Futures World Championship

Braving The World Challenges
Manage a virtual global company and immerse yourself back into the real world
    • 1. Join Us

    • Compete in FWC on 17th March, 2023
    • From 9 AM EST to 3 PM EST
    • Register
    • 3. Game Day

    • All the information you need to know before and during the competition
    • Get ready!


Few years ago, nobody expected that a pandemic would shake the fragile balance of the global system. Interruptions to global trade flows, chip shortages, political instability are some examples of the ripple effects of the pandemic… And all of these challenges have one thing in common – No one was ready.

That is why FUTURES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (FWC) was created.

Participants around the world will form teams of one to three players. These teams will compete against each other in a market-based simulation to grow their computer company. Competitors must decide how many chips to buy to build their computers and how much to invest in marketing their computers. Throughout the competition, teams will also deal with 5 different world challenges:

Populism, Terrorism, Environment crisis, Trade flows, Shifts in Demographics, …

The competition will take place online for a full day, but places will be reserved for teams willing to join us in Montreal.

Futures World Championship

DATE 17th of March !From 9 AM EST to 3 PM EST

LOCATION Montreal, Quebec

Teams 100 Passionate Teams Around the World

Competition Tickets

  • Limited seats!
    Get your tickets now!
    Participants playing in countries ranked as low or middle income in the World Bank's list can play for free.
    Check the list here
    • $10/personUp to 3 members per team *
    • To be paid at a later time
    • Friday MArch 17th
    • From 9 AM EST to 3 PM EST
    • Register

Winning prize

1st Place $200 CAD gift card for each team member

2nd Place $150 CAD gift card for each team member

3rd Place $100 CAD gift card for each team member



Bigup to Our Sponsors

For further information about sponsoring the event, do not hesitate to contact us


Frequently asked questions

  • FAQ
    What do I need to play the game?

    Not much really… A device, a good internet connection and one or two colleagues that can support you in braving the world challenges!

    Can I play the game alone?

    Yes you can, and if you’re too good you may even win on your own! But think of it this way, wouldn’t you rather argue your stats, the news and your company’s next move with one or two other teammates in the board room?

    Can I play the game on my phone?

    Yes you can, but you’ll have to look at different stats and reports on a small screen to react to the market challenges. Besides, why run your virtual company on a small screen when your competitors have the advantage of a bigger screen?

    How is the game played?

    Two words: Decision Making. You’ll run a computer company, and your first decision is where in the world you want place your HQ and subsidiaries. You’ll then decide on two variables throughout multiple periods: How much you want to spend on buying microchips (Intel or AMD) and how much you want to spend on marketing the microchips you are buying (Intel or AMD). You’ll also have the choice of spending on PR such as political lobbying, environmental campaigns and much more to boost your company, or maybe not… Add to that, you’ll receive news on unexpected world challenges that’ll force you to make important decisions to keep your company afloat, just like in the real world. Ultimately, your success is measured by how adaptable you are and how much cash flow you have.

    How can I prepare for the competition?

    You’ll be able to practice during the Live Game which will give you the opportunity to play in real time against other players around the world. Keep in mind that the Live Game runs weekly from Monday at 8 AM EST and continues until Saturday 4 PM EST. At the end of each week, the live game resets and a weekly hall of frame of the best players/teams is published.... And the answer is yes, the live game is free of charge.

    Great! Now how can I sign up?

    Easy. All you need to do is fill up the form in the Tickets section above with the number of players in your team, your name(s), and your email(s). Once you submit, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with a link to direct you to the payment page. When the payment is made, you will receive an access code per person to use on game day. You may also get a quick play book on how to compete effectively.

    Are their any rules?

    A good question like that demands the good answer of “Maybe”. In a real world, there are rules that govern collusion, monopolies, political lobbying, bribery, environmentally unfriendly acts, illegal acts... you name it. There are also consequences to these acts such as hefty fines, being banned from doing business for a period, or having your subsidiary banished from a country altogether! And all that happens only if you get caught… So it is up to you to play by your rules or the rules of the market. Afterall you need to remember, the last company standing wins.

    Who is eligible to play the game?

    The game is open for all. But to really understand the consequences of your decisions, you may need to know simple concepts such as supply and demand. Not to worry though, you’ll have a help button during gameplay that provides quick definitions of the simple concepts you need to succeed. You know what they say: “What is better than playing a game? Learning while playing!”

    What if I or a member of my team cannot participate in a round or is disconnected during a game?

    No need the panic, as long as the team is reprensented by at least one player you will not be penalized during the competition (this applies to multi-players team). For single player teams, the game will make decision in your placem based on the decision you made during the previous round. this will continue until you are abe to connect back into the game.

    Is the gameplay available in different languages?

    Absolutely, we realize that teams from different parts of the world will be playing the game. Thanks to our amazing back-end team, the game can so far be played in English & French with more languages to come. But does that change how an economic concept is interpreted? Absolutely Not.

    I loved the game and found it to be astonishingly real! Can I suggest ways to make it more real?

    We’re glad you enjoyed the game and would love to hear your feedback. Please email us at fwc@hec.ca

    How can I keep in touch?

    You can subscribe below and follow us on our social media platforms to receive the latest news, learn fun facts and engage with other enthusiasts around the world!

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Event Schedule

Competition Day

  • March 17th, 2023

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Contact Info

3000 Chem. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, QC Canada
Email : fwc@hec.ca