G.SKILL Announces OC World Cup 2018 Live Qualifier and Grand Final Rules

Taipei, Taiwan (11 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the rules and benchmarks for the G.SKILL 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018 Live Qualifier. This live competition event will be held during the week of Computex 2018, from June 5th through June 7th, followed by the OC World Cup 2018 Grand Final on June 8, 2018. Be sure to check out the main stage at the G.SKILL booth for exciting live overclocking and liquid nitrogen in action!

OC World Cup 2018 Live Competition

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2018 marks the 5th consecutive year of this major overclocking event, where the top 6 qualified overclockers from around the world compete live on stage at the G.SKILL booth during Computex. In the first three days of Computex 2018 (June 5th to June 7th), each Live Qualifier contestant will have two time slots to complete designated benchmarks for the highest scores. At the end of the Live Qualifier round, the top two scoring contestants would secure spots for a final battle in the Grand Final round on June 8th and a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize!

Live Qualifier Benchmarks

Five total benchmarks have been carefully selected to test the 6 semi-finalists’ memory tweaking knowledge and overclocking skills. The following benchmarks will be used:

  • Highest DDR4 Frequency
  • Geekbench3 Multi Core 6G
  • 3DMark11 Physics 6G
  • Cinebench R15 6G
  • HWBOT x265 BENCHMARK - 4K 6G

Grand Final Benchmarks

For the Grand Final stage, the two finalists must also complete 5 total benchmarks, as follows:

  • Highest DDR4 frequency with G.SKILL specified memory
  • 1x Contestant A’s choice
  • 1x Contestant B’s choice
  • 2x Benchmarks chosen by G.SKILL

For the contestant’s choice benchmarks, it must be a valid 2D benchmark listed on HWBOT with fixed CPU frequency and approved by the event judges.

Competition Hardware

All OC World Cup 2018 contestants are restricted to using G.SKILL DDR4 memory, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, and Z370 motherboards for the benchmarks.


Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

Press Contact

Joseph Fang joseph.fang@gskill.com

Belgium richba5tard says:

The live qualifier and the finals are configured on oc-esports, but note the benchmarks of the finals will be determined after the live qualifier.

Germany Dancop says:

Now I have to admit... Great rules, great mem focus, great decision!!!

websmile says:

We are happy that you are happy :P:D


Hiwa says:

Not easy making this guy happy seems we are done See you in final with 2 surprises

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