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Where does e-sports have a good following? Korea? I don't see much here in the US, but can't speak for Europe.

Well depends on what you consider a good following. Of course it's not as big as mainstream sports but even in the US there are tons of big events and the livestreams from those are viewed by tens of thousands of people at the same time. The prize pools in the most popular games can be in the 100K area, lots of people make a living off it. Esports is doing just fine. Just go and check out an event like dreamhack once and you'll get it tongue.gif

And yes korea has a really big scene as well.
 
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Well the first intro of that video made me feel like an utter geek thumb.gif

Good job I'm a guitarist, skier and driver biggrin.gif
post #23 of 27
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The narrator is crazy if he thinks extreme overclocking will ever go mainstream. Just look at it on face value. A room full of nerdy guys, sitting in front of computers, watching random bench applications. Not very exciting unless somebody accidentally pours LN2 in their lap. Hell, I overclock and I don't even find it all that exciting.
You've obviously never watched OCN's streams of the events, or seen any of the picture of us doing crazy stuff with LN2 (other than pouring it on hardware tongue.gif). Half the fun of waiting for a benchmark to finishe is to see what happens when you put stuff in LN2, including but not exclusive to: candy, beer, random food, USB sticks, laptops, cups, water bottles, ect.

At the MI event we did in Oct, I did a little science experiment, for the kids of some of the guys that came, with balloons and how other gases react to cold temperatures.
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post #24 of 27
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Thats the thing. Its just a ball. Anyone can do it. Overclocking is very small % of a very small % of people.

but it is growing...more people are building their own machines these days and are finding they now have the ability to overclock. Plus overclocking has gotten easier I think. I used to bump the FSB a few MHz at a time, mess with memory timings and speed, change voltages to a good dozen different components of the mother board (but then I used to use DFI boards tongue.gif )

Now days I don't even worry about memory speed or timings...it has almost no effect on performance (at least when compared to getting CAS 2 on old DDR memory.) I just set the multiplier...bump up voltage on just the vcore until you stop crashing at 100% load...stress test for a hour or so...call it done.
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Very nice video..Cant wait til I find good events to attend near where I am.
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Well depends on what you consider a good following. Of course it's not as big as mainstream sports but even in the US there are tons of big events and the livestreams from those are viewed by tens of thousands of people at the same time. The prize pools in the most popular games can be in the 100K area, lots of people make a living off it. Esports is doing just fine. Just go and check out an event like dreamhack once and you'll get it tongue.gif
And yes korea has a really big scene as well.

100k is just falling too short... If I remember correctly, games like League of Legends have much bigger prize pools than anything I can recall as far as $1 million. Add the fact that, for that game alone, there is a (VERY) large number of competitions with this kind of prize pot.

Yeah... If 5 kids playing hours in front of a screen can get a million dollars for winning, I think extreme overclocking should at least get a $10.000 prize pool (And 10.000 is sometimes just not enough... Most I've seen have spent tons more actually getting there in the first place.)
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but it is growing...more people are building their own machines these days and are finding they now have the ability to overclock. Plus overclocking has gotten easier I think. I used to bump the FSB a few MHz at a time, mess with memory timings and speed, change voltages to a good dozen different components of the mother board (but then I used to use DFI boards tongue.gif )
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Yeahs but think of right now as the peak. It will go down once Tab, Phones, AIO PC get faster and better. Also now that Intel is going for non socket CPUs its not a clear and hopeful future for overclocking.
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