Update #2! HyperX OC Takeover Season III Qualifier from October 19 to November 8; Final December 16 and 17

Even though we're at the dawn of winter in the northern hemisphere, it's getting HOT for overclocking. The HyperX OC TakeOver qualifier details will soon be announced at HWBOT and OC-ESPORTS, but here's what we can already give away:

There will be one global qualifier for all tickets to the grand final at the end of this year. The tickets are divided by region with a little twist. The hardware limitations require HyperX memory, a Skylake CPU, and of course a matching Z170 motherboard. As reigning champion, Xtreme Addict will attend to defend his back to back titles from the previous two editions of HOT. The finals will take place in the middle of December in California. The prize pool will be the same like last year, so stay tuned for the final announcement.

UPDATE 13/10

More details on the HyperX OC Takeover Season III Qualifier and Final are now available on the Qualifier competition page. The qualifiers will be held from October 19 until November 8, with two tickets for North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia each. One Wild Card ticket is available for a top-20 finisher who doesn't qualify via the regular qualification. The finals will be held in the HyperX Headquarters in California on December 15 and 16 later this year.

Participants compete in Maximum Memory Clock, XTU at 5GHz, and 3DMark11 Physics Full Out. The hardware is limited to Kingston and HyperX memory as well as the Skylake Z170 platform. Important: only 4c4t is allowed, which means Core i7 6700K users have to disable hyper-threading to participate.

For more information, check out the Rules tab on the Qualifier competition page. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE 19/10

The final competition page is now up and running. Check the prize tab for specifics on the weekly prize bundles. We wish everyone the best of luck!


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Belgium Massman says:

Who's hungry? :celebration:

United States Splave says:

Starving!

Romania Alex@ro says:

Ok..this will be tough..brong it on!

Belgium Massman says:

To the Iranian overclockers: there will be a detailed list of which countries are not eligible for this competition. Sadly enough, US law puts restrictions on US companies. That is something HyperX or HWBOT cannot do anything about. Feel free to share your opinion and views on HyperX OC TakeOver in this topic, but keep it civil please. There is no need for faul language or swearing. Thank you! :)

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

Computer restrictions removed since 2012 or older! But seems some companies like kingstone (even intel) are sad! This year i will ask it from IR goverment.

its not neccessery to remove a post completly because of only one word! You can edit that.

United States Gunslinger says:

Mr. DB! said: US Fu**ing law?!
is that rules must apply after competition?!
did u know how much those OCer pay for that competition?!
here in online Medias and sports sections, competitiors are the same, no matter where they live, their skin color, they rich or poor,
its directly means racism
u and ur media must be avoid that, every OCers and power users are friends in this site (which government can feel that a Muslim friend with a Jew (I and Truff)
who care?!
you,hwbot.org, kingstone or us governments?!
if u want do that, plz remove Iran form ur list, (maybe US law punishing hwbot.org because Iranian active there!! like yahoo, Amazon or other websites :|)
you know wht I say and its your site and u must be handle that... if its wrong plz start a pool about Iranian activities in Hwbot


:rolleyes:

This is not an HWBOT or HyperX issue, and it's damn sure not racism.

This is simply a U.S. Government vs. Iranian Government issue.

Iran Mr. DB! says:

Gunslinger said: :rolleyes:

This is not an HWBOT or HyperX issue, and it's damn sure not racism.

This is simply a U.S. Government vs. Iranian Government issue.


Its done after 2012, there is no embargo about computer parts!
they know but close their eyes!

Brazil Rbuass says:

From my way of view, HWBOT should be Neutral always, and need to recommend and accept competitions with no this kind of limitations. Please be out of this and inform Kingston Team that the war is not overclockers war, but stupid government rules. Let the overclockers play together. With respect... my opinion.

Brazil Schenckel bros says:

if the United States got into trouble .. It is easy to solve .. just organize the championship final in another location .. sorry for my poor Inglês..

Iran Don_Corleone says:

As far as i know overclocking is an esport, so let not mix that with political view. Just in last few months iranian and us sport teams faced each other in both usa and iran and nothing special happened, just some matches. So, why overclocking is different? Here we cannot face americans? Speaking as iranian overclockers community, we dont have any problems with our american friends.

United States Random says:

Its the same as last year, i dont see why you are choosing now to get bent out of shape.

Germany der8auer says:

I also don't get why you don't understand that HWBOT can't do anything about it. It's a political problem of the United States. What would you do about that lol?

Belgium Massman says:

Maybe we can reach out to Sepp Blatter for guidance?








:cool:

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

[MENTION=47]Massman[/MENTION] it's not like he's busy anymore anyway ;)

Canada Trouffman says:

Guys, Nothing can be done for that. Even tho it sucks that some countries are banned because of usa political stand. Btw... my personal views or religions have nothing to do with this especially when it is erronerous. Glad to see HyperX putting the HOT again ! I wish this to be streamed thia time, as it's been a long time requested thing :)

Iran Mr. DB! says:

Dear massman, FYI Embargo abt computer parts removed after 2012!

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Why don't you take this up with Kingston then instead of just arguing here which will get you nowhere?

France marmott says:

So let's clarify a few things:

- "no embargo on computer parts after 2012": there is a slight difference between exporting computer hardware to Iran and flying someone to Iran to take part in a contest with potential prizes in cash and goods. By the way you still need a license to export goods to Iran if you are a US company, it's given on a case by case basis and it can take months to get if not years.

- "HWBOT should be Neutral always, and need to recommend and accept competitions with no this kind of limitations": how is HWBOT not neutral? I don't share your opinion that because a few countries can't take part (Iran is not the only country being restricted) we should not organize HOT at all. And please stop talking about war, this is not a war.

- "if the United States got into trouble .. It is easy to solve .. just organize the championship final in another location ": thanks for the tip but it has nothing to do with where the competition is taking place, everything to do with Kingston Technology being a US company with a HQ in the US.

All in all this is a crappy situation we have no control over, trust me it would make our lives much easier if there was no restrictions like this.

Iran mohammad2284 says:

On the contrary, First of all we have no problem with american guys an we are friend... But this issue has nothing to do with sanctions and governments.mostly personal ideas are interfering in this which are very rude and offensive. I hope my opinion be wrong. If the rules of america made this problem,you can solve it by holding out the competition in another country...if,if and if you want that iranian ocers play in game. Whit respect...

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

mohammad2284 said: On the contrary,
First of all we have no problem with american guys an we are friend...
But this issue has nothing to do with sanctions and governments.mostly personal ideas are interfering in this which are very rude and offensive.
I hope my opinion be wrong.
If the rules of america made this problem,you can solve it by holding out the competition in another country...if,if and if you want that iranian ocers play in game.
Whit respect...


If you read the previous comment you'll understand why this isn't an option.

South Africa Vivi says:

sigh at date middle of december

South Africa DrWeez says:

sigh at divided by region

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

my body is ready.

Belgium Massman says:

mohammad2284 said: On the contrary,
First of all we have no problem with american guys an we are friend...
But this issue has nothing to do with sanctions and governments.mostly personal ideas are interfering in this which are very rude and offensive.
I hope my opinion be wrong.
If the rules of america made this problem,you can solve it by holding out the competition in another country...if,if and if you want that iranian ocers play in game.
Whit respect...


Mohammad, it's quite the contrary. If we follow personal ideas, then of course the competition would be open to anyone in the world. In particular HWBOT has always supported the Iranian overclocking community. For example, in 2010 we helped organize the Iranian online qualification for GOOC.

Hosting the competition in a different country does not change the fact that HyperX is an US company that operates under US law.

United States Splave says:


Sorry to my Iranian friends, we are somewhat conditioned through the media etc to think you are all evil. :( If it were up to me Id let you in...

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

marmott said: So let's clarify a few things:

- "no embargo on computer parts after 2012": there is a slight difference between exporting computer hardware to Iran and flying someone to Iran to take part in a contest with potential prizes in cash and goods. By the way you still need a license to export goods to Iran if you are a US company, it's given on a case by case basis and it can take months to get if not years.

- "HWBOT should be Neutral always, and need to recommend and accept competitions with no this kind of limitations": how is HWBOT not neutral? I don't share your opinion that because a few countries can't take part (Iran is not the only country being restricted) we should not organize HOT at all. And please stop talking about war, this is not a war.

- "if the United States got into trouble .. It is easy to solve .. just organize the championship final in another location ": thanks for the tip but it has nothing to do with where the competition is taking place, everything to do with Kingston Technology being a US company with a HQ in the US.

All in all this is a crappy situation we have no control over, trust me it would make our lives much easier if there was no restrictions like this.


Ok but you could send prizes from another place like hwbot at least, Because its not about embargo. Right? So dont talk about US law ;)

Belgium Massman says:

That's what we asked the legal team for last year, actually. As it turns out, US companies are not allowed to engage in trade with foreign companies that engage in trade with Iranian companies :(.

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

Yes i know, but we are not companie.

United States Random says:

Stop trying to start drama where there is none. Massman, hwbot, and kingston did all they can do.

Is this facebook? Keep on insinuating the people that are trying to help you, are racist and trying to ostracize you. That sure is gonna motivate them to help you guys more.

Iran Mr. DB! says:

insinuating?!
LOL!!
who?! Iranian?!
did u know whts happen in last HOC?!
I think its not ur game!

United States Random says:

Are any of you lawyers familiar with us trade laws? Frankly unless you can cite article, section, and clause, that supports what you are saying, you are just trying to stir trouble.

Iran Mr. DB! says:

Random said: Are any of you lawyers familiar with us trade laws? Frankly unless you can cite article, section, and clause, that supports what you are saying, you are just trying to stir trouble.

here u r! :)
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/30/4381592/us-removes-sanctions-on-computer-exports-to-iran

United States Random says:

Thats not legal text.

I mean article in the other definition not a newspaper clipping
"article(Distinct section of a writing),*noun*chapter,clause,*contractual clause,*division,*item,*portion,*proviso,res,*section,*subject,*term of reference*
Associated concepts:*article in a statute, paragraph of a statute, subdivision of a statute"

Iran Mr. DB! says:

Random said: Thats not legal text.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-05-29/u-s-to-ease-iran-sanctions-on-laptops-mobile-phones
is that enough?!

United States Gunslinger says:

Let's talk about the actual competition and leave the politics of who can and can't participate out of it.

The decision has already been made, deal with it.

United States Random says:

Again not talking about news... talking about legal text.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/204023.pdf

[MENTION=4288]Gunslinger[/MENTION], but i like forcing people to acknowledge the truth


On topic, though I guess... Any chance of kingston afr hitting shelves before qualifiers? I have been holding off on buying kingston mems

United States Splave says:

start looking for mfr mate 2666 Fury are nice and cheap

United States Gunslinger says:

Splave said: start looking for mfr mate

2666 Fury are nice and cheap


still waiting for a 4x4GB kit of your rejects :p

Hungary Achill3uS says:

lookin great cant wait for the details but the 1 million dollar question, what about ES hardware... since all the best mems are ES now...

France marmott says:

ES memory will not be allowed.

Belgium Massman says:

Alright, that's enough politics for now.

Let's focus on overclocking again :celebration:

Canada Trouffman says:

Glad to see that ES modules won't be allowed :) ( can you flag them ? ) Mid of December will be packed (need to be in RED + BOLD) with competition. Very glad to see HyperX putting another HOT with Live finals :)

Belgium Massman says:

UPDATE 13/10 More details on the HyperX OC Takeover Season III Qualifier and Final are now available on the Qualifier competition page. The qualifiers will be held from October 19 until November 8, with two tickets for North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia each. One Wild Card ticket is available for a top-20 finisher who doesn't qualify via the regular qualification. The finals will be held in the HyperX Headquarters in California on December 15 and 16 later this year. Participants compete in Maximum Memory Clock, XTU at 5GHz, and 3DMark11 Physics Full Out. The hardware is limited to Kingston and HyperX memory as well as the Skylake Z170 platform. Important: only 4c4t is allowed, which means Core i7 6700K users have to disable hyper-threading to participate. For more information, check out the Rules tab on the Qualifier competition page. Good luck everyone!

South Africa Vivi says:

North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia each. cool rules! this will be epic tight lol :D is africa bundled with euro

Romania Alex@ro says:

Jesus,this qualifier is hard! So from all Europe and Africa only 2 people will go ?

Belgium Massman says:

We'll publish a list so people know where to compete in. I expect Europe to become EMEA and Asia to become APAC (just like how it usually is. Alex@ro: yea, well only 8 spots ... of course it's going to be hard :D

South Africa Vivi says:

Massman said: We'll publish a list so people know where to compete in. I expect Europe to become EMEA and Asia to become APAC (just like how it usually is.

Alex@ro: yea, well only 8 spots ... of course it's going to be hard :D


more like EA haha!

Australia FatBoyNotSoSlim says:

I stand with my Iranian friends. If they can't compete, I won't either.


Australia zeropluszero says:

Mr xmp here.

United States Splave says:

Massman said: We'll publish a list so people know where to compete in. I expect Europe to become EMEA and Asia to become APAC (just like how it usually is.

Alex@ro: yea, well only 8 spots ... of course it's going to be hard :D


9 spots, I'm going for wild card lol.

I assume in case of tie on any score it will be like the final and the first submitted will take the higher place?

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Good luck guys in qualifier! :)

South Africa Vivi says:

fu xa! :D

Hungary Achill3uS says:

lol sorry couldnt resist :D

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Just for clarification are HyperX paying for flight and accommodation or is this down to the individual to arrange?

France marmott says:

"Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to Southern California and compete for the USD $15,000 prize pool and additional hardware."

United States steponz says:

Was the mem from gb event in vegas last year es or retail?

Belgium Massman says:

Splave said: 9 spots, I'm going for wild card lol.

I assume in case of tie on any score it will be like the final and the first submitted will take the higher place?


Correct!

Russian Federation GraduS says:

omg lol....someone told them that Crimea its not a country :D "People living in the following countries are not eligible for the contest due to US laws: Crimea"

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

marmott said: "Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to Southern California and compete for the USD $15,000 prize pool and additional hardware."


Don't know how I managed to miss that after reading it back...

Thanks anyway :)

South Africa Vivi says:

15 000 pool whoa, how is that broken down :D.

Belgium Massman says:

This is not official, but I assume it'll be like last year [list] [*]Winner: USD $7,000 [*]Runner-up: USD 5,000 [*]2nd Runner-up: USD $3,000 [/list]

Australia Bullant says:

I guess it means retail motherboard as well

France marmott says:

gradus said: omg lol....someone told them that Crimea its not a country :D

"People living in the following countries are not eligible for the contest due to US laws: Crimea"


We know it's not but it's still touched by US embargo, too lazy to say "following countries and following regions".

Steponz > ES, max retail speed for HyperX is 3000MHz

Bullant > Yes

United States Splave says:

14000 for xtreme addict then we all split the last 1k

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Splave said: 14000 for xtreme addict then we all split the last 1k



Sounds reasonable, worth trying to get a lucky draw place for ;)

Germany Bullshooter says:

And where was the Wallpaper?

Belgium Massman says:

Will be available when the competition starts

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

See you guys in SoCal :D

websmile says:

Splave said: 14000 for xtreme addict then we all split the last 1k


Will be barely enough to cover this beer bill :( - I guess you will have to invite him on some bunnybirdtails :D

P.S. I can´t believe this forum censors C o c k tail

South Africa Vivi says:

[QUOTE=Massman;413444]This is not official, but I assume it'll be like last year [list] [*]Winner: USD $7,000 [*]Runner-up: USD 5,000 [*]2nd Runner-up: USD $3,000 [/list][/QUOTE] [img]http://www.netanimations.net/Obama-bucks-animated-money-gif.gif[/img]

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