Microsoft’s Office Championship is an annual event. It was held at Dallas this year, Texas from the 9th to the 12th of August. A total of 600,000 people participated in the initial qualifying rounds but only 145 of the best of them from 127 countries were invited to the championship. In the PowerPoints 2013 category, Thailand won the first prize, followed by USA and then Ali with the bronze medal. He had self-financed his trip to Texas and it seems like his faith in his abilities paid off, as he won the Bronze Medal, rewarding him with a prize money of USD 1500, a medal, a trophy and Microsoft products an HP Tablet and a Parrot Drone.
A student of FFC Grammar School from Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki district, Waqas Ali has competed with about 600,000 other students and has won the Bronze Medal in the PowerPoint 2013 category. Waqas Ali was the only Pakistani among all those half a million participants and the fact that the only candidate from our country has won the prizes, truly says something about the talent of this realm.
Pakistani youngsters seem to be on the front position of the technology industry these days as a young Pakistani student has gone far ahead and won the Bronze medal at Microsoft’s Office Championship.
There is also a definite e-gamer who has been making the headlines since the beginning of this year. We all know him now, as after winning an incredible sum of money in Dota2 Asia championship, Sumail Hassan also became the youngest e-gaming millionaire ever by winning the Dota2 International. These young geniuses seem to be on the right trail to shine the light on the talent in our motherland. We have covered a story about a 6 year old Pakistani who broke the record for youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional once more. The record he broke was held by Arfa Karim who became youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of 9. She was another genius child of Pakistan but unhappily, she is no more now.
After winning the bronze medal, Waqas Ali said, “I am feeling so many things right now, but most of all, I am proud that I have won. This was the first time for Pakistan, I was the only one, and I’ve won it. In fact, no – this is not my win; this is the win of my family, TEC Education Foundation, my friends, for all their massive support.”