Andrew Ngai, a director at the consulting firm Taylor Fry in Australia, is the Lord of Excel—a title all of you plebs hope to one day achieve.
Ngai showed off his Excel wizardry during the Financial Modeling World Cup, an esport competition in which participants were asked to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to solve complex problems. According to the website Windows Central, 128 people competed in the FMWC, including competitors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
During the championship on Dec. 11, Ngai defeated Canadian Michael Jarman by a score of 734-280. A perfect score in the finals would have been 1,000, so at least we know Ngai isn’t some perfectly constructed spreadsheet-making robot. For taking first place in the competition, Ngai won $10,000.
And the New.. World Champion… Andrew "Ngod" Ngai! pic.twitter.com/2vqsMDKgFs
— Dav (@theDBH) December 11, 2021
Thank you everyone for participating and watching the FMWC Open!
Congratulations to the winner of the FMWC Open Andrew Ngai and all the other finalists – you are the true Excel masters.
— Financial Modeling World Cup (@FMWC_) December 11, 2021
If you have two and a half hours to kill, you can watch the final four competitors nerd out for the Excel crown below. The finals between Ngai and Jarman starts around the 1 hour 45 minute mark.