University Challenge - S51E30 - Reading v Imperial

  • Publicado el 13 feb 2022
  • We are halfway through the quarter-finals (apparently) and one of these two teams will be the first to qualify for the semi-finals. Who will it be? Reading or Imperial?
    Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
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  • Nimigoha
    Nimigoha Hace un año +4948

    I'd watch 30 minutes a week of just Zeng answering impossibly obscure geography questions.

    • Outland
      Outland Hace 9 meses +1

      _"In what Euro..."_

    • Tales Kursped
      Tales Kursped Hace 10 meses +1

      That's where I came from!ídeo.html

    • Abir Ahsan
      Abir Ahsan Hace 10 meses +1

      @Alan 100 fo real

    • Tharindu Kottegoda
      Tharindu Kottegoda Hace un año +1

      Singaporean Student Hard Carries His Team On UK TV Quiz Show

  • Boon Howe Moh
    Boon Howe Moh Hace un año +5179

    I love how the camera zooms on Max Zeng whenever there's a geography related question, then cuts to his teammates looking at him

    • FonFon
      FonFon Hace 4 meses

      62nd reply!!

    • Krish Danghorachai
      Krish Danghorachai Hace 8 meses

      Hehehe 69th REPLY!!!

    • inesjwl
      inesjwl Hace 9 meses


    • Soumya
      Soumya Hace 9 meses

      I'm the stepping stone for a golden opportunity for the next person willing to check the replies

    • Constipated Frog
      Constipated Frog Hace 9 meses


  • population: me
    population: me Hace un año +2038

    i love seeing imperial working together, i came after seeing a clip of zeng and a comment perfectly said it, zeng is amazing at geography and chemistry, sheriff is good at literature and movies, mays is an overall guy, he got answers correct when none of the others knew, and jackson is good at music, i love seeing the little things that show that theres like friendship there, like in 25:03 its nothing much but it made me happy :]

    • Leia Jiang
      Leia Jiang Hace 10 meses

      theres them giving educated guesses when they dont know and me not even understanding ehich subject the question is on.

  • Moh Adams
    Moh Adams Hace un año +3298

    Everyone's talking about Zeng but Sheriff held her own with all the literature questions, well done!

    • Remix
      Remix Hace 10 meses +2

      I thought mays was easily the most impressive this episode.

    • Faiza Anwar
      Faiza Anwar Hace 10 meses

      @Emerald Nicki not that hard

    • Sharanya Ray
      Sharanya Ray Hace 11 meses +1

      @Equality For all he literally edged his team with the David I guess. And both he and Jackson performed better than Sheriff in the final.

    • Nuramirah Azhar
      Nuramirah Azhar Hace 11 meses +1

      Yes 🥰 it wonders watching her buzz so quickly for literature questions and poor Hutchinson a bit late for a sec 🥺

    • Equality For all
      Equality For all Hace 11 meses +1

      @Emerald Nicki nah … Mays nearly lost the finals for imperial along with Jackson

  • Devi P
    Devi P Hace un año +288

    24:47 It's mesmerizing to see how in sync Zeng and Hutchinson drew the periodic table with their hand movement.

  • Yung Sern
    Yung Sern Hace un año +1654

    9:51 Zeng's reaction when someone else buzzed before him on a geography question

    • Po 0L
      Po 0L Hace 4 meses +1


    • JamesTavRule
      JamesTavRule Hace 4 meses

      @shucklesors lmao wtf do you think you see

    • shucklesors
      shucklesors Hace 4 meses

      @JamesTavRule as a Chinese, i cannot possibly think of a more "white people explain" thing than what this james tav kid just said LMAO

    • lily
      lily Hace 11 meses +3

      he revealed it was 9 in the morning and he wasn't very awake at the time but that question woke him up and you'll see him buzzing really quickly after that one

    • Jackie
      Jackie Hace 11 meses


  • Wackaz
    Wackaz Hace un año +883

    Paxman describing how Reading just got "unlucky" is the kindest way he's ever spoken to people on this show 😭

    • Kundai Gotore
      Kundai Gotore Hace 10 meses +1

      It’a a very British thing

    • beyond 11
      beyond 11 Hace un año +7

      @Cape Imperial (Singapore-Japan) Zeng

    • Cape
      Cape Hace un año +178

      They were just unlucky having to face the Imperial Zeng

  • matsudarx8
    matsudarx8 Hace un año +266

    As a Sinagporean, heard that Zeng's videos went viral, but if you don't just watch the Zeng bits, you will find that the whole team, each member, have their own strengths and putting them together really moved the team forward, not just the effort of a single person. Mays, Sheriff & Jackson are equally as strong as Zeng. They really complement each other to make a very strong team. Everyone has a forte in an area the rest are not familiar in. Zeng stood out alittle more just because there are more historical and geographical questions where his strength lies. A great team. U can see the respect they have for one another. All the best, unless the finals are over.....

    • EmanKnight
      EmanKnight Hace 4 meses +1

      @shucklesors yeah he has shown us he's really good but it shouldn't make the other members of his team non-existent and considered leagues below him, they were all great in their own

    • EmanKnight
      EmanKnight Hace 4 meses

      @shucklesors he made more than an objective point as to why it was the team as a whole that made them stand against other and win, can you also make at least one as to why was zeng the only one that made them win the show? A team is a team, 4 people vs 1 at this high level is objectively two totally separate things.

    • shucklesors
      shucklesors Hace 4 meses

      I'm also Singaporean, and this is a worthless comment. They are not "equally as strong". You can objectively identify, even controlling for subject or any arbitrary "forte" as you'd like to call it, the relative strength of a member in that forte.
      Perhaps your point was for readers of your comment to not only focus entirely on Zeng, but it is just plain intellectually lazy to make sweeping comments that are demonstrably false like that.

    • Remix
      Remix Hace 10 meses +1

      Yeah mays is brilliant.

  • Michael Lawlor
    Michael Lawlor Hace un año +1109

    Mays is very very good in his own right with a remarkable breadth of knowledge. Zeng is unbeatable on certain subjects. May's strength is that he knows his team, knows what their strengths are and he trusts them. He knows who to go to. A good captain. It was I team of four v one of two. Imperial have more dept. Maybe only Edinburgh can stop them.

    • Remix
      Remix Hace 10 meses +1

      I thought mays was the most impressive by far.

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace un año

      @Rocketjack Sheriff has a habit of confirming other people's answers when she is just guessing, attempting to piggyback to get some Kudos, so she does need ignoring much of the time.

    • Rianne Gliocam
      Rianne Gliocam Hace un año +6

      @Aris Totle lol bruh in certain topics for example music he discusses it with jackson, he is open for suggestions from max and sheriff too, tf are u saying

    • Pyramid Skeem
      Pyramid Skeem Hace un año +16

      @Aris Totle mays knows jackson is the weakest member on the team and gets flustered easily. Max and Sheriff will answer if they know they dont need prompting jus look at how he inmediately turns to them when he knows max/sheriff will know the answer.

  • gg chiu
    gg chiu Hace un año +617

    I love this team of imperial
    They’re obviously all quite young and seem to be good friends too which makes seeing them work together so heartwarming and satisfying when they get it right

  • PB Matty
    PB Matty Hace un año +871

    The Imperial team seems very balanced and Map Max is just amazing. His ability to visualise locations in maps, periodic tables, timelines is astounding.

    • Just A Person
      Just A Person Hace un año +3

      @Castelo de Ossos 💯💯

    • Zackery Cooper
      Zackery Cooper Hace un año +8

      @Castelo de Ossos eidetic memory has been found in some children but not in adults and photographic memory has never been shown to exist, ever

    • Zackery Cooper
      Zackery Cooper Hace un año +14

      @Castelo de Ossos You are right that they are different as you fairly said but also neither exists scientifically. It’s widely understood within neuroscientific circles that there simply is no proof for such a thing as a photographic memory.

    • Castelo de Ossos
      Castelo de Ossos Hace un año +66

      He located one of the elements on the periodic table with his finger (20:41). Obviously got a photographic memory (which is not, btw, the same as an eidetic memory -- for that see, Steve McQueen's card trick in The Cincinatti Kid).

  • Switchback Channel
    Switchback Channel Hace un año +935

    This sort of tells me that having one or two people with highly in-depth knowledge in a few specific fields, like Zeng with geography and chemistry or Sheriff with literature, and a broad knowledge across multiple subjects shared between everyone else is the key to getting points consistently here.

    • shubham kumar
      shubham kumar Hace 11 meses +2

      but how do people know or read about all of this ?

    • Henry Stan
      Henry Stan Hace 11 meses +1

      That's the strat

    • Hung Trinh
      Hung Trinh Hace un año +4

      They tailor the bonuses to the team I think. The the buzz questions are general.

  • Avarinth
    Avarinth Hace un año +534

    imagine chatting with these people. they must have known so many "fun facts" and can talk about literally anything

  • Pomp
    Pomp Hace un año +503

    19:48 "I should know this, but I don't" I feel this on a spiritual level, especially when there is a physics test tomorrow

  • Okabe Rintaro
    Okabe Rintaro Hace 9 meses +10

    Zeng is flawless in geography, but don't forget about Sheriff who is good at culture, Mays who has general knowledge in many topics and Jackson who knows classical music and astronomy, perfectly balanced team

  • cocowo
    cocowo Hace un año +171

    Sherif smiling is so cute!! I’m so proud of her answers!!

    • nyuckkamoments12
      nyuckkamoments12 Hace un año +3

      @e889 be careful they'll be comingfor yo ass boi

    • Alpha
      Alpha Hace un año +5

      @e889 What has that to do with the person appreciating her answers?
      I don't know if you mistakingly sent that emoji but if you purposely did, then there is something wrong with you

    • Dee Snuts
      Dee Snuts Hace un año +3

      @e889 why you so mad tho

  • D L
    D L Hace un año +434

    You can see Zeng drawing the periodic table whenever the question refers to elements.

    • Jameopia
      Jameopia Hace un año +1

      It is normal for Asian to remember periodic table tbh lmao

    • john wick
      john wick Hace un año +50

      He's summoning the periodic table from the depths of the chemical dimension.

    • DLYX
      DLYX Hace un año +28

      That’s when you know he’s a true Singaporean who has studied hella hard for O & A Levels Chemistry 👀

    • Amberlynx_JïñG
      Amberlynx_JïñG Hace un año +7

      on a side note thats very impressive :)

    • Amberlynx_JïñG
      Amberlynx_JïñG Hace un año +2


  • Albain du Fayet
    Albain du Fayet Hace un año +149

    May's is very good captain, I like the way he leads the thinking process of his teammates and showing the direction of where to search in their mind.

  • Vlucass _
    Vlucass _ Hace un año +381

    Zeng’s geographical knowledge is astounding

    • Tim Amor
      Tim Amor Hace un año +3

      He doesn't know much about the geography of cheeses. How do Welsh cheeses drive?

  • Meh...
    Meh... Hace un año +732

    Paxman: "What country..." BZZZZ
    Zeng: "Poland"
    Paxman: "Correct!"

    • Bruh
      Bruh Hace 10 meses


    • Fummy
      Fummy Hace un año +4

      @Oliver AB Exactly. everyone knows this.

    • Antti Helin
      Antti Helin Hace un año +13

      I'm no Zeng but as soon as partitions were mentioned, I knew it too.

    • Nick David
      Nick David Hace un año +9

      @Oliver AB cheers Ollie

  • JV the Tossh
    JV the Tossh Hace un año +740

    I thought this'd be closer, frankly.
    These are both semi-final worthy teams, in my opinion, but wow, Imperial has a very good chance of running away with it. This is a team with a guy so strong on history, geography and historical geography that the mere single instance of him going for the wrong choice on a 50/50 is genuinely surprising, because Zeng has been SO perfect.
    If they keep this up, very few teams have any hope.
    I just hope Mr. Mays is okay. He seems very nervous.

    • meow
      meow Hace un año +14

      The gap could actually be smaller, I've noticed that Hutchinson buzzed a few milliseconds later than Imperial several times throughout this round. Just bad luck ig

    • seosan
      seosan Hace un año +29

      My guess is due to the lead Reading initially had. All of their earlier matches, they always lead first and then keep up the advantage to a total landslide of difference in points. This time, they didn't have the initial lead but still pushed through above and beyond anyway.

    • population: me
      population: me Hace un año +28

      i noticed it too, mays really looked nervous

    • Bill K
      Bill K Hace un año +198

      He also has an image of the periodic table in his mind and looks things up from it with his finger. I truly wonder if he has a photographic memory. He's like having a 60 point head start.

  • ikhsha21
    ikhsha21 Hace un año +196

    My man Max took it personally when Hutchinson buzzed as quick as he does normally on Madagascar...

  • Anshaal Chawdhery
    Anshaal Chawdhery Hace un año +404

    Imperial are simply a treat to watch. They all contribute to cover such vast areas of knowledge. As always, Zeng was sensational 👏👏

  • TomWatsonB1
    TomWatsonB1 Hace un año +582

    I knew a lot of these today, but Zeng was so quick that I could hardly think before he'd answer. Well done, Imperial.

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace un año

      @PeachyPie You are also using child's language and punctuation, but OK.

    • PeachyPie
      PeachyPie Hace un año +2

      @paperkites hi pls stop acting like a child

    • Eijiix
      Eijiix Hace un año +2

      @paperkites actual child mentality right here

  • Lyn Kang
    Lyn Kang Hace un año +609

    Love watching Sheriff (though I’m from Singapore and very proud of Zeng - he’s real, not an alien, went to my old school). Sheriff’s smile when she gets something correct (very often) is delightful. Wonderful ethnically diverse Imperial team - and give captain Mays a break, I think he has a lot of respect for his teammates and wasn’t short to or dismissive of any of them! And I watched the whole episode. Happy to have gotten the Greek city before Ounsley did!

    • Caviar Yu
      Caviar Yu Hace un año +5


    • Joel F
      Joel F Hace un año +1

      TV makes you proud

    • weepin bby
      weepin bby Hace un año +28

      @Lyn Kang theyre like “u missed one question about GEOGRAPHY? the subject u claimed to be good at??? out of this house we don’t wanna see your face again”

    • Lyn Kang
      Lyn Kang Hace un año +6

      @Not Armchair Historian Yup totally, like what happened to ALL THOSE you DIDN’T know??

    • Not Armchair Historian
      Not Armchair Historian Hace un año +42

      I bet his asian mother and father are just moderately satisfied.

  • jacqueline lim
    jacqueline lim Hace un año +258

    Well done Imperial ! Great team work! Personal thumbs up to Zeng, so proud of you! with love from Singapore

    • Patrick Tan
      Patrick Tan Hace un año +15

      Singapore!! Well done from Singapore!

  • EmeraldQueue
    EmeraldQueue Hace un año +52

    The Imperial team is a real delight to watch. They have good chemistry and are a cheerful bunch! Zheng quick response and vast knowledge in geography and science is impressive! Getting over 200 points in every matches is unthinkable and the team as a whole is fantastic. 👍

  • Shiro
    Shiro Hace 11 meses +11

    Zeng's reaction when clutchinson beat him to a geography question 9:51 "Ah, finally, a worthy opponent"

  • Anthony Harty
    Anthony Harty Hace un año +199

    Just to echo what everyone else is already saying - Imperial are very well balanced. Reading were more or less a team of 2. Zeng is a wizard. Ones to watch no doubt.

  • chad ballsac
    chad ballsac Hace un año +220

    Hutchinson and Ounsley are fantastic but it's a lopsided team. Some great performances from those two but it can only take a team so far

    • chad ballsac
      chad ballsac Hace 11 meses +1

      @John Ahearn fantastic quizzers. Imagine Hutchinson will be a great teacher too

    • John Ahearn
      John Ahearn Hace un año +1

      Ounsley & Hutchinson were brilliant but gaining a sub at this stage must’ve been tough, no offense to Miss Bishop! I bet O & H will be on Mastermind in the next year or two. At least, I hope so!!!

    • Colline A
      Colline A Hace un año

      @翟 But she also had more time than them to acquire knowledge

    • brendan kenny
      brendan kenny Hace un año +2

      @翟 agreed. She would make my dream team from the series of the year.

    • brendan kenny
      brendan kenny Hace un año +3

      @B MCF great comment! I am not even a football fan, but I remember his seemingly effortless / lazy manner with which he could score goals at ease.

  • abbyhuh
    abbyhuh Hace un año +60

    Every time Zeng manages to score, he just shakes his head like "yeah i knew i was right" haha

  • 翟
     Hace un año +108

    Ounsley is slaying! She got more starters than a lot of those younger kids! Fantastic flex!

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace un año

      Top team would be Mays, Zeng, Ounsley, and Hutchinson. They could thrash any stuck up Oxbridge team. Paxman would be seething, and reduced to making sneering remarks, as he can't stand it if Oxbridge don't win

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace un año

      Ounsley is good but overall Imperial are a much better team. Reading could win versus Imperial only once in 10 tries, so they need to get very lucky with the Qs.

    • John Ahearn
      John Ahearn Hace un año +3

      You were great & I was rooting for your team.

    • Margaret Ounsley
      Margaret Ounsley Hace un año +11

      @Martin h 63

    • Martin h
      Martin h Hace un año +10

      I believe she's 60 years old. Really fast brain...but she is a PhD student

  • Disappointed but Not surprised

    I love how everyone in Imperial just compliment each other, I came right after watching a video of Zeng answering obscure geographic questions, and once I saw the whole team patching their way together it was such a harmonies sight! From their captain May the overall guy(plus smlies that lightens the tensed mood), to Jackson's musical knowledge waah I was left amazed such a guy waah! Let's not forget Sheriff's astonishing literature and movies comprehension is top notch, and Zeng, the person who led me to discover such a perfect team, his geographic knowledge always baffles me even though I should get use to it after watching few eps so far.
    Anyway, as a viewer I do feel dependent on him too with each geographic question 😂. OFC, not only him but the others too.
    ahhhhh! I love how they depend on each other !! there need to be a video of it!!!
    I also like how they smile and laugh as they make a few mistakes but comeback with a full on headgear of serious facile expression for the next question 😂.
    Imperial YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheOfficialoddity
    TheOfficialoddity Hace un año +245

    Imperials entire team can contribute I think that’s the difference

  • Calvin Miner
    Calvin Miner Hace un año +11

    There are at least half a dozen moments you see Hutchinson hit the button and grimace when he sees Imperial beat him to the buzzer by fractions of a second.

  • Lyron
    Lyron Hace 10 meses +5

    If anyone is wondering, 95 stands for XCV, X=10, C=100, V=5. If a lower number comes before a higher one, you substract it instead. So -10+100+5=95.

  • lamomano12345
    lamomano12345 Hace 11 meses +4

    its kinda mesmerizing to see how all of them carry themselves. they’re treating such an unusual level of intelligence like its a normal conversation.

  • Phoenix Playground
    Phoenix Playground Hace un año +11

    Impressive comeback for Imperial. Their individual unique strength is strong but Mays is a good captain with broad knowledge.

  • cornelius gachugi
    cornelius gachugi Hace un año +22

    Behold the Finals Match up...
    It will be a thrill to watch Ounsley Hutchinson take on Zeng and Co.

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace un año +1

      Reading will get thrashed unless they are extremely fortunate with the Qs as they are only a 2 person team at best. Imperial for the win!

  • Hanggara Praja
    Hanggara Praja Hace 10 meses +6

    Imagine hearing "Hi my name is Mike Zeng, I'm from Singapore and I study Biochemistry" from an alleyway in the middle of the night

  • sfumato
    sfumato Hace un año +134

    Excellent (and entertaining, as Paxman said) performance from Imperial! Seriously impressive all around. Jackson seemed to come alive too… Imperial vs Edinburgh is almost inevitable now.

    • Sharanya Ray
      Sharanya Ray Hace un año +2

      It's Imperial vs Reading now. Reading has a strong duo and they analyse every question carefully. It would be good to see a rematch

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace un año

      Emmanuel Cambridge should go against with Imperial next

    • Zaph Brox
      Zaph Brox Hace un año +12

      Ya, just hope they don't end up meeting in the semi finals

  • mervin teoh
    mervin teoh Hace un año +197

    I like how I’m drawn into this without understanding most of the questions. Haha!

  • A.K. P
    A.K. P Hace un año +70

    Imperial had a slow start, but they managed to pick themselves up and pull together. Hats off to them. 👍

  • Shariffah Atikah
    Shariffah Atikah Hace un año +43

    Both captains are amazing. And for imperial, average age is 22, how can you guys know so much at such young age! 🤯

  • Kaybest
    Kaybest Hace un año +57

    How’s no one talking about how Mays knows every single topic. He’s more impressive than zeng to me. He literally leads them in answering most of the questions. So smart

    • Sandra Gaming
      Sandra Gaming Hace 9 meses

      @Redefined Living i agree with you. Being well rounded is harder and more useful than only being good at one thing.

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace 11 meses

      @hello man Generalists almost always have that one thing they specialized in. It might not be as deep as the actual specialists but isn't he a PHD in physics?

    • hello man
      hello man Hace 11 meses

      @Redefined Living Not even remotely true. One life goal is to become a master of something.

    • Alma Joy Em
      Alma Joy Em Hace 11 meses +1

      Jack of all trades master of none? Apparently, a lot of people prefers specialist better.

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace un año +17

      Not really. It's easier to specialize thAn to be well rounded

  • Siyabonga Mchunu
    Siyabonga Mchunu Hace un año +98

    Imperial reminds me of a South African horse that used to dominate the Gr 1 races, appropriately called Do It Again. Just when you think they can't possibly sustain this level of competition, they don't just do it again but they actually raise the level. I will honestly be devastated if they lose this competition. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them.

  • Adam B
    Adam B Hace un año +141

    Zeng is an extraordinary player!

  • cheznardi
    cheznardi Hace un año +36

    Amazing performance by Zeng……knowledge and buzzer skills on point! I think even Pax is amazed……there’s a subtle awe that he looks at Zeng with👍🏾

  • スカレット
    スカレット Hace 10 meses +6

    All of them are undoubtedly smart but Imperial is the most balanced team

  • Felix
    Felix Hace un año +50

    Must have been a lot of pressure on Mays being the leader. Everyone did well!

  • Adam Cheong
    Adam Cheong Hace un año +73

    Brings back memories of school debates. Inspires me to read up more on specific toics and be a real geek.

  • Ronaliza Candare
    Ronaliza Candare Hace un año +40

    Seriously one of the best shows to watch here in ESclips. ❤️❤️❤️
    Imperial is amazing, great teamwork. Salute to Zeng!

  • Sincerely not yours,
    Sincerely not yours, Hace un año +38

    Mays is a good leader for expounding member’s ideas, Zeng is the MVP, Sheriff and Jackson are great team players making Imperial a formidably great team.

    • Grumpy Cat
      Grumpy Cat Hace un año +5

      theyre very well rounded. math is usually a weakness but thats the only one ive noticed

  • MJ
    MJ Hace un año +5

    Coming here to witness Zheng’s greatness, but overall the entire team is very strong!

  • Phil Hayhoe
    Phil Hayhoe Hace un año +74

    That's what it takes - incredible individual knowledge, great teamwork, backing each other and fast on the buzzer. Imperial can go all the way.

  • HoneyD Hydra
    HoneyD Hydra Hace un año +58

    Can't wait for the next Imperial episode! Anticipating Zeng and Sheriff to brainstorm; esp Zeng. Wana see Mr human-GPS lead a brainstorm of cities associated with the globe! (Some say, universe 😂)

  • Kat리나-ᜃᜆ᜔ᜇᜒᜈ

    Honestly, i haven't understood the question yet and they got the answer already 😂

  • Fesam thelastfireboy.
    Fesam thelastfireboy. Hace 10 meses +4

    8:36 my reaction to Zeng's knowledge.

  • iman
    iman Hace 10 meses +3

    Zeng is the definition of an answer sheet

  • Der Fledermausmann
    Der Fledermausmann Hace un año +423

    These are next level nerds... and its a pleasure to see them wreck each other by answering astounding obscure facts.
    In all seriousness, I come here to see the look on their faces when Jeremy Paxman gives them the correct answer for these borderline unanswerable questions and it's always "darn it, of course the answer was the mortuary mask of 'Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal'! How could I have missed that obvious question?"
    Also, I'm really looking forward to the finals where Max Zeng will walk us through the least populated cities of Imperial Prussia in the 18th century and their modern names (if any).

  • Kim T
    Kim T Hace 11 meses +6

    I think it’s team work. Each member has their strong point! Well done!

  • beyond 11
    beyond 11 Hace un año +8

    What a nice comeback from 30-85 to 225-120. Insane!

  • BangtanAll7
    BangtanAll7 Hace un año +74

    I adore Sheriff. She's just super adorable.

  • Oonggaboong
    Oonggaboong Hace un año +159

    I just love the attitude when everyone just look at Zeng everytime Paxman gives questions about India 😂
    Anyway, a great play from Imperial! Congratulations 🎉

  • claymadness
    claymadness Hace un año +46

    Excellent teams, both of them. Congratulations to Imperial, Mays could be less short with Zeng though. :/

  • TimeyWimeyLimey
    TimeyWimeyLimey Hace un año +420

    I put a long distance journey into my Sat Nav today. It said "Nominate Zeng."

    • ikhsha21
      ikhsha21 Hace un año +1


    • D L
      D L Hace un año +1

      Best comment!

    • TimeyWimeyLimey
      TimeyWimeyLimey Hace un año +2

      @Joseph Karl 😊

    • Joseph Karl
      Joseph Karl Hace un año +16

      Every time I'm not sure of anything, that's going to be my answer now 😅 I can't go wrong.

  • Martin Stent
    Martin Stent Hace un año +162

    Wow! My money's on Imperial for the title! Zeng is their secret weapon, but the other three are no sluggards.

    • aberrant
      aberrant Hace un año +13

      secret weapon in plain sight

    • James M
      James M Hace un año +6

      Either them or Edinburgh

  • Jordan P
    Jordan P Hace un año +77

    Two great teams but Imperial are simply fantastic and such a broad range of knowledge. I can’t wait for Edinburgh v Imperial now, that has to be the final

    • Sharanya Ray
      Sharanya Ray Hace un año

      No it's gonna be a rematch of these 2 teams

  • cornchamber3
    cornchamber3 Hace 5 meses

    Mays’ “Ooh” when Paxman says “apples in fine art” 😂

  • Dan Ellis
    Dan Ellis Hace un año +43

    Imperial have been my favourite team to watch this year by far, good spirits, great knowledge. Excellent all round team!

  • UnFiltered Josh
    UnFiltered Josh Hace un año +4

    Zeng's photographic memory tho. He was literally drawing the P-block on thin air lol 24:44

  • Kiat
    Kiat Hace un año +51

    Max Zeng's performance is not going to be lost on job interviewers.

    • Jean-Pierre Magpily
      Jean-Pierre Magpily Hace un año

      @John Wig well, you aren't so sure that he would answer "quick and fast" to your questions, for example, you are holding up a business about the environment, he might not know much about it, why? because it isn't in his strand. and the only reason you found him versatile/quick-thinking was that the questions were related to his education. no hate to max just wanted to point it out.

    • hello man
      hello man Hace un año +2

      This guy is gonna be the one doing the interview.

    • John Wig
      John Wig Hace un año +6

      @Jean-Pierre Magpily Missing the point. What Max did isnt merely an indication of his geography knowledge, but his versatility, commitment and quick thinking in an area he aint supposed to be good at. He's a chem student, not geog.

    • Kiat
      Kiat Hace un año +12

      If you've hired people into white collar jobs before, you'll sense that Zeng has a first class, a quick mind, very bright and a great attitude - is not all about his geography knowledge and you know he's actually a biochemist right? 😉

    • Vance kang
      Vance kang Hace un año +1

      Things that I can Google dun consider as skills

  • moon lover lover
    moon lover lover Hace un año +19

    Hats off to the imperial team! So proud of everyone

  • Camping Is My Life
    Camping Is My Life Hace un año +126

    I'm only here to see Zeng hit the buzzer before the question finishes.

  • houchi69
    houchi69 Hace un año +8

    The cool thing about Imperial is that they all were able to contribute, unlike many other teams...

  • KSfan4ever
    KSfan4ever Hace un año +31

    Thanks Dave! What a great match with wonderful teams! Imperial had a hesitant start but once they gained momentum, it was an impressive steamroller. I really enjoy Hutchinson and Ounsley however.

  • Trixie Ackerman
    Trixie Ackerman Hace un año +4

    Imperial's match videos got lots of views so far. I really love this show I've been binge watching for a week now! 💙

  • Charsiupao
    Charsiupao Hace un año +79

    "Italy!" I'm like "whaaaaat?!! How is that It-" "Italy is correct!". This show never ceases to teach me things!

    • Bugi Vintage
      Bugi Vintage Hace un año +1

      Lol that was the only one I knew ahahahahahahahah but I am italian so…

    • Ronkyort0dox
      Ronkyort0dox Hace un año +3

      England adopted the Genoa flag. Many English football fans learned it when England lost the Euro Cup.

    • Ronkyort0dox
      Ronkyort0dox Hace un año +1

      That was easy. Everyone knew it.

    • Willem van Oranje / Guillaume d'Orange
      Willem van Oranje / Guillaume d'Orange Hace un año +1

      @Charsiupao That makse sense tbf

    • Charsiupao
      Charsiupao Hace un año +2

      @Willem van Oranje / Guillaume d'Orange In hindsight, I recall Venice having that symbol in Medieval Total War games, true. Seeing that red cross on the top right made me think England initially, though.

  • Let's Play With Life
    Let's Play With Life Hace un año +9

    I just love the fact that Ounsley said "gross" with straight face got their marks in the opening.

  • Nana Adjei Manu
    Nana Adjei Manu Hace 9 meses +2

    what a comeback for Imperial

  • Hermon Yohannes
    Hermon Yohannes Hace un año +93

    Geez, Zeng is like Google search with a quantum processor 😳

  • Lord Pigster
    Lord Pigster Hace un año +15

    damn what a comeback by Imperial, I was worried at the start there where Reading was leading

  • serla _
    serla _ Hace un año +4

    Aside from geography, Zeng not only memorized the periodic table but also each element’s position and atomic number.

  • Dim Moon
    Dim Moon Hace un año +1

    Came here to watch Sherrif because she seemed cool, was pleasantly surprised to see how their team functions. They are all OP

  • Marty
    Marty Hace un año +32

    Once Imperial got going, they did well. Thanks Dave.

  • Alas, Poor Yorick
    Alas, Poor Yorick Hace un año +6

    Both teams killing it! Perhaps a grand final preview.

  • arne verschoor
    arne verschoor Hace un año +3

    I love how i'm just hearing every question and not even having remotely any idea what the awnser could be but still enjoying myself watching them awnser it.

  • StGermain
    StGermain Hace un año +43

    I wondered when they were going to flip the switch on Zeng. He's so strong.

  • Chungkingexpress
    Chungkingexpress Hace un año +18

    Imperial showed much better teamwork and all players pulled their weight. What a strong team.

  • Calvin Miner
    Calvin Miner Hace un año +1

    Reading came out swinging, but then Imperial got one right and didn't stop getting them all right. I'm thrilled my two favorite teams are in the final.

  • Hollando
    Hollando Hace un año +46

    Zeng strikes again, big player much respect

  • Ross Stewart
    Ross Stewart Hace un año +10

    Impressive win by Imperial. It's shaping up for some entertaining finals. (thanks very much for the uploads, Dave)

  • doudou le fol
    doudou le fol Hace 9 meses +1

    What an awesome team !

  • Jonathan Rockhill
    Jonathan Rockhill Hace un año +12

    What a match! Both teams a pleasure to watch in my view like-truly, however Imperial gave a performance worth remembering!

  • Perry Huang
    Perry Huang Hace un año +28

    Imperial grabbed the starters by the throat as the contest went on, complemented with their broad array of knowledge, especially in geography. Thanks to them, the thumbnail jinx has been broken (for now).

  • Sai Ha
    Sai Ha Hace 11 meses +3

    At the last 2 minutes with a close score of both team
    Imperial: Listening very carefully to the question
    While me: Looking to the table of Imperial if they will buzz for the question
    That was a close fight. And I'm happy that Imperial made it! Congrats! Also I feel you captain Mays, I was nervous also at the last part. Lol.

  • Leslie Lim
    Leslie Lim Hace un año +4

    Well done folks are amazing to watch! Nothing can touch you except Lux & Palmolive! Good luck in the semis!

  • John G
    John G Hace un año +114

    Why did Reading send a team of only two? They are going to struggle against a well balanced team.

    • Matt Barr
      Matt Barr Hace un año +11

      @John G He's clearly there for the Science questions since it's the team's obvious weak point. Can't remember Reading getting any science bonuses this game and he's too slow to beat Imperial to the buzzers, so he didn't add much at all.

    • Ramboost007
      Ramboost007 Hace un año +8

      @Grim Skopic wasn't much help back then either. Even before this round, it was 70% Hutchinson 30% Ounsley

    • John G
      John G Hace un año +42

      @Grim Unfortunately Jesudoss just isn't a good fit for this game. I don't remember him ever getting a starter question correct or been helpful in the team questions. I'm guessing He is not really a quizzer or a long time fan of the show because his knowledge pool doesn't match the show.

    • Grim
      Grim Hace un año +18

      Well, one was a backup/alternate player. Apart from not being a 1st choice, she didn't have any experience at the game.

  • Joanne Clifford
    Joanne Clifford Hace un año +9

    Well done Imperial. Great teamwork.

  • Chat Noir
    Chat Noir Hace un año +19

    I love how they're dressed in different colors which matches their personalities