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Microsoft Makes Excel An Esports! Financial Experts Battle At FMWC

by Ansel Mark
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The Financial Modeling World Cup (FMWC), sponsored by Microsoft, invited 8 Excel masters worldwide to launch an esports competition. This is a multiplayer battle!


Photo via: FMWC YouTube Channel

Redmond, WA (Merxwire) – What do you think esports should be? Common esports items include multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), fighting, card, battle royale, and real-time strategy (RTS), etc. The other is a casual game with scores. However, there is now another: Excel Esports!

Excel Esports started online on June 8th, with 8 participants from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Poland, South Africa, and Malaysia. In the competition, the players have 40 minutes to use Financial Modeling to solve business-related issues raised by the organizer.

There are eight people taking part:
Andrew Ngai (UK)
Michael Jarman (Canada)
Stéphanie Annerose (USA)
Jason Webber (South Africa)
Gabriela Strój (Poland)
Anup Agarwal (India)
John Lim (Australia)
Jeff Heng Siang Tan (Malaysia)

You read that right. Excel and esports are already related. This is a competition that brings together Excel experts to solve various problems in the application. This type of competition has existed for many years and finally attracted more people’s attention through broadcasting live the world championship in 2021.

In addition to hosting the competition, the FMWC official website also produced a world ranking points table for the players. This competition is full of professionalism and learning significance. The organizer stated that it will share the financial Modeling of the players with the public. Those who are interested can learn some practical skills from the top Excel masters.

Financial Modeling uses a spreadsheet as a tool to calculate the company’s expenses and income, and other items. It can be used for risk and benefit evaluation when the company faces important decisions in the future. You can download the modules constructed by the players during the competition on the FMWC.

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