Today’s Overclocker Profile article focuses on an OCWC contestant who is not only the top overclocker in his country, but also one of the most active evangelists for extreme overclocking that you will ever find. We are of course talking about Wizerty, the poster boy of French overclocking and one of the most persistently prolific overclockers active today. Let’s take a look at the man behind the LN2 flask and also revisit the path he took to qualify for the OCWC contest.
The Man Behind the LN2 Flask: Wizerty (France)
Jean-Michel ‘Wizerty’ Tisserand has been an active overclocker and HWBOT member since 2010. He is currently ranked as the No.1 French overclocker, 18th worldwide in the HWBOT rankings. As well as being team Captain for French Legion, one of the more active French Overclocking teams, he is also President and founder-member of the French Federation of Overclockers (FFOC), an organization that exists to promote and help French overclockers. Despite all of these accolades he also happens to be one of the nicest and most humble guys you will ever meet.
It may sound like a stereotype to some but Jean-Michel truly does have what lots of what you could only describe as French passion. A passion that drives him host overclocking meetups in his native Paris, to pen long-form articles for Tom’s Hardware and above all, a passion to spread the word of overclocking and help others feel it too. If there is any overclocking event going on in France, you can bet the name Wizerty is not far away.
The Road to the OCWC 2017 Final
Wizerty qualified for the OCWC 2017 Final by winning the OCWC Moscow 2017 Qualifier at IgroMir Expo 2017, the biggest tech event in Russia. The event was in fact Wizerty’s second attempt to qualify for the contest, proof that sometimes if you really want something you may have to go out of your way to get it -in this case all the way from Paris to Moscow. His first crack at acquiring a seat at the Finals was at the OCWC Poitiers 2017 Qualifier in France. On that occasion he was defeated by his fellow countryman Niuulh in a tense Semi-Final 1v1 match. Undeterred and and as determined as ever, he traveled to Moscow in pursuit of joining eventual Poitiers 2017 winner Dancop (Germany) in the Finals.
The OCWC Moscow 2017 Qualifier was hosted at the ASUS booth at IgroMir Expo and featured seven of Eastern Europe’s most feared overclockers, plus Wizerty of course. Having made second place in the initial Qualification phase of the contest he was pitted against Viper-rd (Belarusia) in the second Semi-Final 1v1 match of the day.
Read the full Overclocker Profile article about Wizerty here on the HWBOT World Tour website.