More Than 180 Amateurs Participated in the MSI OC Academy Workshop and Finals in Poitiers, France
April 15, 2016 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings today confirms the enormous success of the HWBOT Tour 2016 stop and the MSI OC Academy Workshop at Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France last weekend. The MSI OC Academy Workshop attracted more enthusiasts, gamers and amateur overclockers than in any previous HWBOT World Tour event.
More than 180 attendees passed through the MSI OC Academy, including complete newcomers many of whom had literally never tweaked or tuned a PC before. In conjunction with partners MSI, Seasonic, Klevv and Streacom, HWBOT supplied PC systems where seasoned, local overclockers gave formal tutorials and advice about how to overclock a modern PC.
“Participation levels with new and amateur overclockers at Gamers Assembly was unprecedented, reaching so many visitors, many of whom experienced the thrill of Overclocking for the first time,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “In terms of engagement and interaction the MSI OC Academy has set a benchmark for subsequent HWBOT World Tour events.”
After acquiring basic overclocking skills, attendees were then invited to spend 30 minutes tweaking a Skylake-based PC system using the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU). 160 new overclockers managed to submit a score to the OC-ESPORTS platform, with the top four score submissions earning their places in the MSI MOA Europe Amateur contest.
To check all of the submissions from all 160 amateur overclockers, visit the OC-ESPORTS contest page here: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/ws16_eu_amateur_q
The visit of the HWBOT Tour 2016 at Gamers Assembly in France would not have been possible without the involvement of event title partner MSI, providing hardware support and prizes for both MSI MOA 2016 Europe, and MSI OC ACADEMY:
“Our involvement with the HWBOT World Tour proved to be a fantastic opportunity for MSI to engage with PC enthusiasts, gamers and of course, the next generation of overclockers.” said Christopher Besse, Community Marketing Manager, MSI. “It was great to see so many overclockers, both amateur and extreme, benching on MSI motherboards, a testimony to our engineering strengths as a company.”
The successful attendance at the Gamers Assembly by HWBOT and the World Tour would not have been possible without the co-operation and assistance of partners and event organizers FuturoLAN:
“For us, the involvement of the MOA OC Academy was a huge revelation at this year’s Gamers Assembly,” said Désiré Koussawo, Honorary President at FuturoLAN. “With both a Pro OC area and a public booth, MOA allowed event attendees to discover and enjoy this new competitive eSport. Overclocking is now a full part of our gaming event concept.”
Gamers Assembly also saw the first major meetup of the French Federation of OverClocking (FFOC), a structured and representative body setup to represent the interests of French overclockers of all levels on the international stage.
“We had a great time sharing our knowledge with people who were discovering overclocking for the first time. In fact, I was amazed by the number of people who wanted to try the OC workshop,” commented Remy Faurie, Head of Events . “We had a lot of fun explaining overclocking to a new generation of people. We hope some will join the OC league and succeed to become seasoned overclockers like Orion24 who joined us last year after the workshop.”
HWBOT World Tour 2016
The HWBOT World Tour is a series of overclocking events held at various locations around the world throughout the year. The aim is to provide a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete. To help nurture the next generation of overclockers, the World Tour provides open overclocking workshops that offer an overclocking experience where first timers can learn simple tricks and tweaks that can improve their system’s performance.
No overclocking event would be complete without some real competitive OC action. Each World Tour event integrates overclocking contests for both amateur and extreme overclocking. Both Amateur and Extreme category overclocking contests include some great prizes for the winners, while the Extreme Series also offers a chance to compete in the World Championship in Berlin at the end of the year.
Learn more about the HWBOT World Tour here: http://hwbot.org/article/world-tour-2016
Since its inception in 2006, HWBOT has grown to become the world’s leading platform for competitive overclocking. With a global headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, HWBOT serves a growing and dynamic community of over 100,000 overclockers and welcomes 1.25 million visitors per year with a staff of just 22 dedicated people. HWBOT provides a dynamic platform for overclocking that include the OC-Esports.io competition platform, the World Tour events, the Overclockers League and the HWBOT historical database. We are partnered with leading players in the PC hardware industry including ASUS, GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, Intel, Kingston HyperX, and MSI and others.
The HWBOT Mission
- Evangelize overclocking
- Convert enthusiasts in to passionate overclockers
- Support the community
- Further professionalize extreme overclocking