'Jeopardy!' Fans Angry James Holzhauer Will Play Emma Boettcher, Not Ken Jennings, in Tournament of Champions

Die-hard Jeopardy fans love the idea of their favorite champions going head-to-head; however, when the Tournament of Champions lineup was announced on Wednesday, some fans were less than satisfied.

After the dust settled from the initial excitement about James Holzhauer's return, Twitter users quickly voiced their disapproval after seeing that Emma Boettcher will face Holzhauer once again.

Boettcher defeated Holzhauer on June 3, ending the Las Vegas sports bettor's 32-game streak. The Chicago-based researcher defeated Holzhauer after putting in a higher wager during the "Final Jeopardy!" round.

Though she managed to dethrone the previously undefeated trivia whiz, many Twitter users didn't think Boettcher deserved to face off against him again. Others hoped to see the battle between Holzhauer and Ken Jennings.

"Emma did not earn it. She only won 3 games," one Twitter user said. "Totally unfair to other, more deserving champions."

"WHAT?? Why Emma??? How does she qualify? Others have won more (and Ryan is still going!!). It should be based on qualifications," another groused. "They need to dump Emma. Something sounds fishy here."

"Ok, maybe we were not loud enough... We wanted Ken to compete against James NOT Emma," one Twitter user stated emphatically.

Despite Twitter's disappointment, Holzhauer seems excited by the opportunity for "revenge."

"Am I eager for revenge? You Boettcher a** I am," Holzhauer tweeted Wednesday.

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A general view on the set of the "Jeopardy!" Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010, in Culver City, California. On Monday's episode, James Holzhauer loses after a 32-game winning streak. Getty/Amanda Edwards

Full list of competitors below:

James HolzhauerLas Vegas, Nev.35$2,462,21632
Josh HillNorth Little Rock, Ark.34$163,7217
Ryan FensterSeatac, Wash.34$156,4977
Kyle JonesAurora, Colo.35$145,4037
Rob WormanEdina, Minn.34$133,9006
Alan DunnJohns Creek, Ga.35$120,8025
Steven GradeAtlanta, Ga.35$115,5015
Eric R. BackesRound Rock, Texas35$105,6024
Anneke GarciaSalt Lake City, Utah35$104,4974
Lindsey ShultzPittsburgh, Penn.35$101,0024
Emma BoettcherChicago, Ill.35$97,0023
Gilbert CollinsPrinceton, N.J.34$84,2015
Rachel LindgrenBend, Ore.34$75,9995
Dhruv GaurGainesville, Ga.34$100,000College Champion
Francois BarcombNew Paltz, N.Y.35$100,000Teachers Champion

The Tournament of Champions' 10-day event airs November 4-15 and will give the top 15 competitors of Jeopardy seasons past an opportunity to win a $250,000 grand prize.

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