National Institute of Technology rule the Zonal Finals in Kolkata
These teams will now compete against the top two teams from the other four zones, in the ultimate battle to win the 13th edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2017 at the National Finals to be held in Mumbai. Rishabh Jain and Shubham Agarwal from ICAI emerged as the winners of Kolkata regional round of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2017.
The Kolkata regional round preceded the zonal final. The names of the rounds and pattern of the quiz was themed around contemporary games. Each segment of the quiz was divided in three rounds titled ‘League of Legends’, ‘Need for Strategy’, and ‘Game of Crowns’.
The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam, better known as ‘Pickbrain’ who kept the contestants and audience constantly engaged.
Rishabh Jain and Shubham Agarwal from ICAI defeated 71 teams to win the Kolkata regional round.
The runners-up position was bagged by Sailesh Mishra and Baibaswata B. Jena from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar.
The winners of the national finals will receive a grand prize of Rs. 5,00,000* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy.
The winners of the regional rounds and runners-up were awarded a prize money of Rs. 75,000* and Rs. 35,000* respectively.
The zonal finals saw fascinating performances from all the teams. As the quiz progressed, the duo from NIT Jamshedpur looked evidently better prepared than the others and took an early lead. The battle for the second spot took a turn as some teams chose aggression and other teams remained cautious.
The duo from NIT Silchar which had won at Shillong, a new location introduced by the Tata group, played brilliantly well to get to the runner-up title.
Congratulating the winners for the event, Vinaya Verma, CEO mjunction said, “The quality of quizzing is great here, and to succeed, one not only needs to be knowledgeable but also keep their cool and not panic, and trust their partner. I see a lot of intellect, teamwork and passion in the quizzing. I would like to congratulate everybody out here and hats-off to Tata Crucible Campus Quiz for organising the same.”