Jan 30, 2015 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015

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Starting on January 30th at 12pm GMT, ASUS ROG launches its OC Showdown 2015 overclocking competition!

The aim of OC Showdown 2015 is to engage and support the entire OC community; whether you're the very top of the game or just enthusiastic about joining in for some benchmarking fun. A total of six online competitions are planned for 2015 on the HWBOT (oc-esports.io) website, with three rounds per series, through to the third quarter this year. Those who join throughout the three events will be able to accumulate points for the entire series!

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The competition is separated in two series, supporting all levels of overclocking enthusiasts:

  • Extreme Series for extreme cooling overclockers (sub-zero ºC; suitable for HWBot Elite and Extreme leagues)
  • Formula Series for air and water cooling overclockers (above 20ºC; suitable for HWBot Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast leagues)

The first event of the Extreme series starts today through to March 2nd with the Formula series kicking off on March 6th.


ROG OC Showdown 2015 would like to thank several key partners that are providing prizes for each round. Prize partners for the Extreme series are Intel, G.Skill, Enermax and 8ECC and for the upcoming Formula series prize partners are Intel, HyperX and Enermax.

For the first round of Extreme Series, prizes are:

  • ROG Matrix GTX 980
  • G.SKILL RipJaws4 DDR4-3200 16GB Black
  • ROG Rampage V Extreme
  • Intel Core i7 5930K
  • Enermax Platimax 1500W
  • G.SKILL RipJaws4 DDR4-3000 16GB Red
  • Enermax Platimax 1500W
  • G.SKILL RipJaws4 DDR4-3000 16GB Black
  • ROG Maximus VII Gene
  • Enermax Platimax 1500W
  • ROG Maximus VII Gene
  • 8ECC LN2 CPU Pot Fusion R3.1 Black and Red Mounting

More chances to win with the lucky draw! The lucky draw is open to all participants of the 3 stages. Get a chance to win:

  • 5x ROG T-Shirt
  • 5x Enermax TwisterStorm 3500rpm 12cm fan
  • 5x Enermax HDD/SDD Mobile Rack

See the press release below for more details on the OC Showdown launch, and for competition rules and benchmark details, see each series page above.

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015



  • Global competition to crown the world’s best extreme and enthusiast overclockers starts today.
  • Extreme series for subzero overclockers with no restrictions on cooling equipment used, and Formula series for enthusiast entrants.
  • @ASUS_ROG #OCShowdown hashtag will be used by contestants and organizers for competition news and bragging rights.


Taipei, Taiwan (30th January, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the opening round of OC Showdown 2015, an online competition inviting hardcore and enthusiast overclockers from around the world to compete to win both kudos and great prizes.

ASUS ROG has organized two series, each divided into three rounds. In co-operation with HWBOT.org, and competition partners Intel®, G.Skill, Enermax and der8auer Extreme Cooling Components (8ECC), subzero overclockers will enter the Extreme series. All other contestants will compete in the Formula series, in collaboration with partners Intel, HyperX® and Enermax.

Contestants will accumulate points during each round and be eligible to win prizes based on their end-of-round score. In addition to prizes for each individual round, a grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner of each series.

Both series are open to overclockers worldwide, though entrants are required to remain in their chosen series once the competition begins. The first round, for Extreme series participants, opens today and runs through to 2nd March, 2015. Formula’s first round kicks off on 6th March and runs through to 6th April, 2015. Full competition rules, along with entry requirements for each series and dates for subsequent rounds, are published on the competition website, at http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/rogocs_extreme_r1.

The total combined prize value for both Extreme and Formula series round one will be USD$8,500. Contestants in both series are encouraged to broadcast their results and comments on both Twitter and Facebook using the @ASUS_ ROG #OCShowdown hashtag.


Extreme series

Extreme series is open to contestants that engage in subzero cooling to obtain the most extreme overclocking results. With no restrictions on the type of cooling equipment used, Extreme series contestants are free to build rigs cooled by whatever apparatus they choose, such as dry ice or liquid nitrogen (LN2).

Participation in the Extreme series requires overclockers to bench with a Z97 or X99 motherboard from ASUS, ASUS ROG or ASUS TUF. For 3D benchmarks, overclockers must also use ASUS, ASUS ROG, or ASUS Strix graphic cards. Full Extreme series competition rules are available at http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/rogocs_extreme_r1.


Formula series

Formula series is for those who love to overclock without allowing the mercury to drop below zero (0ºC), using only air or water cooling. This series is open to anyone using an ASUS, ASUS ROG or ASUS TUF Z87 or Z97 motherboard. As with the Extreme series, for 3D benchmarks Formula overclockers must also use ASUS, ASUS ROG, or ASUS Strix graphic cards. Full Formula series competition rules are available at http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/rogocs_formula_r1.


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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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