HWBOT Announces Contest Rules for World Series at rAge South Africa

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HWBOT Announces Contest Rules for World Series at rAge South Africa

From March 18th to 20th HWBOT will be hosting its first visit to South Africa as part of the HWBOT World Tour 2016. Today we can reveal more details about the format of the contest and the rules involved for both Amateur and Extreme World Series contests.

The idea behind the HWBOT World Tour is to raise the exposure of overclocking with PC gaming and enthusiasts around the world. Each stop of the World Tour uses a major PC gaming event as a backdrop, offering OC Workshops for gamers and enthusiasts to learn more about their hardware and attain the basics needed to improve system performance.

However, an important part of nurturing the next generation of overclockers also involves exposing them to solid competitive action so that they really do understand the true nature of overclocking as an eSport. For this reason the World Tour also integrates two levels of competitive OC action with World Series events for both Amateur and Extreme players. Let’s take a look at how these contests are setup.

World Series Competition Rules: rAge South Africa

HWBOT World Tour Rage Structure

World Series for Amateurs

The World Series for Amateurs contests will be held during the rAge Expo with the OC Workshops ostensibly acting as qualification rounds. OC Workshops will be held on March 18th and 19th. All benchmarking will be on XTU with 30 minutes given for the qualification rounds and 2 x 15min swap brackets for both Semi-finals and the Final. Note: The four overclockers with the highest XTU score will qualify for the semi finals.

  • March 18th and 19th: 30 min OC Workshops plus Qualification Rounds
  • March 20th: Semi-Finals (Morning) – Final (Afternoon)

World Series for Extreme

The Extreme World Series contest will start in the afternoon of March 19th. Extreme Overclockers will be given 3 hours for the qualification round benching on XTU, SuperPi32M, and 3DMark 11 Physics. Note: For all these benchmarks the CPUs limited to Skylake @ 5GHz max and 5GHz uncore. The Extreme Finals will start on the morning of March 20th with two 30 minute segments allowed for the semi-finals.

The Extreme Final will be held in the afternoon of March 20th evening of March 19th shortly followed by an Award Ceremony. Note: Benchmarks will be drawn at random from six possible benchmarks: XTU, 3DMark 11 Physics , Cinebench R11.5, Wprime 32M, GPUPI 100M, Reference Clock (BCLK). Each overclocker in each segment will be allowed to veto-out one benchmark.

  • March 19th: Afternoon: 30 min Qualification Rounds
  • March 20th: Semi-Finals (Morning) – Final (Afternoon)

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Don’t forget that both Amateur and Extreme category overclocking contests include some great prizes for the winners including motherboards from MSI, Seasonic Power Supplies, memory kits from G.SKILL and a “special World Tour edition” benchtable by Streacom. Also, the Extreme Series offers a chance to compete in the World Series Grand Final in Berlin at the end of the year.

Learn more about the HWBOT World Tour here: http://hwbot.org/article/world-tour-2016

Belgium Massman says:

Some nice prizes up for grabs - really keen on finding out how good the South African rookies are! :)

South Africa DrWeez says:

they should be sharp, they will have two slightly above average guys showing them the ropes

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

Reaaaaally wanted to go to World Tour either in Europe or Africa to see the overclockers there, hopefully in 1-2 years I can save enough budget to go. Good Luck for the event and keep pushing it :)

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Looks not bad! :)

United States steponz says:

Do ya have to use a specific board?

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Do ya have to use a specific board?



Belgium Massman says:

Do ya have to use a specific board?


For qualification - no. For the final - yes.


Board is the Z170 XPower Gaming TE

South Africa DrWeez says:

Ooooh, will we get an email detailing what stuffs we need to bring for qualifiers / finals?

Anyone that wants to give ln2 a try at the even but does not have the hardware, I have 4 or 5 spare kingpin pots and other things. Drop me a pm and we can sort out something

websmile says:

I really love the fact that overclocking is taken and presented to such a variety of different people at different countries, have fun and enjoy the event :)

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