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Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions

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  • 145 players are in the tournament field
  • The field consists of players that have won a College Championship, a Teen Championship, Super Jeopardy, a Tournament of Champions, or five or more consecutive games on the regular version of Jeopardy
  • The two semifinal matches are two-game total-point matches
  • The last two players remaining take on Ken Jennings in a three-game total-point match for the top prize of $2,000,000 and the title of "Best Jeopardy Player Ever"

 

MONEY DISTRIBUTION

Round

Winner

2nd Place

3rd Place

First Round

$15,000*

$5,000

$5,000

Second Round

$20,000*

$10,000

$10,000

Quarterfinals

$30,000*

$15,000

$15,000

Semifinals

$50,000*

$30,000*

$20,000*

Finals

$2,000,000

$500,000

$250,000

  *Guranteed minimum amount; if a player's in-game winnings exceed this amount, then this amount is discounted, and the player keeps the exact total of their in-game winnings