From Half-Life to Portal: The amazing PC casemods of Gamescom

Among the winners of this year's International German Casemod Championships at Gamescom were computers that looked like a Portal turret, a Half-Life HEV Suit Charger and a massive... egg?

Among the winners of this year's International German Casemod Championships at Gamescom were computers that looked like a Portal turret, a Half-Life HEV Suit Charger and a massive... egg?

Each year modders from around the country gather at Gamescom to show off and create spectacular mods. The competition is broken down into a number of categories, but the main divide is between the people who come with their cases finishes and those who arrive to build a casemod from pre-set pieces in 24 hours.

The 24 hours live-modding competition is broken up into three days of 8-hour marathon modding, with teams of two shaping plastic, burning wood and assembly the guts of their computer creations under the watchful eyes of a team of judges.

We spent a bit of time with one of the judges at this year's show to talk about the winners and the competition.


Here's the full down of winners from this year's event:

24-hour Live-Modding

First place Team Chaosmodder

  • Henning Wolter (27 years) from Koblenz
  • Matthias Streser (25 years) from Espelkamp

Second Place: Team Modding Maniacs

  • Ali Abbas (44 years) from Schwabach
  • Johannes Loew (22 years) from Eschenburg

Third Place: Team Coolermaster

  • Patrick Betz (32 years) from Simbach
  • Oliver Peier (40 years) from Calberlah

Case Modification

First Place: RENEGADE, The Public Enemy by Ali Abbas (44 years) from Schwabach

Second Place: taabar sin by George Kähler (24 years) from Weisendorf

Third Place: Vengance of the Vertabrae by Johannes Loew (22 years) from Eschenburg

Case Construction

First Place: The Black Widow by Ali Abbas (44 years) from Schwabach

Second Place: Black Sphere V2 by Bertram Brugner (29 years) from Munich

Third Place: Xperience by Florian Hering (18 years) from Untermerzbach

Most spectacular Creation (Election by the gamescom visitors)

First Place: Project 2012 by Jens (27 years) & Maik (31 years) Schierhorn from Peine

Second Place: Vengance by the Vertabrae of Johannes Loew (22 years) from Eschenburg

Third Place: Sentry Turret by Stefan Blass (36 years) from Cologne

Consumer Electronics Modification (CE-Mod)

First Place: Looping Louie revolution by Matthias Streser (25 years) from Espelkamp

Second Place: Wicked Widow Set by Ali Abbas (44 years) from Schwabach

Third Place: Schrott-Mod 2.1 by Maik Schierhorn (31 years) from Peine

Cases on the Move

First Place: RENEGADE, The Public Enemy by Ali Abbas (44 years) from Schwabach

Second Place: Looping Louie revolution by Matthias Streser (25 years) from Espelkamp

Third Place: Team: Coolermaster with Oliver Peier (40 years) & Patrick Betz (32 years)

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