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March 05, 2016

G.SKILL Announces 3rd Annual “OC World Cup 2016” Extreme Overclocking Competition


Taipei, Taiwan (4 March 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, thrilled to announce the commencement of the 3rd annual “OC World Cup 2016” overclocking competition!

Each year, G.SKILL hosts the OC World Cup overclocking competition with the live four-day finals at the G.SKILL booth during Computex. This year, G.SKILL will be providing a $16,200 USD total cash prize pool for the winners. Following the tradition of the event, the Grand Champion of the OC World Cup 2016 will walk away with a grand cash prize of $10,000 USD!

OC World Cup Structure 
G.SKILL OC World Cup is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Finals. Live Qualifier and Grand Finals will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex from 31st May to 3rd June 2016.

Online Qualifier Rules
The Online Qualifiers round will be held on HWBOT (hwbot.org) from 7th March to 11th April 2016, featuring 3 benchmarks: Highest DDR4 Frequency, 3Dmark 01 with IGP, and 3DMark 11 with IGP. The benchmarks are selected to challenge the memory tweaking skills of overclockers on G.SKILL DDR4 memory, 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, and Z170 platforms. The top 6 Online Qualifier contestants will win the tickets to participate in the OC World Cup 2016 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2016.

For more competition rules and details, please visit the event page at HWBOT: 
http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2016_qualifier

Prizes include:
  • Champion: $10,000 USD
  • 2nd: $2,500 USD + Trident Z DDR4 4000MHz 16GB (8GBx2)
  • 3rd: $1,500 USD + Trident Z DDR4 4000MHz 16GB (8GBx2)
  • 4th: $1,200 USD
  • 5th: $1,000 USD

Additionally, all 6 contestants of the OC World Cup 2016 Live Qualifiers will receive one kit of DDR4 3600MHz CL15 16GB (8GBx2), one kit of DDR4 4000MHz 8GB (4GBx2) memory, and win sponsorship of G.SKILL’s new upcoming DDR4 memory for the next-gen DDR4 platform.

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