The Trainee Trial League Event hosted by MonsoonSIM has concluded after two weeks of enthusiastic players battling it out in the business simulation arena. With the two round of games that occurred every Saturday on the 3rd and 10th of July, the difficulty levels had also been adjusted, making it both a fun and stimulating challenge for all the clubs present. A total of 10 remarkable clubs coming from various different universities and educational institutions, among them Universitas International Semen Indonesia, Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Universitas Galuh Ciamis, BPK Penabur and FEB Universitas Hasanuddin and others, participated in the Trainee Trial League and competed for the title of Grand Winner.
Unlike the previous league events conducted in June, however, this Trainee Trial League event has 2 clubs that tied as grand winner. These exceptional, entrepreneurial clubs are Optimus club and No Mercy club!
Both grand winner clubs come from the esteemed Universitas International Semen Indonesia.
Optimus club consists of 5 members—Riza, Maya, Mira, Nafsya and Iraa—who are all students at the esteemed Universitas International Semen Indonesia and under the tutelage of Mr. Muhammad Akbar, S.E., M.Acc., Ak. The Optimus club members have all been playing the MonsoonSIM business simulation and gamification education platform for over a year.
For No Mercy club, the members include Muhammad Maulana Adi Pratama, Rohmat Ramadhani, Nur Istighfara Fauzia Zain, and Mega Marya Sofa Nabila, along with team leader Randy Ilham Zinedine. With 2 main mentors providing guidance, namely Mr. Muhammad Akbar, S.E., M.Acc., Ak. And Mrs. Marisya Mahdia Khoirina, S.M., M.M., the members of the No Mercy club have been supported since they started playing MonsoonSIM five months ago in March.
An interview conducted with both these grand winners revealed the club members’ reflection about their experience competing in the Trainee Trial League Event, as well as some tips and tricks for fellow MonsoonSIM players and league enthusiasts out there.
“The challenges and experiences we get are many.” The members of No Mercy club state, “We have to maximize the game in all modules so that the scoring matrix we get can be high. We also get a lot of deeper knowledge related to the new configurations, which can be adjusted from various parts of the world, and followed by the different consumer behaviour of each country.”
The Optimus club members have also added, “In our opinion, the challenge and learning experience we can take is that we can analyze the performance of our game and that of our opposing team, so we can evaluate.”
When asked about their favourite game during the Trainee Trial League event, both the Optimus club and No Mercy club had replied favourably to both the 2 Trainee Trial League games and specifically, their set configuration.
“We think that both the 2 Trainee Trial League games are favourites because each club game has a different configuration, so we have to be able to adjust it.” Optimus club had explained.
No Mercy club had also commented, “Apart from winning, we are happy because the configuration provided to our team is very profitable, namely ERP Business Concept 1 and 2.”
From these answers, it is apparent that mastery over the configurations and familiarizing oneself with the countless business concepts and configurations available in the MonsoonSIM business simulation platform remains one of the key factors of success and victory over the league games.
Seeking to encourage more of their fellow MonsoonSIM players to participate in the league events and join in the fun and challenge, the grand winners have also shared their insights about the tactics and mindset they’ve adopted to emerge as champions.
“Of course, our team always makes preparations and strategic planning that’s adjusted to the configuration that’s been set 15 minutes before the game starts.” No Mercy club had said when asked about special tactics, “Besides preparing a strategy, our team members are also required to make group calls via WhatsApp so that the coordination of each member can run smoothly. This also minimizes the occurrence of miscommunication.”
Optimus club’s strategy and special tactics also emphasized in strong and clear communication among the team members when it comes to collaborating and working together, as seen from their response, “Our team always uses group calls to communicate to determine strategy in each game. During the game, we still make those group calls.”
When asked about their overall experience with the Trainee Trial League event, the Optimus club members state, “The Trainee Trial League event is very helpful for beginners who want to play MonsoonSIM. Overall, it’s very interesting. After participating in the Trainee Trial League event, we were happy because we learned a lot of things and most importantly, about evaluation.”
This positive feedback towards the Trainee Trial League event and its role as a fun learning opportunity for many new MonsoonSIM players out there had also been seconded by the No Mercy club members, “This Trainee Trial League event is very good and makes it more interesting to play MonsoonSIM as often as possible. In addition to playing with our own friends, we can also play with friends from other countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and others. Moreover, this Trainee Trial League event also provides prizes for the top 3, which really adds to the enthusiasm in playing this game.”
Now, with over 91 leagues and 1,881 club games conducted throughout the MonsoonSIM network, large-scale competitions between keen, enthusiastic players are a staple within the MonsoonSIM family culture and a routine one does to measure one’s performance and observe one’s progress. With over 1,078 clubs so far, the opportunities to gather together and play in leagues are endless. With every league and club game joined, MonsoonSIM players and clubs can reach higher PELO and ELO ratings, respectively. With the top-rated clubs to date including ARSANTA WIDYADHARMA of Universitas Islam Indonesia (ELO: 1776), Shark of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (ELO: 1697) and BioHaZarD of Singapore University of Social Sciences (ELO: 1635), MonsoonSIM is unequivocally a global platform that enables players worldwide to both interact and learn from one another through enriching experiences and invaluable exposure, in a way where there’s more to learn, easier to learn.