Pro OC Manager Announces Pro OC Championship Round 1 Details: 5 Stages, $700 Up For Grabs

In a forum post, the new Pro OC Manager (Gunslinger) announced the rules for the upcoming first round of the Pro OC Championship. For the 2016 season of the Road To Pro competition series, which includes both Pro OC and Challenger Divisions, the top-tier league format has been improved. This season the competition features five overclockers who provide paid content throughout the season and an open and per overclocker Pro OC competition.

The first round of the Pro OC Championship has five stages. Every other weekend, the stages are open for submissions. The first competition weekend is on February 6-7 as the contestants start off with 3DMark01. On February 20-21, the stage is XTU with 5.5GHz Core i7 6700K processors. On March 5-6, we change gear to single GPU overclocking with Heaven Extreme. On March 19-20, SuperPI 32M is the challenge featuring dual core Skylake processors. The final competition day is on March 26-27 and features Memory Clock as benchmark.

The five content creators will participate in the competition, but are excluded from winning prizes. In Round 1 of the Pro OC Championship a total of USD $700 can be won, distributed among the top-3 overall. First place wins $400, second place wins $200 and third place wins $100.

The competition is open to everyone but requires pre-registration. For more information, check out the Pro OC Championship Round 1 discussion thread and the Pro OC Program announcement thread.


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United States Gunslinger says:

Benchmarks:

Stage 1: 3DMark '01, Z170, single GPU. Dual core CPU
Stage 2: Fixed clock 5.5GHz XTU, Z170, 6700K
Stage 3: Heaven Extreme, Z170, single GPU
Stage 4: SuperPI 32M, Z170 + Dual core CPU
Stage 5: Maximum memory frequency, Z170

Submission windows:

Stage 1: Feb 6-7
Stage 2: Feb 20-21
Stage 3: Mar 5-6
Stage 4: Mar 19-20
Stage 5: Mar 26-27

Competition wallpaper:

coming soon

Confirmed Particpants:

Dancop
Lucky_n00b
DrWeez
Splave
Xtreme Addict
FireKillerGR + Phil

Pending Particpants:
Rauf
Wizerty

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Dual Core CPU - disabling cores does count or physical Dual Core (i3) cpus only? :)

United States Gunslinger says:

Xtreme Addict said: Dual Core CPU - disabling cores does count or physical Dual Core (i3) cpus only? :)


Disabling cores is not allowed.

Do you have retail availability over there?

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Gunslinger said: Disabling cores is not allowed.

Do you have retail availability over there?


No 6320 in stock, though a lot of 6300 i3. ES are allowed I guess?

United States Gunslinger says:

ES are allowed

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Kick ass lads, seems a lot of preparation is needed to get decent scores in!! Good luck!!

Belgium Massman says:

Moved to public section of the forum :)

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

I slowly start to gather hw :D

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

No 6320 here, but I can bin the i3-6100 no problem :D

Germany BenchBros says:

Submission windows means new Wallpaper for only two days?
So we have to bench within this Submission windows, or can we prepare scores and upload them in this time window?

United States Gunslinger says:

BenchBros said: Submission windows means new Wallpaper for only two days?
So we have to bench within this Submission windows, or can we prepare scores and upload them in this time window?


We're trying to get the wallpaper together quickly so that you guys can get started.

You can bench anytime but can only submit your results during the "window"

United States Gunslinger says:

Just a reminder that the first stage opens up on 2/1/16 and at this time requires pre-registration to participate. The submission window for stage 1 is 2/6/16-2/7/16 If you would like to compete in this competition please send me a PM so that I can get you set up. Round 1 wallpaper: http://i.imgur.com/Z8HgKTR.jpg

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

I assume you mean 2016?

Germany BenchBros says:

Is there a list with already pre-registered participants without partner program?

United States Gunslinger says:

Dancop
Wizerty
Rauf
BenchBros

Sweden Rauf says:

I'm out. It is impossible to find even half decent retail i3 now. All I get are week 37 and all are total crap. The two best on air did less than 5500MHz on LN2!

United States Gunslinger says:

Rauf said: I'm out. It is impossible to find even half decent retail i3 now. All I get are week 37 and all are total crap. The two best on air did less than 5500MHz on LN2!
So why not run all the benches and just submit what you've got? You could still win a cash prize!

South Africa DrWeez says:

Rauf said: I'm out. It is impossible to find even half decent retail i3 now. All I get are week 37 and all are total crap. The two best on air did less than 5500MHz on LN2!


in the same boat bud :( no good 6320's are around. my only hope is that they are all out of stock and new batches should be coming in.

don't loose hope to easy, i think all of us are mostly in the same boat!

zeropluszero says:

Its ok guys, Dancop has all the best chips.

Germany BenchBros says:

When does the submission window opens for Stage 1?

websmile says:

Bug :eek: it is already open, please try to submit at overview, click on open for submissions button, chose stage 1 and submit, will task this
http://hwbot.org/submit/competition_stage/2658?esports=true&token=46b49c19-3f5c-4ef1-8cbb-0f2453d9cfae

Edit Works now

Germany BenchBros says:

Yes, I already tried to upload like this.
After uploading a Stage 1 score a message appears, that stage will open at 2016-02-06 12:00. So uploading is not possible. Also uploading score on hwbot mainpage and trying to link it to ProOC is not possible.

It seems Comp started at 2016-02-01, but Stages are still locked... seems to be ok for me :)

I guess Pre-Registering Deadline was 2016-02-01.

Current Stage 1 deadline is a bit strange. But I know that Mike took care of it and informed Massman, because Pieter didn't read my notice on Facebook.
Current Submission window is 6-7th Feb, but Stage 1 Deadline is 2016-02-07 00:00 UTC, which means window is only open for one second on 2016-02-07... lol... Pieter will extend deadline to 2016-02-07 12:00 UTC.

Submission windows seems to be 2016-02-06 12:00UTC to 2016-02-07 12:00UTC then! 24h

websmile says:

Upload it to hwbot and leave comment, I already sent rich-bastard a pm, Pieter is not available atm - you can also PM gunslinger who is pro oc manager

Germany BenchBros says:

Submission window was scheduled for 6-7 Feb. Today is 5th Feb - so no problem from my side :) Uploading scores to hwbot and leave comment to link it later to ProOC is not the intention of the submission windows i think :D

websmile says:

So the submission window is not open? What do you complain about then? :p I just checked the rules and it says 6-7 so it cannot work

P.S. If you can´t submit at due date, leave a note, and nice heads up anyway, this needs clarification bc people thought 48 hours, seems 24 when it is 12-12 UTC from 6th to 7th

Germany BenchBros says:

No complains about submitting results before submission window! Just complaining "The submission window for stage 1 is 2/6/16-2/7/16" and at moment stage 1 is only open for 1 second on 7th Feb :D Just want to make sure that deadline will be adjusted or other guys upload their score on Saturday :)

United States Gunslinger says:

websmile said: So the submission window is not open? What do you complain about then? :p I just checked the rules and it says 6-7 so it cannot work P.S. If you can´t submit at due date, leave a note, and nice heads up anyway, this needs clarification bc people thought 48 hours, seems 24 when it is 12-12 UTC from 6th to 7th
The intent was for a 48 hour window, I'm trying to get this issue resolved, but I can't do it personally because I have no access to the setup of the page. ( and don't want it either :p) I've also got a message in to Massman, but he is still travelling I think.

websmile says:

Thanks, I got messages as well, the 48 hour and the countdown need fix then, good you two did clarification :D

P.S. Have fun, I am looking forward to revamp of this competition series :)

websmile says:

I checked the option to submit, it works - please take in that the stage is shown to end at midnight UTC, until this is fixed or changed I would advise to upload as soon as possible to make things foolproof :) - it was planned different obviously, but let´s make a pro approach and play it safe

Edit deadline extended to 12utc 7.02.2016

United States Gunslinger says:

GO GO GO! :D

websmile says:

Last call for stage 1 :D

Argentina TRES2 says:

Hello everyone, I would be interested in participating in these stages. I'm new extreme overclocker Octuber since 2015. It is only for elite users?

Kind regards!

websmile says:

Send a pm to funslinger to see how chances are, but I am not sure this is possible. Try it anyway :)

United States Gunslinger says:

A couple of small updates regarding the Pro Championship. Point distribution: We're going to go to a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 distribution going forward, the minimum points awarded will be 1 point. Non-program participant cash prizes: Cash will be awarded based on the finishing place amongst the non-program participants regardless of where they rank overall in the standings. For example, if we were to use the Stage 1 results as the "end of Round 1" final standings the following payouts would occur: 1st place $400: Dancop 2nd place $200: jones965 3rd place $100: BenchBros

Sweden Rauf says:

Couldn't post in the other thread... When does stage 2 open? A time when it opens would be good as the submission window is rather small. Also the ranking (points) from stage 1 seems wrong.

Germany BenchBros says:

It's never good to change rules during a running competition, especially when cash prizes are involved!
Rules were not even changed for a running competition, also after a stage was closed and changing points for a closed stage afterwards... why not making everything clear before?
What's the reason for changing the rules after stage 1 was closed?

United States Gunslinger says:

BenchBros said: It's never good to change rules during a running competition, especially when cash prizes are involved!
Rules were not even changed for a running competition, also after a stage was closed and changing points for a closed stage afterwards... why not making everything clear before?
What's the reason for changing the rules after stage 1 was closed?


While I agree with you that changing rules after a contest has started is typically not desired, but these changes are in an effort to improve the competition and the experience of those who are participating.


The changes are very minor and will only be in effect going forward.

The reason for the change is because of 2 concerns voiced by the current participants.

1. People that are competing getting awarded 0 points, hence the 1 point rule.

2. the question was asked, "what are you going to do with the prize money if nobody places in a position to win it?" The money is in the budget to be awarded to the overclockers participating, would you rather I put it in my pocket?

Rauf said: Couldn't post in the other thread...
When does stage 2 open? A time when it opens would be good as the submission window is rather small.

Also the ranking (points) from stage 1 seems wrong.


Sorry, I just now saw your question.

I see you made your submission in time. :celebration:
The next stage should open as the timer indicates.
The stage 3 window will be open in 13DAYS 16HRS 41MIN

Germany BenchBros says:

Gunslinger said: 2. the question was asked, "what are you going to do with the prize money if nobody places in a position to win it?" The money is in the budget to be awarded to the overclockers participating, would you rather I put it in my pocket?

After Stage 1 enough overclockers were in the position to win it.

However... I dont want to complain. I was just wondering why after so many competitions hosted on HWBot there is still a need for adjusting rules after the competition started...

United States Gunslinger says:

BenchBros said: After Stage 1 enough overclockers were in the position to win it. However... I dont want to complain. I was just wondering why after so many competitions hosted on HWBot there is still a need for adjusting rules after the competition started...
No worries, I just want any changes to be completely transparent.

United States Gunslinger says:

Just a friendly reminder about the Round 1, Stage 3 submission window coming up this weekend!


United States Gunslinger says:

Reminder!

Germany BenchBros says:

Upload doesnt work at moment! "Sorry, we are experiencing temporary issues. Technical reason: org.apache.torque.TorqueException: java.sql.SQLException: Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction" HWBot page and ocesports same error!!!! :(

websmile says:

As said, try to submit at eoc at comps "submission" tab, there is a submit score button at lower end of the page, usually still works, or submit at hwbot and add it there. I know you submitted allready, Andi, this is more of a heads up to other contestants at all competitions :)

United States Gunslinger says:

Did anyone miss the window because of the submission engine issue?

United States Splave says:

I always sub at hwbot then participate on the side bar never fails

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

On Saturday it wasn't working but on Sunday it worked for me ^^

United States Splave says:

was going to ask if we could extend the timer to sunday night american time (merica) but I suppose thats pointless we can bench all week and just sub at the weekend

websmile says:

Yes, I think this not needed, you can make score before official submission starts

United States Gunslinger says:

Reminder, last stage of Round 1 is open!

Sweden Rauf says:

Oh, already. Thanks for the heads up. Thought it was two weeks inbetween like before.

websmile says:

Final check for stage 5 done, so the result is final now, also for the complete round 1. Grats to the winners and thanks for the good cooperation on this :)

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