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.
Today we proudly and excitedly announce the beta launch of the HWBOT X online platform for overclocking event sharing and a project we’ve been working on during the summer and we are happy to finally show it to the world.
Since forever, overclockers around the world engage with their friends and foes in overclocking gatherings, events, and workshops. Sometimes the events are small and include just a handful of people, and sometimes they are huge with hundreds of overclockers participating in qualifiers around a country. There is so much overclocking action going on, it’s hard to keep track. [Read more…]