The HWBOT team has really worked hard in the last few years to offer more Overclocking contests for its members. Feedback from the community has strongly indicated that the competitive nature of Overclocking is best enjoyed within the arena of a well run, well thought out contest with prizes on offer for the winners. With this in mind it’s great to see that several of our most recent contests, including the ROG OC Showdown Team Edition and the Rookie Rumble contest series are making 2017 one of the best years so far in terms of contest participation. Let’s take a moment to consider the numbers.
The ROG OC Showdown Team Edition contest ran from April 14th to June 5th and attracted 107 teams of overclockers from all around the globe. These teams involved 396 overclockers who together made a total of 1,111 scores submission to the OC-ESPORTS platform. In submission terms, only a handful of HWBOT contests such as previous Country Cup contests can boast better numbers. As a partner sponsored contest, it’s great to see the ROG OC Showdown Team Edition break all previous participation records.
Overclocking contests are an integral part of the HWBOT mission. We’ve expanded the number and type of contests that it now hosts on OC-ESPORTS. These now include the annual HWBOT Team Cup and Country Cup contests, which more recently have been joined by the Challenger Divisions, the Overclocking World Championship and the Old School is Best School contest series.
The one that really stands out is the increasingly popular Rookie Rumble series. This year we have seen some major Rookie action; Rumble #40 featured 528 rookies and 934 submissions while Rumble #41 saw 557 rookies make 1081 submissions. To top it all however, the Rookie Rumble #42 in March of this year actually marks the best attended contest ever on OC-ESPORTS with 615 Rookie overclockers making 1,328 score submissions.
Competitive, fun overclocking contests on OC-EPSORTS would not be possible without the massive contribution of all HWBOT partners. Hats off to ASUS, GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, Intel, Seasonic and Kingpin Cooling as well as contest partners Thermal Grizzly, EKWB and the Open Benchtable crew who have all made efforts to furnish the community with great contests backed by some great prizes.