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The Road to Pro Challenger Series: Season 2017 Starts February 1st

We are are edging towards the start of a brand new Road To Pro season

It seems like only a few weeks ago that the 2016 Season of the Challenger Divisions and The Pro OC Division came to a close, yet here we are edging towards the start of a brand new season. The Road to Pro Challenger series on OC-ESPORTS, for anyone who is in the dark, is the most comprehensive Overclocking contest ever. It spans a total of eight Divisions and includes challenges on a broad range of hardware including Intel, AMD, classic hardware and mobile processors.

The idea is very simple. The Challenger Series offers something for everyone. A place where we can all find our niche in terms of a prefered platform and available resources. Once you know what your focus is, you can then compete head to head against the best there is. Every season the Challenger Series consists of three rounds, each lasting two months. Challenger Series Round 1 kicks off on February 2017 running until the end of March.

It doesn?t matter if you are a seasoned veteran of many campaigns or a total newcomer looking to draw first blood and get a taste of the action. As the curtain rises on Season 2017, all overclockers start with zero points. By the end of the season we will have our Division champions. At the pinnacle of the game we also have the Pro OC Division, a division where the very best, Elite overclockers in the world go head to head.

Road to Pro 2017: Overview

Each Division includes five unique stages and focuses on a different hardware platform. Here is a general guide to the hardware platforms that will be used in each Challenger Division for Season 2017:

  • Pro OC: Open Platform (single GPU only)
  • Division I: Non-HEDT Intel Core i7 plus single GTX 1080/Vega
  • Division II: Intel Core i5 plus GTX 1070/Fury
  • Division III: Intel Core i3 plus GTX 1060/RX480
  • Division IV: AMD FX plus any AMD GPU
  • Division V: AMD APU (IGP only)
  • Division VI: Mobile Intel CPU (Haswell - Kaby Lake)
  • Division VII: Legacy Hardware

Road to Pro: Round 1 - February 1st to March 31st

The first round of the Road to Pro Challenger series kicks off in just a few days. Running throughout the months of February and March, Round 1 will feature the following benchmarks (and specific hardware limitations where applicable).

Pro OC

  • Stage1: wPrime 32M
  • Stage2: SuperPi 32M
  • Stage3: 3DMark03
  • Stage4: HWBOT x265 1080p
  • Stage5: 3DMark Time Spy

Contest webpage: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/pro_oc_2017_round_1

Division I

  • Stage1: XTU
  • Stage2: GPUPI for CPU 1B
  • Stage3: 3DMark06
  • Stage4: HWBOT x265 1080p
  • Stage5: 3DMark Time Spy

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division1_round1

Division II

  • Stage1: XTU
  • Stage2: HWBOT Prime
  • Stage3: 3DMark05
  • Stage4: HWBOT x265 1080p
  • Stage5: 3DMark Time Spy

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division2_round1

Division III

  • Stage1: XTU
  • Stage2: GPUPI 1B for CPU 1B
  • Stage3: Fire strike
  • Stage4: 3DM 11 physics
  • Stage5: 3Dmark Time Spy

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division3_round1

Division IV

  • Stage1: GPUPI 1B for CPU
  • Stage2: Geekbench 3 Multi Core
  • Stage3: Unigine Heaven Extreme
  • Stage4: Cinebench 11.5
  • Stage5: 3Dmark Time Spy

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division4_round1

Division V

  • Stage1: Super Pi 32M
  • Stage2: GPUPI 1B for GPU
  • Stage3: Unigine Heaven Extreme
  • Stage4: HWBOT Prime
  • Stage5: Catzilla 720p

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division5_round1

Division VI

  • Stage1: XTU
  • Stage2: HWBOT Prime
  • Stage3: wPrime 32M
  • Stage4: 3DMark Firestrike
  • Stage5: 3DMark Ice storm

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division6_round1

Division VII (Socket AM2 + Radeon HD3XX)

  • Stage1: CPU frequency
  • Stage2: SuperPi 32M
  • Stage3: 3DMark03
  • Stage4: DDR2 Memory frequency
  • Stage5: Aquamark 3

Contest webpage:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/roadtopro_challenger_season3_division7_round1

Whatever tickles your Overclocking taste buds, whatever your budget or your skill level, the Road to Pro Challenger Divisions have a place you can call home. Get pushing!


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Which in Division I will be when I have Intel Core i5 6600K and RX 480? Thanks
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can the elite league compete in the divisions, cant remember from last year
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6600K and RX480 is division II
Elite league can compete
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Challenger 2017 Div III Round 1
which of these cards are admitted to the competition gtx 680, gtx 770, gtx 780, r9 280x
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All allowed, the cards we exclude are listed at the rules
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"Division I: Non-HEDT Intel Core i7 plus single GTX 1080/Vega"

Vega before March 31 confirmed! #Hype
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Socket AM2 doesn't include AM2+ I assume?
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You assume correctly - AM2 only, no +
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You assume correctly - AM2 only, no +
Both motherboard and CPU? What about Phenom X3 8750?
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