JEOPARDY! Masters contestant Andrew He has broken his silence after getting eliminated from the tournament with a shady new comment.
The software engineer was defeated in the first game of Jeopardy!’s Masters Tournament semifinals on Wednesday.
Andrew, 26, took a shot at the remaining competitors when he responded to a Jeopardy!’s Twitter post that featured a photo of Mattea Roach, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio.
He tweeted: “Wait isn’t this just the TOC semifinalists that we’ve already seen too many times plus @James_Holzhauer?”
He somewhat jokingly continued: “Honestly I don’t get it, #Jeopardy please just put in someone else from backstage at this point.”
A fan replied to Andrew’s comment, writing: “I really thought you would take 2nd place. Hope you will be back!”
Another person wrote: “Andrew, I will miss you! Your subtle yet quick humor and your excellence! I totally expected to see you in the final 3! Congratulations on your new baby, and enjoy your time with [your] family.”
Mattea shared some kind words with her opponent Andrew on Twitter after they beat him on Wednesday.
Mattea retweeted a snap that showed them hugging Andrew on-air after their victory during the recent Jeopardy! episode.
They captioned the tweet: “This is real. @gg_andrewhe is one of the kindest people I’ve met through Jeopardy.
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“I could not have picked a better person to lose to in the ToC, I’m grateful to have gotten to play against him again in Masters, and he is already proving to be an amazing dad to his son.”
Mattea’s appreciative note to Andrew was a humble response to her latest triumph.
Though Andrew was close, he didn’t score high enough to win over Mattea.
Toward the end of the game, show host Ken Jennings, 49, shared on-air the semi-final scores of the competing individuals: Mattea, Andrew, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio.
From the scores on Jeopardy’s! Semi-Finals Leaderboard, James and Matt made it to the final round safely.
James had nine match points, while Matt had three.
Meanwhile, Andrew and Mattea ended up tied for the last spot in the final competition since each had two match points.
Ken reviewed the number of correct responses Mattea and Andrew gave in the semi-finals, moving whichever one with the highest number of correct answers ahead.
Mattea got picked over Andrew to compete in the finals since they answered right 50 times compared to his 45.
Andrew was eliminated from the game in fourth place and was awarded $100,000.
JEOPARDY! Masters star James Holzhauer has shared his true feelings on rival Andrew He after his shocking defeat.
Despite his villain status on the show, James had some kind words for his competitor.
He tweeted: “Facing a murderer’s row of opponents, Andrew was the only player not to finish last in any first-round match.”
“He played with determination and guts, but most amazingly he wore a baseball cap when we went out to eat and somehow his hair looked like this mere hours later,” he added, alongside a snap of Andrew with perfectly groomed hair.
The TV star added: “I’ll always remember the big smile on Andrew’s face whenever anyone asked about his newborn son, who arrived in the middle of our taping schedule.
“It’s clear he’ll be even more impressive at parenting than he is at Jeopardy, which is saying a lot.”
James was referring to Andrew recently welcoming his first child, son Everette, which he proudly announced in the middle of a recent episode.
Fans were shocked at James’ sweet words, with one commenting: “James, you’re tarnishing your villain vibes here…”
Another added: “The sportsmanship between all of the competitors makes me smile. Excellent example.
“You’re all fighting to win, and it’s all smiles and respect regardless of the outcome.”
James won Jeopardy! Masters after playing his cards right in a nail-biter finale.
Mattea was leading going into a crucial triple-stumper Final Jeopardy but James pulled through with a safer bet, winning $500,000.
After three weeks of can’t-miss matchups, Jeopardy! Masters has crowned its winner but it was no clean sweep.
As mentioned, Mattea — who uses they-them pronouns — James, and Matt Amodio emerged as the finalists and James won by a mere 2100 combined points.
On Wednesday, May 24, the trio competed for the title in two last matches, or a two-game total point affair — with the 24-year-old putting up huge numbers against the formidable James.
Hosted again by Ken Jennings, the finals saw the previous standings wiped clean with the $500,000 grand prize Trebek Trophy and masterful bagging rights just barely going to the pro gambler.
Ken announced that all three will be guaranteed slots in next year’s Masters – and James won an additional $100,000 for Project 150, which helps Las Vegas-area high school students with insecure housing.
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