HWBOT Announces Contest Rules for World Series at LanETS Canada

HWBOT Announces Contest Rules for World Series at LanETS Canada

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The HWBOT World Tour 2016 arrives in Canada on April 15th in time for LanETS, the biggest gaming event in North America. Competitive overclocking takes center stage with both Amateur World Series and Extreme Overclocking contests offering plenty of excitement where great hardware prizes are at stake, plus a chance to appear in the HWBOT World Championship Finals. Today we can bring you more details about contest format and rules.

The central concept of the HWBOT World Tour is to raise the exposure of overclocking with PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Each stop of the World Tour uses a major PC gaming event as a backdrop, providing overclocking Workshops where visitors at the event can learn more about their hardware and gain the basic skills needed to improve system performance.

However, an important part of nurturing the next generation of overclockers also involves exposing them to solid competitive action so that they really do understand the true nature of overclocking as an eSport. For this reason the World Tour also integrates two levels of competitive OC action with World Series events for both Amateur and Extreme players. Let’s take a look at how these contests are setup.


World Series Competition Rules: LanETS Canada

World Series for Amateurs

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The World Series for Amateurs contests will be held during the LanETS with the OC Workshops ostensibly acting as qualification rounds. OC Workshops will be held on April 16th. All benchmarking will be on XTU with 30 minutes given for the qualification rounds and 2 x 15min swap brackets for both Semi-finals and the Final. Note: The four overclockers with the highest XTU score will qualify for the semi finals.

  • April 16th: 30 min OC Workshops plus Qualification Rounds
  • April 17th: Semi-Finals (Late Morning) – Final (Early Afternoon)

World Series for Extreme

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The Extreme World Series contest will start in the afternoon of April 16th. Extreme Overclockers will be given 3 hours for the qualification round benching on XTU, SuperPi 32M, and 3DMark11 Physics. Note: For all these benchmarks the CPUs limited to Skylake @ 5GHz max and 5GHz uncore.

The Extreme Finals will start on the morning of April 17th with two 30 minute segments allowed for the semi-finals.

The Extreme Final will be held on the afternoon of April 17th shortly followed by an Award Ceremony. Note: Benchmarks will be drawn at random from six possible benchmarks: XTU, 3DMark 11 Physics , Cinebench R11.5, Wprime 32M, GPUPI 100M, Reference Clock (BCLK). Each overclocker in each segment will be allowed to veto-out one benchmark.

  • April 16th: Qualification (Afternoon) – 3h
  • April 17th: Semi-Finals (Morning) – Final (Afternoon) – 30min matches

Some important rules details for North America:


Qualifiers:

  • You have to use your own gear.
  • Any Z170 motherboard is allowed
  • CPU is limited to 5G
  • Memory can be everything besides B-die (to make sure everyone is equipped in time)
  • No cooling restrictions, besides … cascades not being allowed.
  • Qualifiers are only for event participants, and scores made at the event at your own place.
  • Qualifiers run from 4pm to 7pm on April 16th – submissions are done through the usual way at OC-Esports (with all the usual rules in regards to validation etc.)


Finals:

  • We will provide you after the qualifier results are validated with: a memory kit (G.Skill Trident Z), and a CPU.
  • All of the above mentioned items are “mandatory”
  • We have four ASUS M8 Hero boards available (one each) for those that don’t have an ASUS motherboard for the final. If you already own, or want to use your own board, this extra board can be your spare. Note: Retail boards only.
  • There is no spare set of hardware. The motherboard is the only component you can swap with your own.
  • Finals are to be played in matches of 30min 1vs1 on a small stage are. Make sure you can move your system.
  • First finals start at 10am on April 17th – be present at 9am!

Don’t forget that both Amateur and Extreme category overclocking contests include some great prizes for the winners including motherboards from ASUS, Seasonic Power Supplies, memory kits from G.SKILL and a “special World Tour edition” benchtable by Streacom. Also, the Extreme Series offers a chance to compete in the World Series Grand Final in Berlin at the end of the year.

Learn more about the HWBOT World Tour here: http://hwbot.org/article/world-tour-2016





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Belgium Massman says:

Best of luck everyone!

Canada Trouffman says:

Best of luck to the contestant !

United States filmbot says:

Thanks for the update! Was looking around for something similar for the last week or so to try to prep.

United States MrBreeze says:

Wait a minute fellas, doesn't everyone have some B-die now? Seems a bit odd to disqualify it now, I know guys in Canada and the US who've been binning it for months…I would vote that it be allowed as long as the people competing in the world series all have access to some, which I'm betting they all do.

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

Also, with how it's worded..... For semi-finals you MUST use an Asus board? Additionally, what if you only have Z87/Z97 gear, are you suddenly no longer allowed to even enter?

United States GtiJason says:

"Memory can be everything besides B-die (to make sure everyone is equipped in time)"

Wait, what... in North America we have been able to buy these since early December 2015. That's four months. Based on the above logic AFR must not be allowed

Canada Rasparthe says:

Oh, oh, all I have is B-Die....

United States MrBreeze says:

B-die or bust baby. The B-die revolution is coming. :D

Germany Bullshooter says:

good luck for all participants

Canada WhiteWulfe says:

Additionally, the South Africa stop didn't have this restriction, so it seems odd to suddenly throw in a "no b-die" restriction in a market that's had bdie for several months readily available, especially for an event with "world series" in it's title and therefore one would assume the rules would remain the same across each stop in order to keep things "even and fair" between every stop.

United States MrBreeze says:

All jokes and gripes aside staff, can we get some clarification on this? If the goal is "to make sure everyone is equipped in time" as the post says, I can tell you for sure that Rasparthe and I are scrambling to get some non-B-die RAM that would be competitive (E-die or AFR) and that it may not get here in time for either of us, and that I suspect that others are in the same boat. So I think paradoxically the rule may make sure that some of us are NOT equipped in time.

Belgium Massman says:

Hey guys, sorry for the delay on this one! Needed the weekend to catch up on ZZZ. We will allow B-die since everyone seems to have it and wants to use it. [MENTION=55202]WhiteWulfe[/MENTION]: the restriction is indeed Z170. I will check if we can allow Z97, but we don't want to make this a qualifier where you need multiple setups to win (Z97 can be faster in SuperPI 32M). If we allow it, it would be required to use a single platform for all benchmarks. The qualifier is open to all hardware - from the semi-final forward there is indeed a restriction on the components.

Canada Rasparthe says:

Thanks for the reply, found some cheap E-die anyway so all-good.

United States MrBreeze says:

Thanks for the change Massman, can you update the OP to reflect this? See you Saturday.

United States filmbot says:

Anyone who has flown with hardware before have tips on what to bring or what to expect? Planning on packing my bag with all the hardware and cooling I can fit but only flown once lifetime and that wasn't with hardware so looking to see if I'll have any issues through security and the like.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

filmbot said: Anyone who has flown with hardware before have tips on what to bring or what to expect?

Planning on packing my bag with all the hardware and cooling I can fit but only flown once lifetime and that wasn't with hardware so looking to see if I'll have any issues through security and the like.


If you bring a pot, expect to have your stuff searched and explain what it's used for. It may be helpful to have photos and the like ready to show them. I got lucky and the TSA guy was on OCN and even knew who I was but otherwise... you're going to have a lot of explaining to do!

United States filmbot says:

xxbassplayerxx said: If you bring a pot, expect to have your stuff searched and explain what it's used for. It may be helpful to have photos and the like ready to show them. I got lucky and the TSA guy was on OCN and even knew who I was but otherwise... you're going to have a lot of explaining to do!


Thanks for the heads up :celebration: Hopefully everything will go smoothly.

Also, sorry guys for the OT in this thread. Meant to post in the other one :p

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