G.SKILL Announces 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018 with Increased Total Cash Prize Pool of $20,000 USD

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Taipei, Taiwan (9 March 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the start of the 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018, with the Online Qualifier stage beginning on March 13, 2018! This is one of the largest annual overclocking competition of its kind, with participating competitors from around the world and a massive total cash prize pool of $20,000 USD, where the champion will be taking home $10,000 USD in cash. The OC World Cup 2018 is open to the public, so join us and the next overclocking champion might be you!

Round 1: Online Qualifier

The Online Qualifier round of the OC World Cup 2018 will be hosted on the HWBOT’s OC-Esports webpage from March 13th to April 16th, 2018. Participants will be ranked in the completion and scoring of 4 featured benchmarks: Highest DDR4 Frequency, SuperPi 32m, Geekbench 3 Multi-Core, and 3DMark11 on integrated graphics processor. Participants must use G.SKILL DDR4 memory, Intel® Core™ i5-8600K processor, and Z370 chipset motherboards. For more event details and rules, please visit the competition webpage on HWBOT’s OC-Esports webpage: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2018_qualifier

 Additionally, all participants of the Online Qualifier round will receive an entry to a lucky draw, where one lucky winner will receive a G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) high performance memory kit!

 Largest Single Cash Prize in an Overclocking Competition!

Since the inception of G.SKILL OC World Cup in 2014, this overclocking competition features the largest single cash prize for the winning champion, being able to take home a massive $10,000 USD cash prize. Furthermore, with the competition in its fifth consecutive year, G.SKILL is increasing the total cash prize pool to $20,000 USD for the OC World Cup 2018. Lastly, all contestants participating in the Live Qualifier will win sponsorship for G.SKILL’s latest high-end extreme performance memory kit.

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For a breakdown of the cash prize in OC World Cup 2018, please see below:

OC Champion: USD $10,000

2nd: USD $3,000

3rd: USD $2,500

4th: USD $2,000

5th: USD $1,500

6th: USD $1,000

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