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MSI has been so gracious to give me the opportunity to offer press coverage for MSI's largest competition of the year.

The Master Overclocking Arena finals in Taipei Taiwan on September 28th 2012.


Press coverage will consist of recorded video with interviews of the competitors and MSI staff, along with live updated pictures from the event.

MSI will be hosting a live stream of the event. PizzaMan and Kip69 from Overclock.net will be joining Trouffman and xyala via OCTV's live stream




"The MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) is hallowed battleground for global overclocking masters. Every year MSI invites worldwide overclocking gurus, through on-line or on-site qualifications, for a high-tech showdown. Equipped with today's most powerful computers, each invited master challenges the limit of their equipment with their excellent overclocking technique, to win the honor of being crowned the worldwide overclocking master. These overclocking masters break world records under close watch of global media and fellow overclocking enthusiasts. MSI has achieved notable milestones in the field of extreme overclocking. Apart from the players-focused annual MOA contest, many other overclocking events are also hosted online or on-site to break worldwide overclocking records. The globally watched MOA competition has become the flagship of these overclocking competition series." Quoted from MSI's MOA site


I'm here to say that this event is very much closely watched by most competitive overclocking teams, as we route for our top overclocking teammates who spend loads of time and money overclocking MSI motherboards and graphic cards in attempts to make it to the finals in Taiwan. Weather or not they are MSI fans, overclockers from around the world watch as their teammates take the year's top-end hardware to its limits. The event just seems to get better and better each year as MSI is dedicated to continuing to improve their products, and here is their gift to the overclocking community a stringent competition with awesome prizes throughout the qualifying rounds and free trips to the top overclockers in the world to the finals in Taipei Taiwan.


DATE: September 28th 2012

Location: National Taiwan University's Sport Center, Taipei, Taiwan


Confirmed hardware for competition:


Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition

Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2400 2GBx4

Thermaltake® Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W

Keyboard: Tt® eSPORTS Challenger



Big Bang X79 Xpower II



GTX 680 Lightning




2012's MOA confirmed qualifying competitors:


MOA 2012 AM Qualifier Winners List:


Splave & Romdominance: United States; Team_USA

Rbuass & Hazzan: Brazil; Fusion Overclocking Team

gnidaol & Overheat: Brazil; Loading CFX5BR


MOA 2012 EMEA Qualifier Winners List:


Xtreme Addict & Piwor: Poland; Xtreme Team

T0lsty & cyclone: Ukraine; XtremeLabs.org

ryba (PurePC.pl) & Joanna: Poland; ASD Crew

Aristidis & Stelaras: Greece; HwBox Hellas O/C Team

Smoke (aka OClab.ru) & 12: Russian Federation; Team Russia


MOA 2012 APAC Qualifier Winners List:


I.R.I.S & Lucky_n00b: Indonesia; JagatReview.com

SniperOZ & Deanzo: Australia; Team.au

SOOGE (aka johnlam_OPB_ , aka UncleFester) & JJJC: Australia; Team Mipmap

oc_windforce & Littleboy: Korea (republic); Team_MPBK



Futuremark's Lords of Overclocking 2012:


dRweEz & Vivi: South Africa, Team- SA

Perica_barii & Quake: Montenegro, HW Gurus

Coldest & bboyjezz: Indonesia, JagatReview-Binus CE


Returning Champions MOA 2011:


Monstru & matose: Romania, LAB 501


Competition timeline: +8 GMT September 28th

8:50am Opening Ceremony

9:00-10:30am Assembling/Tuning

10:30-12:30pm Task 1: SuperPi 32M

12:30-3:00pm Task 2: 3Dmark03

3:00-6:00pm Task 3: 3Dmark11 Performance

6:00-7:00pm Winner Announcement and Winning teams interviews

7:00-9:00pm MOA Party!




Official Rules of Engagement:







Overclocking-TV Coverage:


MSI MOA 2012 – Competition Website up and running!

MSI MOA 2012 – Competition schedule and benchmarks

MSI MOA 2012 – The results

MSI MOA 2012 – Official Aftermovie


Twitter feeds:











Photo album




[size4]OCN MOA Movie[/size]



Past MOA Competitions:

MOA 2011

MOA 2010

MOA 2009

MOA 2008

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Cool! Might be interesting to keep track of the different media covering the event this year too.


Fyi - there will be an official MSI livestream.


Yeah, just got that email from MSI. There was some miscommunication about live streaming. Still not sure who is doing the streaming though.



I would be glad to add links to any other media coverage for this event. Just let me know and I'll add them. :D



An update: The event venue is National Taiwan University's Sport Center.

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5 out of 8 will show up at the live final and do a "final battle" there, as far as I understood.


I understood from chinese site that every team will have their own steel lover = ln2 maid lol


* I saw this site 2days ago and there wasn't any info about contest



** I could be a bit drunk when I saw this site for the first time

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A few videos are out so far:




Competition Begins:


Interview with the judge


Visit of the MOA and introduction to each team


Interview with team poland


Interview with Team USA


Interview with the winners Team Korea

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