Mumbai: Vijayakumar P from Tamil Nadu bagged the top prize of Rs. 1 Crore in the Grand Finale of an online Rummy tournament on 3 November. Vijayakumar is the country’s second Rummy Crorepati after Mandava Rao, who won in 2018. This was the 11th ‘Annual Diwali Rummy Tournament’ hosted by RummyCircle. The tournament reportedly saw over 100,000 players participate over a month and a total of Rs. 2.43 crore in prizes.
Vijaykumar said, “I have won a few tournaments before but the amount which I won encouraged me to play more. The moment I won the 1st Prize was life changing.”
Players were reportedly allowed to enter with as little as Re. 1 and win as much as Rs. 1 crore in first prize. The company says the event saw participation from over 1 lakh rummy players across the country, 3 times the participation as compared to the previous year’s tournament.
The tournament was organised by Play Games 24×7, an online gaming platform. Co-founder and co-CEO Bhavin Pandya said, “Tournaments like the Diwali Rummy Tournament allow us to build a Rummy community of the sharpest Rummy minds. This year, the unique point of the event was that players could enter with just Re. 1, the lowest entry fee ever, and walk out with the Grand Prize of Rs. 1 Crore.”
The Finale saw 2,677 players compete for the prize of Rs 1 Crore. Along with Vijayakumar, C Rocks Gnanasankar from Tamil Nadu also won over Rs 26 lakh, followed by Sahir Vasaya from Gujarat who won over Rs 13 lakh.
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