Sometimes it seems that like-minded people are simply drawn together to unite in a single purpose or calling. That’s the impression that springs to mind when you consider the Summer OC Party that took place over the weekend of July 23rd and 24th of this year. The event was organised in a way that produced very relaxed, social environment were overclockers spent the weekend benching with LN2, trading experiences and stories and generally having a good time collectively enjoying their hobby.
Spain recently saw its first ever Overclocking event held at a major LAN party, in this case we’re talking about Dreamhack in Valencia. The OC School event was organized by local overclocker ChentinoX, the current Spanish No.3, with support from sponsors GIGABYTE, Antec and HWBOT X. The OC School featured presentations, workshops and most importantly, a competitive OC contest hosted on OC-ESPORTS.
ASUS are doing a great job of spreading the word of overclocking in India of late. One great example of this is the ASUS Overclocking Tour India, a series of events running throughout the year at various locations in India. Following up on the first stop of the Tour which was held in Kolkata back in February of this year, the second leg of the tour took place in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state and one of the country’s most important technology industry hubs.
Indonesia has become a hotbed of young overclocking talent, thanks in part to a large, well organised and pro-active community that continues to provide events where locals can compete, share and learn. One such event, The Enthusiast Zone Festival 2016, was held throughout June and July at the Mengga Dua Mall in Jakarta. The event was held with the help of several key industry partners including AOC, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, RAZER, Stealseries, Patriot, In-Win and several others.
Over the weekend of June 18-19 2016, Swiss overclocking website and forum Ocaholic helds an OC event at the Ocaholic HQ, inviting Italian overclockers Naruto80, Pixy and Rule, as well as Swiss overclocker Racoon from Switzerland plus a few friends from MIFCOM(.de) to get down to serious extreme overclocking.
On June 13th 2016, the Overclocking: Break the Boundaries event in Jakarta, Indonesia took place, an event showcasing overclocking to students at the Binus University. Two of the country’s most respected overclockers gave overclocking demos to show local young people and students the basic concepts of ambient overclocking, as well as an overview of competitive amateur overclocking using both the HWBOT database and the OC-ESPORTS platform.
Brazil’s top overclocking talent organized an event at the FIAP University in São Paulo, Brazil, one of the country’s foremost Technical Universities. Fitted out with laboratories and a large auditorium, it’s an ideal venue to showcase the world of overclocking to an audience of technically gifted and knowledgeable young people. Rbuass, Brazil’s leading OC proponent, evangelist and the country’s No.1 ranked overclocker, was at the center of things as usual, conducting extreme overclocking demos for students in attendance at the event.
The guys from Overclock.net hosted a small section of the Good Game Con 2016 eSports event over the weekend of May 21st and 22nd 2016. Good Game Con is in fact one of North America’s largest eSports events, this year attracting over 4000 attendees and 400,000 unique online viewers. Good Game Con attempts to amalgamate several of Canada’s, and in particular Toronto’s gaming communities. this year it also attracted the attendance of Overclock.net, one of the world’s largest PC enthusiast and overclocking forums.
The HWBOT World Tour 2016 is the most ambitious event ever organized in the world of Overclocking, spanning a total of seven countries and five continents. The idea is to bring extreme competitive overclocking to the masses, as well the opportunity for newcomers to learn the basics and start overclocking themselves. The World Tour Asia leg of the tour took place in the backyard of HWBOT HQ at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan, one of the largest technology trade shows in the world.
For the last five years G.SKILL has hosted what has what has become recognized as one of the best overclocking contests at Computex 2016 – the G.SKILL OC World Cup. The contest kicks off with an online qualification stage where extreme overclockers compete for the right to appear in the finals held at the G.SKILL booth at Computex, the biggest technology trade show in Asia. This year’s World Cup contest attracted some of the sport’s biggest players who are no doubt motivated by the massive $10,000 US dollar prize.