HWBOT Country Cup 2016 Kicks Off November 1

HWBOT Country Cup 2016 Kicks Off November 1

The quest to find out which country has the best overclockers in the world in 2016 is almost upon us. The HWBOT Country Cup 2016 kicks off in just a matter of days, pitting country against country across six gruelling stages that promise to be the truest test of overclocking pedigree. The contest starts on November 1st and closes the day before Christmas eve with prizes, as well as lots of kudos lined up for the winners.

In previous years we’ve seen wins from Romania (2x), Poland and Greece, but in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the Australians were the top global force to be reckoned with, producing three displays of such dominance that they barely dropped a point. Will they be in the ascendancy once again in 2016, or are their natives of other countries willing to put their OC creedance on the line and go for the win? Could Germany finally flex their OC teamwork muscles, or perhaps the US will find a winning team ethic. And let’s not underestimate the Belgians after their recent Team Cup exploits. An intriguing battle lies ahead, that is the only certainty.


The HWBOT Country Cup 2016: November 1st – December 23rd

Hosted on OC-EPORTS and running from November 1st to December 23rd, the Country Cup is pretty much the World Cup of Overclocking and it really is quite an epic and gruelling contest. It consists of six separate stages that challenges the best overclockers from around the world to bench on the best hardware they can lay their hands on.


HWBOT Country Cup 2016 Stages

The stages of the Country Cup work a little differently from most other contests on HWBOT. Each stage requires a number of submissions, each from a different overclocker using a different CPU or graphics card. This helps to enhance the team nature of the contest, favoring the team that can best organize themselves for optimal scoring. Here are the stages as defined in close cooperation with the Community Competition Task Force

All but one of the above stage require multiple scores from different team members, using different hardware. A real test of a team’s ability to be organized when deciding who benches on what. The final stage however will be a straight up battle to see who has the edge in extreme multi-GPU overclocking.


HWBOT Country Cup 2016 Prizes

For this year’s Country Cup we are fortunate to have some great prizes up for grabs:

Winning Country

  • G.SKILL F4-4000C19D-16GTZKW
  • G.SKILL F4-3600C16D-16GTZKW
  • G.SKILL F4-3733C17D-16GTZSW
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5
  • Kingpincooling Combo Pack (F1 Dark + Tek-9 FAT)
  • EVGA Epower

Second Place

  • G.SKILL F4-4000C19D-16GTZKW
  • G.SKILL F4-3733C17D-16GTZSW
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5
  • Kingpincooling Venom
  • EVGA Epower

Third Place

  • G.SKILL F4-3600C16D-16GTZKW
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6
  • GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5
  • EVGA Epower

3DMark Vantage Performance

  • Open Benchtable


For more details visit the contest page on OC-ESPORTS: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/country_cup_2016

This year marks the eighth edition of the Country Cup competition from HWBOT. We hope that it will once again prove to be as competitive and exciting as ever. If you are interesting in joining a team and getting involved, check out the contest page above. If you have a notion of national pride, this is the contest to follow. Good luck to all!





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