Enterprising modders, listen up! Cooler Master’s Case Mod World Series is due to start up soon and they are currently accepting entries for modders eager to put their craft onto the net and earn recognition and money for it. There’s a grand prize of $20,000 (approx R230,000) and among the sponsors for the competition are Dremel, Intel, OCZ, ASUS and Geil. Hit the jump for the press release.
If you’re thinking of signing up, you need to do so before 7 February 2015 at mod.coolermaster.com. You can submit mods that you’ve done or are currently doing and there are some limitations in the rules. If you’re doing a tower mod, you need to be using a Cooler Master case. If you’re doing a scratch build, no other manufacturer logos must be prominent aside from the Cooler Master logo and it needs to have at least one identifiable part made by them. Fans don’t really count, so perhaps a power supply would be enough.
Check out the press release below and the winning tower and scratch builds to give you some inspiration.
Taipei, Taiwan – January 7th, 2015 – Cooler Master announces once again the biggest modding event of the year with the Case Mod World Series by inviting all modders to show-off their creativity and push the limits of PC case design. This year’s panel of judges includes an impressive line-up of modders from around the world making it one of the most prestigious modding competition ever. And thanks to the support of Dremel, Intel, Asus, OCZ and GeIL, we have over US$20,000 in cash and hardware prizes up for grabs.
There will be two categories ‘Tower Mod’ and ‘Scratch Build’. The judging will be limited to only the the judge panel, which includes: Richard ‘Darthbeavis’ Surroz, Peter ‘L3P’ Brands, Brian ‘BOD MODS’ Carter, Ronnie Hara, Mathieu ‘Sassanou’ Heredia, Richard Kiers, Antony Leather and the sponsors. A newly created award ‘Rising Star’ will be also determined by this panel to identify the future star to watch for in the modding scene. Also, a ‘People’s Choice’ will be chosen based solely on public voting.
Last year’s entries produced some of the world’s top builds and gained massive fan followings from around the world. These designs also helped push the development and design of PC cases.