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Along computex preparations, vendors that are involved in OC Competitions are also working on their upcoming live finals.
We have been told today by MSI that they are working intensively on the APAC live finals preparation and event though all details can’t be released yet about this Asian live finals for qualification to the MOA 2011 WW Finals, we are today able to reveal you a few facts.
The date has been decided and should not change. MSI has told us about the 7th of July. Overclockers and media will be invited from the 6th to the 9th according to the following previsionary schedule:
- 6/07 : Arrival of Contestants & Media
- 7/07 : Competition Day
- 8/07 : Panel DIscussion Day
- 9/07 : Departure
Of course of few things will maybe added additionally later onto this schedule, but the basis is there.
MSI has decided to have their APAC live finals in Jakarta, Indonesia. This place off course sounds familiar to some of us as Gigabyte was holding their APAC qualifiers finals for the GOOC last year in this very same city. It appears of course to be a good choice as the city of Jakarta represents a strategic marketplace for vendors to target their consumers.
We also have been told about the venue. The competition should take place in the Hotel where the Contestants and Media will be living during their 3 nights in Jakarta. “LeGrandeur Hotel“. This cosy place in town will for sure be a nice venue for these finals and we are looking forward to spend a few days there.
Check out a few pics of it (courtesy of LeGrandeur Hotel site)
EDIT: note that MSI just told us that we could actually live at a different place. It’s still under survey …
Right now the final list isn’t known as local finals and live finals are still going on in Asia. But what is already sure is that 12 Teams will be competing in Jakarta.
As the rules should be similar to the ones in EMEA in our opinion, a few things could be different as for the APAC finals, Master Giorgio won’t be the head judge. There will be another person in charge of that duty for the APAC finals.
Another interesting element that we have learn from today is probably what contestants are actually the most interested in: The benching gear!
As for the EMEA finals and all precedent MAO 2011 Live finals events, MSI is going to ship the hardware to the contestants before the competition in order to allow them to test it and spare setup time on stage.
Setup time will be approx. 1-1,5hours (same as MOA EMEA) and the hardware should be similar (hasn’t been confirmed yet):
- Mainboard: MSI Big Bang Marshall (B3)
- Graphics: MSI 580GTX Lightning
- CPU: Intel 2600k
We are working on that part closely with MSI at time of writing in order to finalize the requirements and details of it. There are big chances that OCTV is going to host a Live OC Show as we had in the Europe GOOC finals last year. This show will make the stream more attractive, interactive (yes you will be able to join and talk on it!) and also debate about our dear OC community. Famous figures of the OC world will be joining us live and discuss on the insights of this APAC final. More details will be given once the rush of Computex will be gone.
Till there, keep pushing it!