Your Good Deed of the Week: Recruit a Rookie!

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Your Good Deed of the Week: Recruit a Rookie!

With the introduction of the new Overclocker Leagues, the Rookie overclockers now have a prominent place in the HWBOT community. The Rookies have always existed, but only recently surfaced via the Rookie Rumble competitions. The Rookie Rumble is a competition only for Rookies – the overclockers who have been at the site for 3 months or less. Every month we see new record highs of Rookies joining the site, but where will the Rookies learn the tricks of overclocking? Time to recruit the Rookies!

How Rookies Integrate Today

It is hard to face the facts sometimes, but we know we have to accept that not every living soul on this planet loves overclocking as you, me and everyone else here at HWBOT. Most of the Rookies arrive out of “OC curiosity”, but need further encouragement to become a true overclocking enthusiast. We try to engage the newcomers via the Rookie Rumble competitions. On average about 350 Rookies participate in this 3-week lasting competition. In the Rookie League we currently have 2,500 people competing. Competing, in this sense, means they have submissions which generate points.

We had a look in the database to check how many Rookies were “fully integrated” in the overclocking community. Fully integrated means that the Rookie is not only active (“points”), but is also part of an overclocking team.

Considering the top-100 of the Rookie League, we see that 63% (!) are currently flying solo. Only 37 out of the 100 best Rookies are already enlisted by a Team. Considering all the rookies at the moment, only 10% of Rookies are engaged in a team. That’s quite low and seems like a great opportunity for teams to find new blood.

Here’s a list of the top 10 most Rookie-friendly overclocking teams.

PC Games Hardware18
Team MLG13
Overclockers Australia (OCAU)5
Team Russia4
Benchmarkhardware.com4 is the community which is engaging the most Rookies at HWBOT with 34 enlisted in the team. Kudos!

5 Reasons why you should recruit Rookies

So why would you recruit a Rookie in the first place? Here are 5 great reasons why:

1 – Fresh Blood

Fresh Blood is what keeps your team healthy and motivated. New members come with fresh ideas, ambition and it’s the same newbie spirit we all once had.

2 – Urge to Be Noticed

New community members always want to become part of the family and usually want to engage with the exiting members. One way to get noticed is by being active right from the start. Submit your results, and improve your results on a consistent basis. Harness the Rookie spirit and help them grow as an overclocker. Foster the talents.

3 – Create noise

Rookies can be very passionate. If not introduced to OC by an existing member, they’ve came all the way from downloading by themselves a benchmark, register, enter the competition and join a team. Rookies are enthusiasts and love hardware. If they want to talk about overclocking and your team, allow them to!

4 – Social Wireframe and Competitions

For overclocking, teams are the most valuable social bonds. To inspire teams, each year we organize the Team Cup which a competition for Teams only. Competitions like this require a lot of manpower to cover all stages. What about an army of Rookie to lead your team to victory? But be wise – recruit the right guys!

5 – Further and beyond

Overclocking is one thing, but there is more to this eSport than just sitting in front of your screen. Teach, learn, meet and together you can achieve great things. Recruiting a Rookie is the first step that will spark a chain of reactions within your team. Give it a try and be creative.

So how about you? Has your team recruited a few Rookies lately – Does your team has an existing recruitment program?

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