Ken Jennings is officially the greatest "Jeopardy!" player of all-time after taking out James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter and the final episode of the special competition on Tuesday. Following his victory, Jennings took to Twitter to share a message for the fans, and give some insight into how the competition unfolded.
"I vow to be the People’s Champ," he wrote in his initial tweet with a photo of himself in front of a "GOAT" sign.
He then went on to admit that he got some lucky breaks during the games. "I know this tournament was supposed to settle the Jeopardy 'Greatest of All Time' question forever, but let's be honest: I got some breaks," he wrote. "There's a lot of luck in a game of Jeopardy: the categories, who finds the Daily Doubles, who misses a fluky DD or Final...," he continued.
"If we ran this tournament back a dozen times, you'd probably see a different winner each time. Brad and James are just that good," he graciously admitted. "(We will NOT be running this tournament back a dozen times.)"
He then tweeted directly at Holzhauer, writing, "[James Holzhauer] is a player so dominant that, when he took on the strongest players ever in his sport, they both had to adopt his exact style of play just to contain him. THAT's a once-in-a-generation talent."
He had a message for Rutter, saying, "[Brad Rutter] got some tough breaks in this tourney, but real Jeopardy-heads know him as the guy who beat me in three straight tournament finals. For over a decade, he's really had the only credible claim as the Jeopardy GOAT."
"Buzzing against both of them at once was a Jeopardy nightmare, but also the best time I've ever had on TV. They're just great and, should I ever be unable to fulfill my duties, I deputize them as co-GOATs," he added.
He concluded with a special message for the show's legendary host. "And may Alex Trebek host for a thousand years. Good night!" he said.