SnackDown 2017

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Preview SnackDown 2017

We are thrilled to announce that the 1st of July, 2017 witnessed the successful Finale of SnackDown 2017, our annual flagship coding competition, that invited 38 teams from across 10 countries to battle it out for the title “SnackDown 2017 Champions”. These teams had bested over 21K teams in multiple Online Qualifiers to fight their way into the Onsite Finale. A 5 hour long intense session resulted in Oleg Merkurev of Ural Federal University and Aleksei Daniliuk of NRU Higher School of Economics from Russia claiming the title and winning a cash award of $10,000. The first runners up title was grabbed by Ryuta Kawai and Kohji Liu from University of Tokyo, Japan. The second runner up slot was claimed by Jin Ce and Zou Xiaoyao from Tsinghua University, China. The first and the second runner up won $5,000 and $3,000 respectively. The best team from India was from IIT Kanpur featuring Sahil Grover & Atanu Chakraborty who won $2000. Weiqiang Yuan of High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University Nanjing and Remilia-Scarlet of Shaoxing No.1 High School Zhejiang went on to emerge as the Best School Team, winning a cash award of $500.

Armed with a whole new format (the participants had the freedom to choose their teammates from anywhere across various institutes/organizations/nations etc), this year’s SnackDown raised the bar to a whole new level. Yet the intent to celebrate a love for coding, which has been our mission since our humble beginnings in 2010, remains the same.

Congratulations to all our contestants, and a huge shout out to everyone who followed us along for this exciting journey. We promise to be back next year, bigger, grander (and tougher!) than ever. Until then, stay tuned!

General Facts

  • The total number of teams registering for this year’s SnackDown is 21,038 from 103 countries.
  • SnackDown 2017 has gotten 261, 149 of total submissions until now.
  • The most used language in all the rounds till now has been C++ with 16, 8297 submissions, followed by Java with 32, 646 submissions. The third and fourth most used language is C with 30, 513 submissions and Python with 18, 712 submissions.

Qualifier Round

  • Fastest AC submission was made in 187 seconds by team zscoder2017 of Chung Ling High School Penang, Malaysia featuring Zi Song Yeoh.
  • 1, 247 teams secured the first spot.
  • 12, 862 number of teams moved to the Pre-Elimination rounds.

Pre-Elimination Round A

  • Fastest AC submission was made in 141 seconds by team kgec_coders11 of Kalyani Government Engineering College featuring Shubham Das and Soumik Sarkar.
  • 324 teams secured the first spot.
  • 1422 number of teams moved to the Elimination round.

Pre-Elimination Round B

  • Fastest AC submission was made in 321 seconds by team coder_saga123 of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar featuring Priyam Vora and Ajay.
  • 54 Teams secured the first position.
  • 1763 number of teams moved to the Elimination round.

Elimination Round