MSI European Overclocking Challenge 2008 Coverage
Published: 29th August 2008 | Source: Overclock3D |
The weekend comprised of four days, from Friday the 22nd until Monday the 25th of August. The two days either side the weekend itself was set aside for travel and such and the Saturday and Sunday for the event to be conducted.
The majority of the attendees had arrived by 6pm Amsterdam time, and were then whisked off to the opening dinner, for which MSI had booked out an entire restaurant. Here they introduced the representatives, a few details were given and some ground rules were laid down (no 'coffee shops'). After dinner it was back to the hotel for a good nights sleep to prepare for the next days challenge.
The next morning the group was ferried from the hotel to the old factory building that MSI had rented out to hold the event in. The Venue wasn't too far from the hotel, so everyone quickly gathered and waited to be let inside.
Upon entering the venue, it was clear MSI had put a lot of effort into making it as an enjoyable atmosphere as anyone could have hoped. At the near end of the hall there were stands showing off MSI's and OCZs hardware, A few MSI notebooks were laid out ready to be fiddled with, as well as two demo stands showing off a tri-SLI 260 GTX and Crossfire 4870 setup's.
By 3pm the results were gathered in and the teams gathered at the stage end of the hall. The Grand Jury went around and collected the hard drives from each team's table, and took the results to be collated. Once all the drives had been collected, the contestants returned to the tables for the big tidy up.
To finish the main event, there was a ceremony where each team was called up in the order that they had been ranked from 20 to 1. Each team made their way to the stage for a photo opportunity with the various Rep's and MSI staff.
After the winners had been crowned and the prizes awarded. MSI made the announcement that the top 3 teams were invited to the world event that they are planning for the future in Taiwan.
The weekend was finished with a dinner at the restaurant that had been booked for the first night. With closing speeches and the results from each team being read out. Then it was back to the hotel for the last nights kip, before being carried off to the airport and home again on the Monday.