It was the first zonal for the season and it was a new zone. With no precedence, it turned out to be a fascinating afternoon of quizzing at Hyderabad. The only pre-quiz favourite seemed to be Osmania University, the local champs.
IIM Raipur :Jasojeet and Suhas
NITK Surathkal:Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
GITAM University :Ankur Bhattacharya and Shyam Reddy
IIM Indore :Avijeet and Leo Francis
LNMIIT :Dheeraj Gupta and Dikshanth Rathi
IMT Nagpur :Gopal P. and Avikshith Shetty
Osmania Medical College :Dr. Mustafa Hasmi and Dr. Murtuza Hasmi
Champions, IIM Indore - Avijeet and Leo Francis
The final saw the true test of the gamification platform created for the quiz that kept everyone on their toes, and what mattered on a level playing field with seven champions was strategy.
The strategies the teams played were interesting. If IIM Indore went ahead and then slowed down, it seemed intentional. On the other hand, Osmania Medical gave it their all which seemed smart as well, despite finishing on a negative score.
However, even as IIM Indore topped comfortably, IMT Nagpur and IIM Raipur tried their best to make a dent but could not hold a momentum. It turned out to be an evening that belonged to the boys from NITK Surathkal as they played within themselves to emerge runner up.
Runner Up, NITK Surathkal - Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
WINNER : IIM Indore - Avijeet and Leo Francis
RUNNER UP : NITK Surathkal - Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma