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Watch Excel professionals compete in a financial modeling competition

Watch Excel professionals compete in a financial modeling competition

Microsoft sponsors an esports competition with prizes totaling $10,000. the game? Well, it’s not exactly a game – it’s Microsoft Excel.

Every year, the main users of Microsoft Excel (players?) from around the world at the Financial Modeling World Cup (FMWC) (via computer world). The qualifying rounds have already taken place, and there are only eight Excel Masters left to compete for the FMWC crown. The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final tournament matches will take place today at 12pm ET via livestream on YouTube and the ESPN app.

according to FMWC . RegulationsContestants receive a one- to five-page case study per round. The case studies contain problems from the real world, as well as six to 15 questions of varying complexity – the more complex the question, the more points the player is awarded.

Participants will of course need to use their financial modeling skills to determine the answer to each question. Case examples on FMWC . website It can give you an overview of the kinds of problems Excel professionals need to solve, some of which they might encounter in a normal working day, and others, called the “freestyle”, that might have a more unusual topic.

And if you never thought you’d feel energized by an Excel session, think again. Surprisingly, watching the FMWC live stream is just as exciting as watching your typical esport event, complete with advertisers, live commentary and a scoreboard. It even contains a file support system To follow the development of competition, as well as a grading system Appropriately done using an Excel spreadsheet – Diarmuid Early from New York takes the top rankings, followed by Anup Agarwal from India and Andrew Ngai from England.

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And the FMWC competition isn’t the only competition of its kind – The Microsoft Office Professional World Championship Covers the entire Office suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and He challenges students to become a “Microsoft Champion”.