If you think the tables Excel They only serve to impress your boss with well organized data, calculations and graphs, think twice about it. Yesterday, June 8th, from 7:00 a.m. (GMT-5, Mexico City), the first Excel world tournament organized by Microsoft. The event Financial Modeling World Cup is part of the promotion effort E-sportsthat are already a benchmark in the gamer world but are now trying to expand it beyond video games.
- You might be interested in: Bill Gates resigned during an investigation into an alleged affair with a Microsoft employee: reports
The initiative of Microsoft is bringing together eight of the best financial modelers in the world to show who the best manager is Excel. Representatives from the USA, Poland, Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Great Britain and South Africa will take part in this first edition. The winner gets one $ 20,000 prize money (approx. 400 thousand Mexican pesos).
Financial modeling as e-sport. Watch as eight top financial modelers around the world go crazy #Excel Capabilities on June 8th at 12 p.m. UTC. Learn more (and check out the merch): https://t.co/GqkmWjSFoo
– Microsoft Excel (@msexcel) June 4, 2021
The candidates had to solve a business case by means of the Creation of a financial model, as well as answering various questions about the model.
“In contrast to the usual monthly stages of the FMWC, the answers are sent within the Excel file. Each participant has access to a financial model that is located on FMWC OneDrive. Participants must prepare calculations in the financial model assigned to them and submit the answers in an answer register that will be included in these models.they explain on the official website of the tournament.
- Also read: Why is Artificial Intelligence the fastest growing industry?
Perhaps it is time to hone our skills, practice typing speed, and learn to use it Excel as experts, as it is convenient for future editions of the Financial Modeling World Cup and be ready.
Here is the video of the first Excel world tournamentso that they can learn new tricks that they can use in everyday life: