ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) 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.