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HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings, today officially announces the final leg of this year’s HWBOT World Tour: the Overclocking World Championship Final 2017. The contest will feature nine of the world’s most feared extreme overclockers who face each other in a gruelling series of 1v1 matches to decide who will be crowned Overclocking World Champion of 2017. Hosted by partners Intel, Seasonic, and CaseKing, the top five will also share a $4,000 USD prize pool.
“The Overclocking World Championship Final is a fantastic testament to the overall success of the 2017 HWBOT World Tour,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “Having reached out to literally hundreds of enthusiasts and gamers across the globe this year, we are now extremely excited to showcase a battle royale between some of the biggest names in Overclocking!”
Overclocking World Championship Final 2017, Berlin, Germany – December 9-10
The HWBOT World Tour 2017 featured overclocking events spanning ten countries around the world. These included the US, Brazil, France, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia and Australia. At each stop, an Overclocking World Championship 2017 Qualifier contest was held – an extreme overclocking contest where the region’s most talented overclockers competed for a ticket to the OCWC Final.
After a year of competitive extreme overclocking, HWBOT is inviting all nine OCWC 2017 Qualifier winners to Berlin to compete for cash prizes and the right to be crowned Overclocking World Champion of 2017. Last year we saw marc0053 (Canada) step up to take the Championship title despite intense competition from some of the world’s most respected players. The 2017 OCWC Final promises to be even more intense with cash prizes adding an additional incentive to succeed.
OCWC 2017 Final: Contestants
At the end of the year, we find the following nine Overclockers have been invited to Berlin, Germany for the OCWC 2017 Final having each qualified via a different OCWC 2017 Qualifier contest:
- steponz (US) – Las Vegas 2017 Qualifier
- PXHX (Brazil) – Sao Paulo 2017 Qualifier
- Dancop (Germany) – Poitiers 2017 Qualifier
- rsannino (Italy) – Taipei 2017 Qualifier
- Drweez (S. Africa) – Cape Town 2017 Qualifier
- Bluefiber (Indonesia) – Yogyakarta 2017 Qualifier
- Wizerty (France) – Moscow 2017 Qualifier
- Lucky_n00b (Indonesia) – Taipei II 2017 Qualifier
- hyde99 (Australia) – Melbourne 2017 Qualifier
OCWC 2017 Final: Cash Prizes
HWBOT and partners are contributing the following cash prizes for the top five placed overclockers at the end of the contest:
- 1st Place: $1,500 USD
- 2nd Place: $1,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $750 USD
- 4th Place: $500 USD
- 5th Place: $250 USD
OCWC 2017 Final: Format, Hardware and Rules
The Overclocking World Championship (OCWC) Final 2017 will be broken down into two separate sections. It all starts on Day 1 with a Qualification Phase where overclockers attempt to score as highly as possible across five benchmarks in a limited four-hour session. Placings in the Qualification Phase will determine the individual rankings for the Final Phase, a series of intense head to head Matches with 18 different benchmarks in play. Here is a general outline of the contest schedule:
- December 9th – Day 1: Qualification Phase + Round 1 & 2 1v1 Matches
- December 10th – Day 2: Rounds 3 – 8 head to head Matches + Award Ceremony
The contest will be centered the latest Intel® ‘Coffee Lake’ architecture processors, specifically the Intel® Core™ i7 8700K processor and the latest Intel® Z370 platform motherboards.
Note: CPUs are drawn at random for each contest segment to ensure a fair chance for all overclockers.
You can find more details about the hardware restrictions, contest structure, and rules here:
OCWC Final 2017: Official Partners
Intel has been a valued partner for much of the HWBOT World Tour 2017. We are delighted to welcome their support once more for the OCWC 2017 Final where they are generously providing unlocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 8700K processors for the duration of the contest.
As official power supply partner for the entire HWBOT World Tour 2017, Seasonic will again provide Seasonic PRIME Platinum 850W power supplies for the OCWC 2017 Final, ensuring industry-leading power delivery for all contestants.
Event partners CaseKing will once again provide the perfect backdrop for the climax of the Overclocking World Championship 2017. Caseking has established themselves as one of Europe’s premier hardware retailers. The OCWC 2017 Final will take place in a spacious contest area at CaseKing HQ where LN2 will be provided in abundance for all nine competing overclockers.
Maximilien de Léséleuc
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