Bangalore – ICAI win Blore battle

It was the a big weekend of Crucible™ as Pickbrain put it. Teams with immense talent, passion and knowledge came in for the Bangalore edition of the quiz. The level of the prelim, the numerous shouts for ‘no clues™ were indicators that the battle of Bangalore was a tough one.

The finalists in the Bangalore round were:

  • IIIT Bangalore: Puneeth N and Navein Pai
  • BMS College: Sonal Saldhana and Arvind V
  • BIT: Rajath and Najundeshwara
  • Christ University: Himadri and Vishnu
  • PES Inst. Of Tech: Sathvik Ashok and Gurudatta
  • ICAI: Vijay and Mohit Jain

The final saw ICAI take an early lead while PES, BIT and Christ clawed their way up in the next round of the quiz. Mid way into the finale and with the buzzers in play PES lost a couple of points in the buzzer and could never really recover from that.

The duo from BMS were aggressive in the next couple of rounds but took too many chances and negatives to be able to bounce back. ICAI in the mean time consolidated and did not take a single negative as they secured a slot in the south zone finale.

The final rounds saw a tight battle for the second spot and on a tie breaker Christ University clinched the dual and a prize amount of 50K.

RESULTS

  • WINNER : ICAI – Vijay and Mohit Jain
  • RUNNER UP : Christ University – Himadri and Vishnu
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