May LunchTime 2021 | A Star-Studded Ranklist!

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The May LunchTime was a perfectly fantastic contest. We had some of our best coders enter the field, and the showdown that followed was epic! On top of all this, the contest came equipped with a pretty sweet problem-set making it all the more exciting. Here’s a little recap of all the highlights of the competition. 

A Problem-Set Designed To Amaze! 

This LunchTime, the pros of Division One were given 6 problems to solve. Out of these 6, the one that stole the spot for most solved was Total Components. The problem received 205+ successful submissions and an accuracy rate of 57.38 percent. Another problem that was quite popular was K-Subarrays as it saw nearly 270 correct answers. Tough problems for the Division included Similar Arrays and Odd Sum Partition. While Similar Arrays managed to get 7 green ticks, only Gennady and maroonrk were able to solve Odd Sum Partition. 

Moving on to Division Two, Tom And Jerry 1 was easily the favorite. The problem saw over 5,300 correct answers, alongside an impressive accuracy rate of 52.16 percent. Charges was another problem adored by the coders as it got nearly 4.7k green ticks. Similar Arrays made a reappearance in this Division as a tough problem, and over here it saw merely 4 successful submissions. However, Interactive MST was easily the toughest problem of the Division with only 2 correct answers and an accuracy rate of 0.56 percent.  

Coming to Division Three, the problem that the players  enjoyed the most was Hoop Jump with its 10.6k+ green ticks. Tom And Jerry 1 was quite loved in this Division as well. The problem scored over 6,000 successful submissions with an accuracy rate of 30.92 percent. Although not many problems baffled the Division Three players, the one that did get to them was Interactive MST. The problem had the participants racking their brains, and only 4 walked away with the green tick. 

Star-Studded Ranklists! 

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the title in Division One went to Gennady Korotkevich. This win marked the coder’s 3 consecutive LunchTime win! Gennady was followed closely by 7-star coder maroonrk who used this contest to up his point total by 122 points. Right behind maroonrk was compatriot and fellow 7-star player natsugiri. The number 4 position was claimed by maksim1744, who despite gaining 153 points wasn’t able to switch stars. In fifth place we had 7-star participant anton_trygub who used this contest to level-up by 65 points.  

Our winner for Division Two was Japanese player ssrs. Right behind ssrs we had coder sansen. Both these participants showed some serious skills, and have now leveled-up to 4-star players. Third place was secured by North Korean coder rns_sjh, who used this contest to switch stars from 4 to 5. With a score of 600, 4th position went to hotman78. hotman78 was followed by haruki_k, and we’re pleased to say that both these players started the contest as 3-star players, and ended it as 4-star ones. 

The Division Three ranklist was dominated by Japanese coders as 4 out of the top 5 were from the land of the rising sun. First position went to coder noshi91, and coder 

hegdahl clinched a close second. The third place was claimed by rubikun, who in turn was followed by jell. Last but not least, the fifth position was secured by tatyam. All these coders showed a whole lot of skills throughout the contest, and credit to that they’re all 3-star players now! 

That’s all for the exciting happenings of the May LunchTime. In case you participated in the contest and were unable to solve a problem, we suggest you go watch our video editorials. 

It’s been a month full of great coding contests, and LunchTime was the perfect way to end it all. We’re waiting with crossed fingers in hope that June is just as good and we hope you are too. Until then, keep coding. 

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