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.