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.
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!
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!
- Full News Announcement: http://oc-esports.io/#!/article/3136/hyperx_oc_takeover_season_iii_qualifier_kicks_off_october_19
- Competition Page: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/hot3qualifier