Its a first time city for the corporate edition but the quality of teams is converse to that feeling observed quizmaster Pickbrain as he started the proceedings.
Elaborating further, he said while Noida was new to the quiz radar, the location is so corporate friendly that he was not surprised with the quality.
With his witty remarks and a large college audience watching him in awe, Pickbrain kept going and one did not feel the prelim breeze past and soon we were in the grip of a final. The first finalists at Noida were:
Misfits Media (Inc 42) : Ankan Das and Sreshth Shah
NTPC Ltd : Amit Kumar and Umesh Kumar
Rate Gain Travel : Sanish and Azhar Khan
Amity Business School : Ms.Neelam and Mr.Rajat
Bank of India : Girish and RP Sinha
Maral Overseas Ltd : Himanshu and Shyam S
The final was a tense battle with the current campus champion, now with Misfits (Inc42), on stage and all the others challenging them. In the initial phase of the quiz, everything was seeing to go the Inc42 way, as other teams perhaps feared the negatives in a very dynamic format.
The quiz moved quickly as both the right and wrong answers added to the excitement and unpredictable nature of the final. It soon came down to three teams Inc42, NTPC and Rate Gain.
The duo from Rate Gain really played well to finish runner up and spare a couple of negatives, which would have challenged Inc42 for the title.
It was however Inc42 that held their own and closed the quiz without much fuss to emerge the first ever champions of the quiz from Noida.
The guest of honour Mr. Rajat Bhattacharya from TCS Noida gave away the prizes in the presence of Dr. Sanjeev Bansal, Director, Amity Business School.
WINNER: Misfits Media (Inc 42) : Ankan Das and Sreshth Shah
RUNNER UP: Rate Gain Travel : Sanish and Azhar Khan
Winners Misfits Media (Inc 42) : Ankan Das and Sreshth Shah