Go over, nerd: here comes the geeks. This weekend is an e-sports tournament that you don’t know but will love: the Financial Modeling World Cup. In the competition, contestants from all over the world solved real-life financial case studies by building models in Microsoft Excel.
The World Cup finals will be held today on December 11th at 5:00 pm UTC (that is, 12:00 pm Eastern Time, 9:00 am Pacific Time, and 4:00 am Eastern Time). The jackpot is $10,000.You can Financial Modeling World Cup Youtube Channel. Obviously, it is also on ESPN3 in the United States.
Watching a game is between watching e-sports, watching Jeopardy! and watching someone take a math test. Once the case study is submitted, the entrant must resolve the questions and issues raised in it. In the process, commentators from the broader Excel community will provide continuous explanations and opinions about the competition. To be honest, if you watch e-sports, it’s a bit surreal.
The organization behind FMWC is very sophisticated, suitable for more serious and business-oriented professional groups. There is a season every year, and you can solve open challenges to earn season points and get an annual ranking. (have Spreadsheets And ranking. )
I have said in the past that in-depth strategic simulation will never become e-sports. I am going to eat my words now. This is a comprehensive analog to e-sports, using programming and Excel logic and structure (essentially an open simulation engine) to create an intellectual competition that is rich in strategy and mathematics.
You can learn more about the Financial Modeling World Cup on their website, fmworldcup.com.
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