HWBOT Country Cup 2010

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HWBOT Country Cup 2010

The HWBOT Country Cup is back! After waiting more than a year for the second edition of our very successful Country Cup 2009, a new challenge has arrived. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the HWBOT Country Cup competition series is, unlike most of the other competitions held throughout the year, all about the national pride. When you clock, you clock for your country. After all, the ranking is not based on a single submission but on the top-3 average submissions per country. In addition to last year’s rules, the top-3 must use different (!) hardware.

This year’s edition is a little less stressing than last year. Instead of holding one stage per week, we are launching one stage per two days and let them open until the very last day of the competition. In spirit of the Country Cup we are keeping the stage limitations a secret until the day before the start of the competition. Note that the stage names already contain a hint of the benchmark and hardware limitations, which can come in handy for making sure you have all the right gear. Know, however, that each stage has very specific limitations …

For the winners, we’re currently in the process of trying to find appropriate prizes. Stay tuned for more information!

Important note: competition scheme adjusted slightly; each stage lasts 15/16 days – last stage starts when first stage ends.


Indonesia placid says:


Belgium leeghoofd says:

Country Cup editon 2011 ?

United States Linuxfan says:

Cool I'll definitely see where I can jump in possibly here! Was quite interesting last time around. :D Go USA, lets see some real scores here!

Belgium Massman says:

Leeghoofd said: Country Cup editon 2011 ?

... is going to launch Dec'11 :)

Romania IraqI_Freedom says:

i bet romania will take it once more

Belgium Massman says:

That's a blunt statement :)

Sweden Calathea says:

Hey Massman, could you add a "This competition is being discussed on 42 sites. View them here" kind of thing like last year?

Belgium Massman says:

Calathea said: Hey Massman, could you add a "This competition is being discussed on 42 sites. View them here" kind of thing like last year?

Yes! Good idea!


Some bug is preventing the flags from being shown. Will be fixed soon :).

Romania Monstru says:

Me don't like two things... 1. Dec 24 - Jan 24 FFS!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?! 2. All stages are open till the end? No more strategy and consistency here if any team can come in the last week and upload all the scores. Unfortunately, this is needed because the "dec 24 - jan 24 FFS" factor :)

Belgium Massman says:

What's wrong with the start/end date?

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Like we say "I don't like the celebration night on 31st-14th" :D It's all about holidays.

Belgium Massman says:

The second point (strategy) was valid, so I fiddled a bit with the competition scheme. Each stage lasts 15/16 days - last stage starts when first stage ends. Holiday season is no excuse :D

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Holiday isn't but alcohol is :D

Belgium Massman says:

In my experience, alcohol helps during overclocking :D

Colombia saint19 says:

Why only core clock for AMD?, obviously the CH series has a good advantage on this contest.

Belgium Massman says:

core clock?

Romania matose says:

Buahahaha.... let's roll :D!

Hong Kong lccc37 says:

Is Hong Kong a country?

Belgium Massman says:

lccc37 said: Is Hong Kong a country?

Yes, in our database it is :)

Belgium richba5tard says:

We use the ISO 3166 list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1

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