Indonesia Victorious in First Country Cup Stage – Next Three to Close in 2 Days!

It came to a surprise of many that the winner of the first closing stage (Stage #8) turns out to be Indonesia. In our previous news article we presented the table of the top 5, and Indonesia ranked fourth at the time. But everyone was looking at the big countries such as USA, Germany, or Australia. In an interesting turn of events, Indonesia came out victorious with a not-so small lead of 3 seconds over Australia, and 5 seconds over Romania.

The biggest victim of the final (sandbag)-stretch seems to be the USA. The team fell back from first place to fifth, but due to the point algorithm only lost 8 points overall. The rest of the Country Cup is coming up rather quickly now, with the next three stages closing in less than three days! The USA is leading in two of those, but might see heavy fire from Indonesia and Australia. Noteworthy is the performance of France this year. They came in sixth in the SuperPI 32M stage, are currently leading in Stage 5, and runner-up in stage 6. The next stages are going to be more important. Not only the points for the winners increase, but also the slope of the point algorithm increases. This means that losing a spot will cause you to lose more points than in the previous stage.

Rank
Country Time
#1
id Indonesia 8min 11sec 830ms
#2
au Australia 8min 14sec 690ms
#3
ro Romania 8min 16sec 980ms
#4
de Germany 8min 17sec 320ms
#5
us United States 8min 17sec 590ms
#6
fr France 8min 28sec 270ms
#7
pl Poland 8min 42sec 210ms
#8
be Belgium 8min 46sec 640ms
#9
se Sweden 8min 55sec 360ms
#10
gb United Kingdom 9min 13sec 610ms

In any case, congratulations to Indonesia especially but also Australia and Romania for finishing in the top-3 of Stage 8. Good luck in the next stages!

(PS: with 1,500 submissions and nearly 400 participants, this year’s Country Cup is the largest competition we’ve ever hosted!)

Here are some system pictures of the winning team!

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Belgium Massman says:

Congratulations!!

United States Splave says:

Sand bag is fun.......lol I always submitted my best but will stop doing so. Lame but necessary it seems.

Indonesia xgamespati says:

mantap

Indonesia speed.fastest says:

:)

Indonesia placid says:

Thx to JagatReview Team (y)

Indonesia aliey29 says:

Thank's all to jagat review team :)

Indonesia yudhiagust says:

Jagat OC Team josss.. :D

Germany der8auer says:

Splave said: Sand bag is fun.......lol I always submitted my best but will stop doing so. Lame but necessary it seems.


^^^^^this... Sandbagging is just so annoying and ruins everything. The goal should be to have a score which nobody can't beat anyway. Submitting in the last minute is pretty cowardly.

websmile says:

Too bad we couldn´t compete on the 4 k laptops, but germany is a poor country and we also rarely get samples :D - at least we can ask for junk medal for best average desktop scores lol - grats to the top 3:)

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Sometimes it's necessary for these competitions, e.g. if your screenshot reveals the thing which gives you advantage, but otherwise I agree.
I've posted my best scores so far and I guess final ones for the benchmarks I have scores at all.

I liked the 8th stage more with the 5GHz cap. Not saying Indonesian guys don't have skills, ofcourse they do and are very strong every year, but in this stage skill meant nothing.
Noone beat my 3770K score and I didn't even push hard, cause I knew it won't matter in the end...
With a 5GHz cap it would have been different, eliminating these laptops.

Just my 5 cents. Congrats to Indonesia and other countries. We're out this year, but still will fight until the end with whatever hardware we have. Hopefully will at least manage to close all stages, although it seems a little out of reach at the moment.

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

Not a fan of the sandbag, but it seems a necessary strategy unless you nail it right off the bat with a WR. Even then it seems as though a backup of two is necessary.

Indonesia hendra.poltangan says:

ajiib dah indonesia. JR joss

Germany Luebke says:

[QUOTE=der8auer]Sandbagging is just so annoying and ruins everything.[/QUOTE]
yeah it´s a pity but i have no idea how it could be changed :(
the contest would be much more exciting if you allways could see the performance of all teams/countries. i found the battle at this point http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=92359 very exciting, but finally it was worthles. if you look 1 hour before a stage ends, the scores are worthles, because you don´t know the real scores, that would be uploadet minutes before stage ends... :(

[QUOTE=Splave]Lame but necessary it seems. [/QUOTE]
jep. hope you guys keep pushing for first place :)

hey, whats about that: points for each day of leading the competition next time? :O
in that case every team would do it´s best each day :D

websmile says:

This will never change - simply adapt :)

Germany Luebke says:

[QUOTE=I.nfraR.ed]We're out this year, ...[/QUOTE]
it´s a pity :(
[QUOTE=I.nfraR.ed]...but still will fight until the end with whatever hardware we have.[/QUOTE]
I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good final rank for you. keep pushing :celebration:

GENiEBEN says:

I.nfraR.ed said: With a 5GHz cap it would have been different, eliminating these laptops.


5GHZ AMD/pre-sk1366 won't touch those beast 4700/4930 mobiles either.

Indonesia yash_yulian says:

jagat OC awesome (y)

United States steponz says:

one of the reasons why competitions should make it more enticing for you to always submit right away.. how? who knows... maybe prizes each week.. ??? the end will definitely be interesting...

Germany der8auer says:

Interesting could be an additional prize for the country/team which held the throne for the longest time. So people would try to become first during the whole competition.

K404 says:

I knew this conversation would be picked up by other people eventually :D

United States steponz says:

That's a great idea.......

Puerto Rico chispy says:

Congratulations to the winners !

Australia Dinos22 says:

Nothing wrong with Indonesia taking it out whichever way they please. Nothing cowardly about it, congrats guys. Keep it up! Funny that a lot of you are so against something that you will then do exactly that the next time.... I don't know about you fellas but comps are meant to be fun win or lose

United States steponz says:

Not at all.. congrats guys.. This is how all the comps are made.. so use it to your advantage :)

Germany der8auer says:

It was not meant against indonesia :) Don't get me wrong. The win was well deserved especially with that laptop result. Apart from the APUs the country cup really was great so far! :D

Germany Luebke says:

[QUOTE=dinos22]I don't know about you fellas but comps are meant to be fun win or lose [/QUOTE] and they coud be fun too, to follow the "race" for top-positions. but they aren´t because there is nothing to see ;) of course there are a lot of users in everey country using "sandbagging", also usa and germany (has nothing to do with indonesia! and nothing special to the country cup, but every contest). but for me as observer it´s boring :( and for teams, who are in good positions until the last hour it´s disappointing...

Australia t8y says:

meanwhile, some of us were actually still doing runs right up til close time lol.
my submit was the best i had, done within that hour iirc.

this was mainly due to hardware issues and being waaay off my usual times, though.


but just sayin

Germany Luebke says:

ok but i like the idea of extra-points for leading the contest ^_^ in that case there would always be a hard fight for the toppositions like a race =)

Germany der8auer says:

t8y said: meanwhile, some of us were actually still doing runs right up til close time lol.
my submit was the best i had, done within that hour iirc.

this was mainly due to hardware issues and being waaay off my usual times, though.


but just sayin


Same here. Time management is hard this year lol. Trying to OC my 8500 GT PCI now :D

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