The French Federation of Overclockers (FFOC) Officially Launched

The French have never been shy about asserting themselves collectively, be it unionism, socialism or any other group activity worth having, they will be there as an organized collective entity. And so it is with overclocking as today we bring you news that key members of the French overclocking community have formed the French Federation of Overclocking (FFOC). To explain it better I refer you to the current French No.1 Elite overclocker, Jean-Michel "Wizerty" Weaver, the President of the newly formed Federation.

“The FFOC is an impartial entity that represents the entire French overclocking community independent of any specific OC team.”

The formation of this new body means that Overclocking teams in France now have a structured and representative body to represent their interests on the international stage. In the words of Isaiah Trouffman Simonnet:

"France has always had a special place in the world of overclocking. The FFOC will help contribute to the national and international visibility."

The first major meetup of the French Federation of OverClocking will take place during the European qualifying series of the HWBOT World Tour 2016 at Gamers Assembly, Poitiers, France next weekend. According to Timothy" Xyala "Pineau - Organizer of the HWBOT World Tour.

"Ensuring the availability of OC workshops and a relaxed social environment to mix, learn and compete is one of the vocations of the FFOC. This allows direct contact with the public who can connected and learn about the sport of Overclocking "

French overclockers and overclocking teams are invited to register on the FFOC website. To learn more about the French Federation of OverClocking (FFOC) visit the official website at: ffoc.fr

Source (French) .


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Belgium Massman says:

Great initiative :ws:

United States Strong Island says:

sounds like a great idea. Good Luck.

TaPaKaH says:

I thought this website was supposed to be politics-free

France Razwar says:

#TeamBarbu

Belgium Massman says:

Sam OCX said: I thought this website was supposed to be politics-free


Overclockers trying to organize themselves is now also a bad thing?

TaPaKaH says:

Obviously, what this hobby needs most of all is another bunch of dedicated "managers" with fancy job titles trying to control a huge mass of 5-10 people that are still active.

Belgium Massman says:

What this hobby definitely needs is a group of people ready to get people (who are not familiar with the scene) excited about overclocking. We've connected with 250 new overclockers in the two first World Tour events of this year and, believe me, we REALLY need people who are ready to offer a helping hand to reach out to those who want to learn. I'm super happy to see a group of people, across forums and teams, get together and get organized!

websmile says:




I really missed these discussions between Pieter and Sam on topics like these :D

France Xyala says:

It's going to be cool to see what this can bring to France. A representative entity is absolutely necessary to get anything major of the ground. For example, planning large scale events (booking venues, paying for costs, making commitments) and regular gatherings. One of the plans on the table for the FFOC goes as far as entering negotiations with national LN2 suppliers to cut an attractive deal for all the members.

It's because individual responsibility is on the line for every single thing that XOC has been struggling to grow and sustain itself beyond the motivation of one person or a small group. Here with the FFOC there will be a structure and if someone leaves, the organization remains and can continue to represent the interests of French overclockers. It's officially recognized by the government and places OC on the map amongst other officially recognized hobbies in the country. It's great!

France 2ShEp says:

Bad Google translate, wizerty's. name is not Weaver. Why did you cut the part where Mylth says ? Thks anyway

France Strat says:

Agree with Sam... You people with fancy job titles have killed the OC passion transforming it into a business where profits is the main element.

Romania Alex@ro says:

Seeing people like Sam and Strat leave plus many other during the last month it makes me question where this e-sport is going? While i sit here in my cave and refresh the main bot page aside from Dancop and 2-3 other regular benchers there is nothing new,no new blood ,nothing exciting,not at all,same old guys trying to cheat the enthusiastic league and succeding with great succes,lower interest in competitions,bugs going on,Dimastech stealing money from benchers,i really don't know how can you be so optimistic [MENTION=47]Massman[/MENTION]...

Belgium Massman says:

When I read the negative comments and attitude from the extreme overclockers, I'm far from positive. But when I do a reality check, I see fully booked schedules for the workshops at the World Tour and see the highest activity and traffic at hwbot last year. Overclocking is definitely growing, but not in the way some people hoped it would be growing.

Do you really think that the constant complaining on the internet will change the XOC situation for the better? Think about it ...

TaPaKaH says:

If you're pulling more of it towards yourself, it doesn't mean that it's actually growing.

Belgium Massman says:

Intel K-sku set all-time volume record in 2015 ... that's a good indicator I would say. Anyway, this thread is about FFOC getting ready to address the needs and wishes of the French amateur and extreme overclockers. It's great to see a group of enthusiasts working together to grow and support OC! Vive Le FFOC!!

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Great initiative, hopefully it does well for them and help made competitive overclocking more accessible to the newcomers :)

France Strat says:

Massman said: When I read the negative comments and attitude from the extreme overclockers, I'm far from positive. But when I do a reality check, I see fully booked schedules for the workshops at the World Tour and see the highest activity and traffic at hwbot last year. Overclocking is definitely growing, but not in the way some people hoped it would be growing. Do you really think that the constant complaining on the internet will change the XOC situation for the better? Think about it ...
Last words... IMHO the way you (Massman Trouff Xyala etc) are handling it, you are generating profits for a very little group of people, you are generating the will for prices, money and you are NOT generating passion for this hobby.

France Taloken says:

As it's an association from 1901 french law, there's no money involved here, and no one can claim benefits.

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Massman said: Intel K-sku set all-time volume record in 2015 ... that's a good indicator I would say.

Anyway, this thread is about FFOC getting ready to address the needs and wishes of the French amateur and extreme overclockers. It's great to see a group of enthusiasts working together to grow and support OC! Vive Le FFOC!!


To be completely honest I think the sales is more to do with a lack of competition more than anything else.

But I agree with PJ, what's all the bitching going to do? I see too many people ready to argue about how things aren't great and none of them ever have any constructive suggestions on how to make things better....

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