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Virtual Team Challenge 

What if your students could play a game and learn vital business skills?

They can. It’s Deloitte’s Virtual Team Challenge, a real-time, multi-user business simulation and competition that is played over the course of six weeks by high school students nationwide. Your students will roll up their sleeves and face business tasks and challenges that simulate the real-world experiences of professional services employees like the people with careers at Deloitte. The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. Your students can even win prizes for their team, their school, their local United Way chapter and even for you!

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Challenge overview

Virtual Team Challenge: Spill is an award-winning free online, multiplayer business simulation that takes place in the animated 3D world of New City. The team objective in the simulation is to help the city’s mayor stage the most efficient oil spill recovery effort. The game runs twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Teachers register and assign their students to teams of four. Then when the game opens, teams compete against teams nationwide to complete the game’s tasks with the highest scores.

The Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge (VTC) gives participants a taste of the different aspects of working at a fictional  professional services firm. Every participant fulfills one of several roles on a simulated professional services team and competes against other teams to clean up an oil spill in the river of New City. 

At the conclusion of the challenge, Deloitte will be making a real-world donation to a local chapter of United Way Worldwide on behalf of winning teams so you can really make a difference in the lives of others! 

To learn more about the VTC, download our brochures for teachers, students, or parents (coming soon). 


The Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge comes complete with lesson plans and in-class exercises which form a fun curriculum that helps you meet your teaching and learning standards by focusing on:

Learning standards

• Student-centered learning
• Problem-solving
• Technology-integrated learning
• A virtual job simulation

General business acumen

• Business ethics
• Negotiation skills
• Decision-making processes

Life and career skills

• Communication
• Professionalism
• Research methods


Read: Illinois school wins Virtual Team Challenge (via the Journal Review)

Play the game

Registered users, please click the play button below to launch the game. 

By clicking this link, you will be brought to a third party site.


Congratulations to our Spring 2018 winners! Teams from the following schools took home the prize this fall.

  • First Place: Team 7-SharkTank, Lemoore Union High School, Lemoore, CA
  • Second Place: Team Maserati, Siegel High School, Murfeesboro, TN
  • Third Place: Team 5, West Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV

For a full standings and previous winners, view the VTC winners list.

Rules, guidelines, and eligibility

The Virtual Team Challenge is open to all high school students in the United States. Teachers must register their students and create teams. 

Learn more about the rules and guidelines for the Virtual Team Challenge by downloading the official rules.

Teachers: get started and learn how to help your students succeed in the game

Frequently asked questions

The following is a list of questions and answers pertaining to the rules, resources, rankings, and more.

Additional resources

The VTC message board
The VTC development staff has created a message board to help provide answers to your common questions as well as provide a sense of community for teachers and IT personnel. Feel free to communicate and collaborate. For those commonly encountered questions and problems, you'll probably find the answer here

New City map
The New City map will assist you during game play. 

Student leadership opportunities
We offer students a variety of opportunities to get to know Deloitte. From internships and competitions to community service programs and conferences, we look for students who will become tomorrow’s business leaders. Learn more about our offerings for college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors

Career journeys
Our people and our culture make Deloitte a place where leaders thrive. Get an inside look at the rich diversity of background, education, and experiences of our consulting professionals through our career journeys

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