Ma Mengming, vice president of Gigabyte, presided over the overclocking finals, and was the one responsible for inviting representatives of the company’s co-sponsors to participate in the opening ceremony. The brilliant performances of cheerleaders received unanimous applause from those present at the opening ceremony, as the overclocking competition-related matters were then explained to visitors in Chinese and English.
After the opening ceremony ended, visitors were able to put votes into ballot boxes. Meanwhile, the projection display screen located in the overclocking competition area displayed the last zero count, on which the starting and ending times of each phase of the contest—as well as best-to-date results of the teams—were displayed so that participants could keep track.
The Teams Get Ready
Before the competition formally began, the teams made relevant preparations in the overclocking competition area, which included providing mounting LN2 equipment to relevant hardware, modifying the circuits of competition-specific components, and so on.