The Southern zonal tipped to be the toughest of the four zones lived up to that perception as six champions with three former national champions on stage making the battle a super absorbing fare.
Loansingh.com: Prasad and Siddharth
Nexus Consulting : Venky Srinivasan and Hrishi
Federal Bank : Midhun and Amrut Abraham
TCS : Jayakanthan and Aniruddha Dutta
Amazon: Kornala Arun and Sunil
Chennai Silks : Ashok and Yogesh Pai
The final was riveting. It saw TCS get off to a blazing start only to be overtaken by Chennai Silks soon enough. Chennai Silks on their part played brilliantly and went into a big lead but a couple of rash buzzer hits got them below what could have been a very imposing score for the others.
While TCS kept at it, it was a late start from Loan Singh which played very well to not take a single negative on the buzzer and finish the quiz as champions having rallied from behind. In a gripping battle for the second place, it was TCS that made it past Chennai Silks to the national round.
The guest of honour Mr. B Kumar GM, Vivanta by Surya, congratulated the teams and spoke of how tier two cities were powering the new Indian dream with knowledge at the core of all of it.