Runners MARUTI SUZUKI Raja Sri Charan Belugappa and Krishnan Kumar
The magnificent Taj City Centre at Gurgaon played a perfect host to the fast-paced corporates of Gurugram. Pickbrain was very business-like and not in a mood to share too many clues given that it was a tough city. After a snappy prelim, the six teams that made it to the final included:
E & Y: Theo Thomas and Ayush Awasthi
Coca Cola: Deepak and Karthik
Microsoft: Jaspal Singh and Kshitiz Aggarwal
Maruti Suzuki India Pvt Ltd: Raja Sri Charan Belugappa and Krishnan Kumar
Ola: Shiv Das and Akshay Gautam
Hero MotoCorp: Saurab and Pankaj Jindal
The final of the quiz was swift and from the word go it was the OLA duo who were at it. They raced off to a quick start and maintained the pressure right through. The other teams did try, Hero MotoCorp would gain and loose points making it difficult for them to progress. The other teams were locked in a tight battle for the second spot as OLA went past the 1000 barrier. Pickbrain pointed out that barely four teams across the nation have managed to do that.
The second-place battle in the meantime became a close one ending in a final question battle between E&Y, Microsoft, Hero and Maruti Suzuki. It was finally Maruti Suzuki that drove past the others to win their first-ever runner up title. The quality of the teams at Gurgaon was something ace quizmaster Pickbrain particularly appreciated after the quiz. He observed, "This is always an exciting city as you have everyone here in abundance, be it the private sector, public sector, MNC's or even start-ups".
The chief guest Ms. Kanika Hasrat, GM Taj City Centre, Gurgaon, spoke of the importance of learning and more so to be open to learning from everyone all the time.