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The World Excel Championship Is Being Broadcast on ESPN, and It’s Absolutely Wild

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The latest edition of the World Excel Championship has officially launched this weekend and is being broadcasted on ESPN.

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You have sports like football, basketball, and cricket that bring all the thrills and chills to fans watching.

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But a brand new esports has come on the scene.

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So what is the World Excel Championship all about?

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Essentially, it’s like any other sport but involves a group of the very best Microsoft Office professionals who are pit against each other to see who can solve problems in the fastest amount of time.

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The sport was set up by the Financial Modeling World Cup, with their most recent event the ‘ALL-STAR BATTLE’ jam-packed with commentators and analysis being broadcasted live on ESPN2.

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The competition was presented with commentary, post-battle interviews and player profiles, just like any other sporting event.

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Many social media users joined to watch in irony but were soon in awe of what they were seeing in front of them…

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One person commented: “Probably the most exciting and educational sports event in my lifetime. I actually learned a few things from this.” While another said: “This is what sports is all about.”

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As the tournament was coming to an end, Bill Jelen, one of the commentators for the event, stated that the whole idea of the Excel championship would’ve been crazy twenty years ago.

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“If you told me twenty years ago that we would all be watching an Excel competition, I’d have thought you were crazy,” he said.

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It has been an esport for a while now, with the first Financial Modeling World Cup kicking off in September 2020.

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That was won by Australian Joseph Lau and the 2021 competition was won by American Diarmuid Early.

What are your thoughts on the World Excel Championships?

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