Hacker Cup 2020 has come to an end. Thank you to all of our participants. See you next year!
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This weekend, the 25 finalists battled it out for over $40,000 in cash prizes, and the title of Hacker Cup Champion. The top 8 finalists all solved 5 out of 6 problems, but in the end Gennady Korotkevich (tourist) became the first 4-time champion with a combined time penalty of just over 6 hours, almost a full hour ahead of 2nd place.
You can see the full scoreboard reveal and interview with Gennady here: https://www.facebook.com/hackercup/videos/3419236791531577/
Gennady was... the first to solve Problem A 11 minutes into the contest, and from there he held onto his lead for the entire contest except for a 40-minute gap towards the end. Gennady was also the first to solve Problem B (32 minutes) and Problem C (55 minutes). Ildar Gainullin (iq300) solved Problem D first at 81 minutes, Daniel Rutschmann (dacin21) solved Problem E first at 131 minutes, and Riku Kawasaki (maroonrk) was the only finalist to solve Problem F at 202 minutes.
Here are the top 5 finalists:
1st ($20,000): Gennady Korotkevich (tourist)
2nd ($10,000): Benjamin Qi (Benq)
3rd ($5,000): Andrew He (ecnerwala)
4th ($3,000): Petr Mitrichev (Petr)
5th ($1,000): Ildar Gainullin (300iq)
Congratulations to all of our finalists! An extra congratulations to Benajmin Qi (Benq) and Ildar Gainullin (300iq) for a top 5 finish in their Hacker Cup finals debut.
Some of the finalists have recorded screencasts of their journey through the finals, which you can find below:
- Andrew He (ecnerwala): https://youtu.be/W6UWY1xoXbU
- Neal Wu: https://youtu.be/df0RZ0BkhLI
We thank you for joining us for Hacker Cup's 2020 season, and hope that everybody is looking forward to our next series of contests in 2021!