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Meet the SnackDown 2017 Finalists
5:00 PM, IST, 22 June 2017

Our journey with SnackDown 2017 has come a long way in the past 2 months. The finals of SnackDown are sure to be a congregation of the best of the best. Here is the list of those we are looking forward to join us: https://blog.codechef.com/2017/06/13/lets-welcome-snackdown-2017-finalists/

SnackDown Elimination Round
01:30 AM, IST, 04 June 2017

5 hours of intense coding has finally come to an end. #SNCKEL17 concluded successfully. We shall run moss across all the submissions to identify cheating cases. Once we are done with the scrutiny process, we shall send invitations to all the shortlisted finalists through an email. The problems of the contest have not been moved to practice yet. We are hosting a replay of the contest for the entire community tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 PM IST. Hope to see you there!
Link to the contest: https://www.codechef.com/SNEL17RP

SnackDown Pre-Elimination Round B
09:30 PM, IST, 01 June 2017

The SnackDown 2017 Pre-Elimination Round B has successfully ended. So far we have seen 1934 teams under top 1000 ranks. We shall run moss across all the submissions to identify cheating cases. Once we are done with the scrutiny process, we shall send invitations to all the shortlisted teams through an email.

Conclusion of SnackDown Pre-Elimination Round A
10:10 PM, IST, 30 May 2017

The SnackDown 2017 Pre-Elimination Round A has successfully ended. We have run moss (plagiarism detection software) across all the submissions to identify cheaters and sent an email to all those teams who were caught under the scrutiny process. In total, 1469 teams who were under top 1000 ranks in the Pre-Elimination Round A have been moved to the Elimination Round. Rest of the teams who couldn't make it to Elimination Round can compete in Pre-Elimination Round B to make their way to the Elimination Round.
Note: Starting from Pre-Elimination Rounds moss will be run across all the contests throughout the tournament.

Change in timings of SnackDown Pre-Elimination Round A
8:30 PM, IST, 26 May 2017

Based on the concerns raised by the community regarding the clash between the May LunchTime and SnackDown Pre-Elimination Round A, the latter has been postponed by 2 hrs. The SnackDown Pre-Elimination Round A will now start at 27th May 11:00 PM IST (check your timezone here). We apologize for the inconvenience caused and wish you all the very best for both the contests!

SnackDown 2017 Qualifier comes to an end
5:00 PM, IST, 24 May 2017

The SnackDown 2017 Qualifier has successfully ended. It has seen participation of 21,035 teams from across the world. Teams who have solved one problem or more will be advancing to the Pre-Elimination Rounds. Further communication regarding the Pre-Elimination Rounds will be sent through an email to all the qualified teams.

Change in Onsite Finale Schedule
5:00 PM, IST, 13 April 2017

We have moved the dates for SnackDown 2017 Onsite Finale back to 1st July, 2017. Kindly update your calendars.

Invitation to apply for SnackDown Representative Program 2017
11:50 PM, IST, 10 April 2017

The applications for SnackDown Representative Program 2017 are now open. So put on your capes and masks and join our SnackDown Representative Program 2017. This edition, we are also having a dedicated Global Institution/Organization representative program. So, no matter where you are, no matter what you do, if you are passionate about programming, you can be a representative for your institute/organization and yet compete with your team.

Introducing Hubs
11:50 PM, IST, 10 April 2017

We are introducing SnackDown hubs which brings programmers from the same locale and present them an opportunity to come together, network, share knowledge while cracking the SnackDown Online Qualifying round side by side. Sign up today by filling up the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/PwNXLlvWGKxR5mZ43