KEY POINTS

  • OC Showdown 2017 Team Edition runs from 14th April to 5th June 2017, spans five distinct stages, and is open to both new and existing HWBOT teams
  • US$5,000 total prize pool up for grabs, with gear from ROG, EKWB, G.Skill, Open Benchtable, Seasonic and Thermal Grizzly
  • Substantial prize package will be presented to two overall winning teams, plus individual prizes awarded for each stage 

Taipei, Taiwan (4th April, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced OC Showdown 2017 Team Edition, a brand-new, five-stage online competition that invites overclocking squads to compete to win prizes with a total value of US$5,000.

Running from 14th April to 5th June, 2017 and hosted on HWBOT, at http://oc-esports.io, ROG OC Showdown 2017 Team Edition is aimed at enthusiast overclockers working in teams. The competition is open to both existing HWBOT’s teams and new groups, with new teams free to register at any time.

Newcomers keen to take part in the competition may do by creating an HWBOT account and joining a team. A list of existing teams can be found at http://hwbot.org/league/teams.

In order to reach the top overall team ranking, individual overclockers will have to submit their best scores in five distinct stages. Stages 1 and 2 are limited to overclockers using only air or water cooling. From Stage 3, overclockers using extreme-cooling methods can submit scores – but air-cooling scores can also be submitted.

OC Showdown 2017 Team Edition’s five distinct Stages are detailed in the following table, with full details and rules available on the competition page at http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/rogocs17_teamedition:

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Benchmark XTU  X265 – 4 K GPUPI for CPU – 1B Reference clock 3DMark Time Spy
Hardware limitations 4 x cores No X99 No limitations No limitations Single GPU

No TitanX or 1080ti

League limitations Rookie

Novice

Rookie

Novice

Enthusiast

Rookie

Novice

Enthusiast

Apprentice

Rookie

Novice

Enthusiast

Apprentice

Extreme

Rookie

Novice

Enthusiast

Apprentice

Extreme

Elite

Cooling limitations Air / water

30ºC idle

Air / water

30ºC idle

No limitations No limitations No limitations
Average scoring / team Top 3 scores / team Top 5 scores / team Top 2 scores / team Top 3 scores / team Top 2 scores / team
Unique hardware / team[1] CPUs model CPUs model CPUs model Chipsets GPUs model
Points repartition 50-48-46-44-42-40… 50-46-44-42-40-38… 50-44-42-40-38-36… 50-42-40-38-36-34… 50-40-38-36-34-32…

 ROG OC Showdown Team Edition Overall Prizes

At the conclusion of the competition, the two teams that have accumulated the most points overall will received a bundle of prizes that includes latest ROG Maximus IX Apex and Crosshair Vi Hero motherboards, ROG Strix GTX 1050Ti graphics card, Seasonic® Prime power supply, EKWB water-cooling kit, G.Skill DDR4 memory, Thermal Grizzly thermal paste and Open Benchtable Black Edition.

Individual prizes will also be awarded to the overclockers who achieve the highest scores in each of the five Stages. An additional prize will be awarded to the overclocker that brings the most points to his or her team, as the most valuable competitor overall. The prizes are detailed in the following table: 

 

Prizes
Overall Team 1 1 x ROG Maximus IX Apex

1 x ROG Crosshair VI Hero

1 x ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti

2 x Seasonic PRIME Platinum 1200W

1 x G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 4133MHz 16GB(2x8GB)

1 x G.Skill Flare X DDR4 3200MHz CL14 16GB(2x8GB) 1 x EK-KIT P280

1 x Open Benchtable

5 x Thermal grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g

ROG T-shirts Overclocker Edition

Overall Team 2 1 x ROG Maximus IX Apex

1 x ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti

1 x Seasonic PRIME Platinum 1000W

1 x G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 4133MHz 16GB(2x8GB)1 x EK-KIT L360

1 x Open Benchtable

5 x Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g

ROG T-shirts Overclocker Edition

Most valuable player Overall 1 x ROG Maximus IX Apex

1 x Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 37g

1 x ROG T-shirt Overclocker Edition and other ROG goodies

Stage 1 – Top 1 Overclocker 1 x ROG Maximus IX Apex
Stage 2 – Top 1 Overclocker 1 x ROG Strix GTX 1050 Ti
Stage 3 – Top 1 Overclocker 1 x EK-KIT L240 (R2.0)
Stage 4 – Top 1 Overclocker 1 x G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3600MHz CL16 16GB(2x8GB)
Stage 5 – Top 1 Overclocker 1 x Seasonic Prime Platinum 1000W

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ROG OC Showdown 2017 Team Edition has launched. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

[1] *For each Stage, overclockers from the same team will have to use either a CPU, chipset or GPU model to count in the average scoring / team. For example, for Stage 1 the average top three scores for Team A will be calculated as follows:

Team A – Overclocker 1 submitted with i7 6700K

Team A – Overclocker 2 submitted with i5 6600K

Team A – Overclocker 3 submitted with i7 7700K

 

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