The Microsoft Excel World Championship exists and it’s insane

Le championnat du monde de Microsoft Excel existe et c’est complètement fou

Good news for all fans of the popular spreadsheet software. On November 12, The FMWC (“World Cup of Financial Modeling and Excel Competitions”) hosting the most unlikely event in esports history. Live telecast of a big competition between eight big bosses of Microsoft Excel. Crazy idea? Not so much: Last year’s edition Bringing together over 400,000 spectators.

But what are these championships all about? The official site explains that the aim is to use your logical skills and your knowledge of a thousand and one software like IFS, XLOOKUP, SUM or VBA – to solve the challenges in about thirty minutes. The event is open to everyone: you don’t need to be an expert in finance, engineering or data analysis to win the top prize.

If you like the challenge you have until October 6th To join the great world race – Registration costs $25. Qualifiers will be held after two days and 128 brave contestants will be selected. Then you need to win 3 Rounds Followed to win worldwide recognition and a modest amount… 10,000 dollars.

To warm up while waiting for November 2022, you can always revisit the previous editions. Recently, the “All Star Battle” that brings together Microsoft Excel’s gratin from the United States, Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Poland and the United Kingdom was even broadcast on the ESPN2 television channel.

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