The penultimate Novice Nimble contest of the year has just drawn to a close with Overclock.net again pulling out all the stops to deliver a seventh consecutive win. Talk about dominance. You have to go back more than a year ago to Novice Nimble # 4 to find a contest that they didn’t win, and impressively even in #4 they came second. For the third time in the contest’s history they also managed a maximum score of 250 points, taking the win in all five stages of the contest. Let’s take a look at the standings, scores and winning submissions in a little detail.
Just in case you’ve been living under a proverbial rock, the Novice Nimble contest on OC-ESPORTS is a team-based Overclocking contest for Novice, Rookie and Enthusiast league overclockers. In essence the contest uses the same concept as the Country Cup. To move up the leaderboard, you need to improve your team’s best-of-three average for each stage. One crucial factor is that each submission must use different hardware, so a degree of organization is essential with team members working out which member is best suited to work which particular piece of hardware.