In the third installment of our ‘Meet the Finalists’ series we come across a competitor from Germany known simply as Bullshooter, a real competitor who made his mark on this year’s HWBOT World Tour with a win at Poitier’s France.
Bullshooter, who apparently got his nickname from his proficiency as a darts player, has been a HWBOT member since May 2009. He is currently ranked as No.3 in Germany, No.5 in the Extreme OC league and 17th in the global rankings overall. Bullshooter is also Team Captain and the highest ranked member of the Team Hardware-Reaktor-Reloaded team on HWBOT.
Bullshooter managed to take his place in the finals after winning the MSI MOA 2016 Europe contest, a contest that ostensibly acted as the World Series qualifier. Unlike previous World Tour 2016 stops, the MSI MOA 2016 Europe contest began with an online qualification contest hosted on OC-ESPORTS. The top eight overclockers were then invited to compete at Gamers Assembly in Poitier’s France in late March. Bullshooter qualified for a seat in France by finishing six on the qualification leaderboard.
At Gamers Assembly Bullshooter was handed the unenviable task of facing French No.1 Wizerty in the initial Quarter Final round, a task he managed to overcome, beating the Frenchman to reach a Semi-Final bout against Elite Danish overclocker Zzolio. Benching commenced after a random draw where 3Dmark11 Physics was chosen. Bullshooter hit an outstanding score of 17,081 marks, considerably ahead of Zzolio on 16,529 marks.
The Final in France was perhaps the most controversial of the entire World Tour, thanks in no small part by the fact that World No.1 Dancop found that his board simply would not boot, most likely a result of condensation from the previous round. Bullshooter managed to walk out the door as a worthy winner hitting a fine score of 16,915 marks, again in 3DMark11 Physics. You can watch the Final in full with coverage from OverClocking-TV.
Bullshooter will arrive in Berlin as arguably as one of the freshest of the eight combatants having only a short distance to travel. He will be a worthy competitor for sure. To read more about his qualification story, read the full roundup article from the event in March. You can also back him to win in our ‘Predict and Win’ Facebook contest here where an Intel Core i7 6950X processor is up for grabs.