T4U Footballers WC Cup Challenge
Okay Football fans around the world, I'm introducing you to the World Cup Challenge. It's pretty easy to play. Perfection is not
at a premium so everyone will have a good chance to rack up a respectable point total.HOW TO PLAY
The World Cup Challenge is based on the same principle as the GS Bracket Challenges. However, as you know, bracket assignment for WC's 2R is based on each team's Group finish. For instance, think of a GS bracket, with an Top Half and Bottom Half. Players in the Top Half don't move to the Bottom half after 1R, and vice versa. As a result, you can predict with a high level of certainty 2R matches.
By contrast, in the WC bracket, the winner and r-up of each group will move to opposite halves of the draw. Why is this important? For this game to "work," it is not necessary to pick the order of finish in each group. All that is required is that you pick 2 teams from each group.1R Points
You must pick 2 teams from each of the 8 groups, 16 teams in all. Every correct pick is worth 1 pt. However, whoever picks the most 1R winners receives a 3pt bonus. If more than 1 person have the high total, all will receive the 3 pt bonus.Picking the Successive Rounds
In order for this game to "work," we have to ignore which Half of the bracket each team winds up in. As a result, all you need to do is advance the appropriate number of teams teams. It's for this reason that everyone has a chance to rack up a respectable point total and has a decent chance to win.
Also, keep in mind, just as with the GS Bracket Challenge, you are only credited for the spot you predicted your pick to advance. So, if your 3rd Place pick wins the Cup, you are only credited for a 3rd place finish, or 14 points.
*Note: It's possible for 2 teams to earn 14 points. Say your 3rd place pick wins the Cup and your Rup wins the 3rd Place game. Both picks will receive 14 points.2R points
8 teams advance. Every correct pick is worth 2 points.QF points
4 teams advance. Every correct pick is worth 5 points.SF points
2 teams advance. Each correct pick is worth 15 points.3rd Place Game points
Correct pick is worth 6 pointsChampionship Game points
Correct pick is worth 12 points
This is how the point distribution works out. Below, your pick advances to respective rounds.
*most correct 1R picks receives 3 point bonusTie Breaker
Champion pick 1st Tie Breaker
3rd Place pick is 2nd Tie Breaker
Rup Pick is 3rd Tie Breakers
If you have any questions, let me know and I'll clear it up for you.