A couple of days ago, HWBOT members reported a bug affecting one of the stages in the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2016 Online Qualifier. In 3DMark01, when the integrated graphics is cooled to a temperature close to the cold bug threshold, the Frames per Second increases significantly. Typically this kind of behavior is detected by Futuremark's System Info, but since 3DMark01 has been discontinued by Futuremark there is no way to validate this issue online. Following this finding, the competition organization has decided to replace the 3DMark01 stage with another stage.
To ensure a clean and fair contest, HWBOT and G.SKILL have decided to reset the 3DMark01 stage and include 3DMark Vantage in the World Cup Online Qualifier. The 3DMark01 benchmark will also not be accepted as community choice benchmark for the Live Qualifier. In addition, the qualification time has been extended to 18th of April.
We apologize for the delay on detecting this issue and all the inconvenience caused by this change. For further discussion and information, please visit the competition page and the event discussion page.