Engagement and hiring platform for students and graduates Unstop announced the finalists of its Cricket Quiz Festival. The quiz saw over 33,000 participants hailing from 18 countries, primarily India, the US, and Bangladesh, vying for the prize pool of INR 4,00,000. Unstop conducted 45 daily quizzes throughout the tournament, with 6 questions for every player to ace.
The finale of the Unstop World Cup Cricket Quiz Festival will be held on November 18, ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finals.
The top six contenders are Tushar Kanda from NIT Karnataka, Surathkal; Madhav Kedia; Pradhyumna R from PES University, Bengaluru; Preetham Upadhyay from Barclays; Abhishikth Boda from IIT, Sri City; and Saswata Panigrahi, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.
The winner of quiz finale will take home a prize money of INR 1,00,000, while the runner ups will receive INR 50,000 and INR 30,000 each. There are cash prizes for all other finalists along with Amazon Vouchers, a subscription to OTT Play, and all participants receive a subscription to Unstop Pro. The finale will have former Indian cricketer and commentator Arun Lal, Indian cricketer and commentator, and journalist at ESPNcricinfo Sresth Shah as quiz masters.
Ankit Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Unstop said, “Cricket is one game that brings together millions and we’ve been cheering for #Unstoppable Team India since day 1. This quiz was indeed a wonderful experience of giving our community of young talent a digital playground to showcase their best shots.”
Alekhya Chakrabarty, VP, Marketing & Growth of Unstop added, “We felt it is natural to combine quizzing with the cricket world cup to come up with this competition for our community. The quiz saw stellar participation and I’m glad all participants could connect with their inner fan through it. Super excited for both the finals on 18th & 19th November.”
One of the finalists, Preetham Upadhyay said, “I used to look forward to the Unstop Cricket quiz at 6 PM, as much as the actual matches at 2 PM, and this had become a daily ritual over the last month all through the world cup. It was overall a fun and challenging experience as questions and scoring evolved through the festival.”
The quiz will be aired on www.unstop.com.
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