



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Qualification Round (Sunday March 27th – Afternoon):

Extreme Overclockers will be given 3 hours for the qualification round, benching on the benchmarks; XTU, SuperPi 32M, and 3DMark 11 Physics. Note: For all these benchmarks the CPUs will be limited to Skylake @ 5GHz max and 5GHz uncore. Memory will be provided by event sponsors Klevv. Any Z170 motherboard allowed.

Quarterfinals (Monday March 28th – Morning):

The top eight overclockers from the Qualification Round will be invited to compete in 1v1 contests lasting 30 mins. Benchmarks will be drawn with one veto allowed for each overclocker. Benchmarks include XTU, SuperPi 1M, Reference Clock, 3DMark 11 Physics, Wprime 32M, Cinebench R11.5.

Semifinal (Monday March 28th – Early Afternoon):

Again, overclockers compete in 1v1 30 mins contests. Benchmarks drawn from XTU, SuperPi 1M, Reference Clock, 3DMark 11 Physics, Wprime 32M, Cinebench R11.5. One veto per overclocker.

Final (Monday March 28th – Mid-Afternoon):

Final and Third Place playoffs again involve 1v1 30 mins sessions using one of the same six benchmarks drawn at random. One veto per overclocker.


Additional Rules and Limitations

For both Quarterfinals and Semifinals, overclockers are asked to come prepared with a setup at ambient temperature. Each overclocker can veto a benchmark at the start of each round. From the Quarterfinal stage, SSDs with stock Windows 10 and pre-installed benchmarks will be provided. Other hardware will be provided and include – an MSI XPower motherboard (note: overclockers can use their own MSI XPower motherboard, and use the MSI provided board as backup. Retail boards only.), a Seasonic P-760 PSU, KLEVV CRAS Memory, plus Intel Core i7 6700K processors. No extra spare hardware is provided.


MSI OC Academy Finals

The MSI OC Academy offers overclocking classes for amateurs taught by local overclockers, providing an ideal environment for first time overclockers to get hands on with a new sport. The MSI OC Academy Finals brings the most adept MSI OC Academy attendees together in a competitive environment where prizes are on offer for the winners.

Qualification Round (March 26th – 27th):

The MSI OC Academy ostensibly acts as qualification rounds for the Finals. Held throughout the weekend from 10am to 8pm, amateur overclockers will be given the opportunity to show the skills they have acquired. All benching will use the XTU (Intel Extreme Tuning Utility) benchmark.

Semifinals and Finals (March 28th – Morning):

The most competent and talented four amateur overclockers from the OC Academy will be invited to compete in the Academy Finals on Monday, March 28th.

Overclockers will compete in two 15 minute head to head sessions; i.e. swapping systems after 15 mins to ensure an equal playing field for both (scores from both 15 minute sessions will be combined to make a final score). The winners of the Semifinals will compete head to head in a Final round, using the same format, to decide the MSI OC Academy Champion.


MSI MOA 2016 Europe: Competition Prizes

Our sponsors MSI, Seasonic and KLEVV are also offering great prizes for both Amateur and Extreme World Series overclocking contests in Poitiers, France. The winners, runners up and third place finishers of each contest will take home the following:


MSI MOA 2016 Europe (Extreme)

1st Place:

  • Ticket to HWBOT World Championship
  • USD $3000
  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE Motherboard
  • KLEVV CRAS Memory
  • Streacom BC1 “Special HWT 2016 Edition” Benchtable

2nd Place:

  • USD $2,000
  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE Motherboard

3rd Place:

  • USD $1,000
  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • KLEVV CRAS Memory


MSI OC Academy Finals

1st Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard
  • KLEVV CRAS Memory
  • Streacom BC1 “Special HWT 2016 Edition” Benchtable

2nd Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

3rd Place:

    Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply

    KLEVV CRAS Memory


MSI MOA 2016 Europe – Predict The Score on OC-ESPORTS

The MSI MOA 2016 Europe – Predict The Score Contest in partnership with HWBOT gives a chance to all MSI motherboard users to win alongside the MSI MOA 2016 Europe participants at the HWBOT World Tour 2016 in Poitiers, France. The competition starts on March 14 and rules until March 26, the day before the MOA 2016 Europe live qualifier. As the title of the competition states, your task is to predict the top score of each stage in the live qualifier. To participate, submit your overclocking result to each competition stage. The winner is the overclocker who comes closest to the winning score in the stage at the Live Qualifier. Note: we will know the “target” on March 26. Good luck!

To learn more, visit the Predict The Score contest page: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/msi_moa16eu_predict


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Belgium Massman says:

More details on the rules of both the live competition and the online contest!

websmile says:

Big contest, good to see MOA is still there

Italy RULE says:

I've understand correct the rules for qualifier? I can qualify for the MOA with an impact? :)

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