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.
The HWBOT X platform was launched around six months ago as a platform where overclockers could share and promote overclocking events that were happening all around the world. The site acts as a directory where overclockers can post the event details and reach out to their local scene, while also letting the rest of the world know what’s going on at various locations around the world. HWBOT X also provides access to a framework that helps event organisers get their event up and running, tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience that the HWBOT team have accumulated over the last decade.
Since its inception, HWBOT X has grown and evolved, getting involved with several independent OC events around the world. Let’s take a quick look at what we have seen so far.
Russian ASUS HQ opened its doors to some of the most influential overclockers in country last week with the ASUS ROG Russia OC Summit 2016. Running from May 11th to 14th, the OC Summit invited some of the counrty’s most well known faces including Smoke, 12, slamms, IceAlex and Atheros who were also joined by special guest and Polish legend, Xtreme Addict. The four day program was sponsored ASUS with partners Kingston, Cooler Master and OCLab.ru giving Russia’s overclockers a chance to bench on Skylake and Haswell E, just to see what they could come up with in terms of scores and of course records.