ONLINE ROUNDS & IN-PERSON FINALS

Online Rounds provide registered students a chance to compete against fellow students from across the globe. To best prepare, we recommend the following steps before the competition begins:

  • Review and understand the schedule
  • Complete available Monthly Challenges
  • Ensure your equipment and internet and ready to go before the competition begins

Please see below for upcoming dates and times for upcoming Rounds.

January 25: Excel Esports Battle Round 1

Get ready for the first competition of the 2024 Season. At all the Excel Esports Battles, registered students will have 30 minutes to complete the Tasks once downloaded. The required file will go live on ExPrep on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 4:30/4:40 pm London Time. All sessions must be completed and turned in on the same day by 5:15 pm London Time. The top 5 students will be invited to In-person MECC 2024 Finals Game Day Round. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.

February 29: Excel Esports Battle Round 2

Get ready for the second competition of the 2024 Season. At all the Excel Esports Battles, registered students will have 30 minutes to complete the Tasks once downloaded. The required file will go live on ExPrep on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 4:30/4:40 pm London Time. All sessions must be completed and turned in on the same day by 5:15 pm London Time. The top 5 students will be invited to In-person MECC 2024 Finals Game Day Round. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.

March 10 & 11: FMWC Round

Registered students will have 2 hours to complete the Tasks once downloaded. The required file will go live on ExPrep on Sunday, March 10, 2024. All sessions must be completed and turned in on Monday, March 11, 2024. The top 5 students will be invited to the In-person MECC 2024 Finals Game Day Round.

April 5-6: MECC & University of Tennessee FM Invitational 1

The MECC & University of Tennessee Knoxville will present a financial modeling competition in April 2024. The rounds will be broadcast on April 5 at 5:30 PM Eastern and April 6 at 1:30 PM Eastern. The cases will be available for students 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start. The winner will get a wildcard place in the MECC 2024 Finals Game Day, paid registration and accommodations for the Active Cell conference in Las Vegas, and a scholarship to cover travel-related costs. The winning team from the Financial Modeling Invitational will earn a place in the MECC 2024 Team Finals.

April 25: Excel Esports Battle Round 3

Get ready for the third Excel Esports Battle of the 2024 Season. At all the Excel Esports Battles, registered students will have 30 minutes to complete the Tasks once downloaded. The required file will go live on ExPrep on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 4:30/4:40 pm London Time. All sessions must be completed and turned in on the same day by 5:15 pm London Time. The top 5 students will be invited to In-person MECC 2024 Finals Game Day Round. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.

September 19: Excel Esports Battle Round 4

Get ready for the fourth Excel Esports Battle of the 2024 Season. At all the Excel Esports Battles, registered students will have 30 minutes to complete the Tasks once downloaded. The required file will go live on ExPrep on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 4:30/4:40 pm London Time. All sessions must be completed and turned in on the same day by 5:15 pm London Time. The top 5 students will be invited to In-person MECC 2024 Finals Game Day Round. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.

September 28 - 30: Online Qualification Round 1

Online Round 1 will take place online on the Hosting Platform from Saturday, September 28, 2024, at 12:00am BST (7:00pm EST) until Monday, September 30, 2024, at 7:59am BST (11:59pm PST). Participants will have a limit of 2 hours to complete the Tasks.

October 13: Online Qualification Round 2

Online Round 2 will take place online on the Hosting Platform on October 13, 2024, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM BST. Participants will have the designated 2 hours to complete all Tasks and submit their solutions. The top 10 individual Participants based on the total cumulative points earned in Online Round 1 and Online Round 2 will get a place in the MECC 2024 Day 2 Finals (64 Player Round).

Day 1 – The Last Chance Qualification Round in Las Vegas

In-Person Finals will be a part of a bigger event, The Active Cell, a Financial Modeling and Excel Training Camp. Participants and guests of the In-Person Final Round and the Training Camp, the Participants will be able to apply for the Last Chance Qualification Round. The Top 15 players from the Last Chance Qualification Round, as well as 14 wildcards selected by the Organizers, will be invited to MECC 2024 Finals Game Day.

Day 2 - Finals (64 Player Round) in Las Vegas

This is it! 64 individual students and 16 Partner School teams from across the globe will be competing In-person at the HyperX Esports Arena in Hotel Luxor, Las Vegas, NV, USA. The Day 2 Finals will feature several different tasks, all played in the Arena, in the all-vs-all format. The 12 players and 4 teams who have reached the highest combined score, qualify for the ultimate final of the tournament – Day 3 Finals. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.

Day 3 - Finals in Las Vegas

The ultimate final of the tournament will take place at the HyperX Esports Arena in the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Here, we will see the best of the best compete for the championship title. The top 12 individual players and the top 4 teams will compete in an elimination format. See the Competition Rules Section 5 for complete rules.