Here is the fifth installment of our ‘Meet the Finalists’ series, a look into the seven overclockers who have qualified for the HWBOT World Championship 2016 Finals in Berlin on Sunday. Today we take a look at one of the most respected and feared Overclockers in Indonesia; the one and only Hazzan, the country’s No.1 ranked Overclocker.
Hazzan qualified for the World Championship Finals by winning the Asia Pacific leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2016, but in truth it all could have been so very different. Hazzan is the only overclocker to have appeared in two World Series Finals. At Computex 2016 (the Asia World Tour stop) Hazzan made it to a 1v1 Final round against Poland’s Xtreme Addict. In just the dying moments of the contest XA managed to pull out a score that clinched the contest and booked him a ticket to Berlin. Hazzan’s frustration was palpable.
Fast forward to Yogyakarta Indonesia in September and we find Hazzan with a second opportunity to make it to the Finals. Having made it through the qualifiers without breaking sweat, we had a Semi Final 1v1 face-off between revOC and Hazzan. The two competed on 3DMark Physics. Hazzan was the big favorite to win against an overclocker ranked 40th in Indonesia and it certainly looked the case as Hazzan flew out of the traps early on. As the 30 minute line approached Hazzan had established a solid score of 12,982 points with revOC trailing behind on 12,340 points.
Hazzan faced speed.fastest (Indonesia’s current sixth rank overclocker) in the final where a 1v1 session on Cinebench R11.5 was held with CPUs capped out at 5.5.GHz. Hazzan again made the early ground setting the pace with a score of 10.49 with after just ten minutes. After around 15 mins speed.fastest managed to get some points on the board with a score of 10.68, then 10.72, gradually closing in on Hazzanand his score of 10.78.
Hazzan has been a HWBOT member for almost a decade and is certainly one of the most talented live overclocking combatants in the scene. I think it’s also fair to say that he hasn’t had the easiest route to the finals. He has shown again and again that sometimes it takes a great deal of sheer determination to get where you want to be.