It’s always great to see Overclocking talent progress and make their way up the rankings at HWBOT and OC-ESPORTS. One such success story involves French Overclocker Orion24, an overclocker who first came to our attention back in 2015 when he took part in the Amateur OC contest of the Poitiers 2015 HWBOT World Tour event. That day he managed to finish in third place in the contest.
Clearly Orion24, known as Carvalho Alexis to his non OC friends, caught a bad case of the OC bug, going on to compete in several Rookie rumble contests and Challenger Division contests on OC-ESPORTS. Fast forward to today and we find him contesting a Semi Final 1v1 match of the Poitiers 2017 Qualifier against World No.1 Dancop!.
As interesting snapshot of his early days in Overclocking, check out this interview that we did with him back in 2015 when he was correctly spotted as ‘one to watch’ for the future. Here’s a sample of what we wrote on May 13th 2015:
HWBOT: When did you discover overclocking and how or why did you start to get involved?
Orion24: Well, I discovered overclocking in 2007 when I participated at the gamers assembly on Quake 4. SyndromeOC was there and played with LN2. At that time I didn’t know that we could push computer components. I remember that Trouffman was there with some GeForce 8800 Ultra cards. It’s was fun to see this kind of cooling for the first time.
Since this event when I got hold of a new CPU, Memory and GPU, I tried to find the maximum safe stable frequencies for a H24. This demands a lot of time but I enjoyed doing that. If my memory is good, I started with an AMD3400+ on an Asus Pro board.
HWBOT: Who do you look up to, who is your mentor in the OC community?
Orion24: This is an hard question, I think it’s Wizerty, I discovered him on Cowcotland a year ago and met him at the gamers assembly. He is helping me a lot to learn and improve but he is not alone, all the KLAN OC community is helping me when I have questions and I would like to say a big thanks to them!
Read the full and fascinatinginterview from May 2015 here.