With over 300 students at the Nagpur edition of the quiz, the anticipation levels were high, even before the first question was asked. Pickbrain had his armoury of questions in place, with a tough prelim that teams negotiated. The six finalists were:
Govt. Medical College, Akola : Shubham and Prateek
IIM, Nagpur : Ataul Karim and Srikhar B.
IMT : Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
VNIT : Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava
LIT :Vishwaroop and Ms. Dhariya S.
RCOEM :Vatsal and Ms. Yashashree
Champions, IMT - Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
The final was a very close contest from the beginning. With the defending champions from VNIT back on stage, it was certainly a lot of pressure on the other teams to challenge them. The VNIT team from their end, started well and went into the lead quickly.
Soon enough the duo from IMT were on their way as were the other teams like IIM and LIT. The battle went down to the final round and the pressure equation started to play on the teams. With IMT keeping the tempo high, VNIT took their chances and missed a few. IMT held their own and registered a thrilling win getting past a multi-year champion in VNIT.
The guest of honour, Dr. Padole, Dean Faculty Welfare, VNIT Nagpur, spoke of the importance of such events and wished the teams the very best for the future rounds.
Runner Up, VNIT - Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava
WINNER : IMT - Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
RUNNER UP : VNIT - Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava