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If you turned on ESPN in November of 2022, you may well have seen something messed up: The Microsoft Excel World Championship

From the makers of the video:

"Hiring a green screen and letting Quinns loose on the topic of Excel as an eSport seemed like a good idea at the time, but honestly, we should have seen this coming. Here's a very weird video we've made."

You can learn more about The Excel World Championship here or see the (paywalled) ESPN segment referenced here.

If you want more weird, wacky, thoughtful and interesting videos about video games and the world, check out the rest of the videos on the People Make Games Youtube channel.
posted by firechicago (10 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
If this was on ESPN, just imagine what was on ESPN2...
posted by RonButNotStupid at 9:44 AM on March 16

If this was on ESPN, just imagine what was on ESPN2...

Hopefully something cool like Rubik's cube speed-runners!!
posted by Fizz at 10:08 AM on March 16 [5 favorites]

Speed-running 50lb Rubik's cubes while carrying them 100 yards barefoot across a hot parking lot!
posted by RonButNotStupid at 10:10 AM on March 16

The Ocho, ESPN8, I just can't get enough of it!
posted by Chuffy at 10:14 AM on March 16 [3 favorites]

The Excel World Championship would be perfect for The Ocho.
posted by tclark at 10:19 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]

I love the Ocho!
posted by Wild_Eep at 10:26 AM on March 16

this video is an absolute delight, as is anything PMG or Quinns

the part where they attempt to tag-team one of the previous cases made me very much also want to try, but also very aware of how bad and dumb I am at anything in Excel mathematically related or more complex than xlookup
posted by Kybard at 10:55 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]

I think the Ocho was showing the Roofball semifinals that day.
posted by JoeZydeco at 12:58 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]

The video is fun. It was great we could watch the two actually work through a case.
posted by ellerhodes at 6:39 AM on March 17

I missed this post 2 days ago, but after reading yesterday's post about Visual Basic, I was watching a VB tutorial, and as part of that tutorial, there was a sample spreadsheet of the Kevin Cookie Company. So it was truly bizarre to me that the Kevin Cookie Company showed up in this video at 8:30.

I couldn't finish either video anyway, due to negative reactions to both presenters.
posted by MtDewd at 2:14 AM on March 18

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