Jeopardy! Masters 2023 is one of the franchise’s upcoming tournaments but is different from the rest. In this competition, the six highest-ranked champions will compete against each other to win the $500,000 prize money and an Alex Trebek trophy. None of the players will go empty-handed, but the value will decrease in lower ranks.
The format of the Masters' championship is explained on the Jeopardy! website,
“Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes containing two half-hour games, the six champions will compete across a series of league-style games that follow the standard J! structure: Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy!.”
It further stated that the tournament will consist of two games lasting half an hour in one episode. There will be a total of 14 games and seven episodes, followed by two semi-finals and one final.
Who are the Jeopardy! Masters 2023 players?
The Emmy-winning game show Jeopardy! features several tournaments every year. From the Tournament of Champions to High School championships, the franchise comes up with many versions.
The series will air Jeopardy! Masters 2023 on Monday, May 8, which consists of six highest-grossing champions competing for the Masters champion title.
Amy Schneider made history on Jeopardy! as the first transgender contestant on the show. So far, she has won 40 games, including the 2022 Tournament of Champions against Andrew He and Sam Buttrey.
With 40 games, Amy has earned up to $1,634,800 and is all set to compete for Jeopardy! Masters prize money and trophy. She is a writer by profession who hails from Oakland, California.
Matt Amodio is next in line to Amy as he has won 38 games so far. He was last seen on the show as a semi-finalist in the 2022 Tournament of Champions. Unfortunately, he lost against Sam Buttrey and couldn’t qualify for the finals.
His total winnings until now are $1,528,601. The postdoctoral researcher lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Andrew He has not won many games, as his winning streak is only five. However, he ranked second in the Tournament of Champions in 2022. His total winnings are $257,365. As he managed to defeat big players like Mattea Roach and Matt Amodio in ToC 2022, he became eligible for Jeopardy! Masters 2023.
The software developer resides in San Francisco, California.
James Holzhauer is all set to return to Jeopardy! after he came second to Ken Jennings in the 2020 Greatest of All Time tournament. However, he was the winner of the 2019 Tournament of Champions.
So far, he has won 32 games and earned $2,962,216, which makes him the highest-grossing champion on Jeopardy! Masters 2023. On his Jeopardy! bio, the Las Vegas resident has described himself as a “game show villain."
Mattea Roach is a writer and podcaster from Toronto, Canada, who rose to fame with her wonderful performance and joyful nature on Jeopardy! Season 38. At the time, she was a 23-year-old contestant who won 23 games and earned $560,983.
She was last seen in the 2022 Tournament of Champions semi-finals, where she lost to Andrew He. Mattea will be the youngest player on Jeopardy! Masters 2023.
Sam Buttrey won the Professors Tournament 2021 and became a fan favorite because of his witty nature and handsome looks. He last appeared in the Tournament of Champions 2022, where he made it to the finals but ranked third.
His total winning games are unknown, but he has earned $150,000 so far. By profession, the Pacific Grove, California, native is an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School.
The new tournament will be hosted by Ken Jennings. Each game will feature three rounds: Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy.
Jeopardy! Masters 2023 episode 1 will air on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 8 pm ET on ABC.