Bracketology returns to the community for Legends Cup after a successful run during March Madness. The chances are low, but technically possible to see a perfect bracket made by someone.
History of Bracketology
Bracketology is commonly used in college basketball, predominately from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness. It is a chance that allows players to attempt to predict the overall tournament’s winner accurately. What goes into determining who advances or not is dependent on quite a couple of factors, including the team’s rankings and quality wins. Now that it’s brought into the CPA world, factors can include the army’s Top Ten rankings, size, dominance, past tournament outcomes, and more.
Bracketology within armies began in CPAHQ under DMT, allowing those to predict tournaments accurately. This concept has been going on for over three years and remains As something that was only hosted during March Madness tournaments; we are interested to see how well it will do outside of MM. Like done in the past, Community members will get a chance to develop their brackets, which will include their predictions of the results of each battle room, in W-L-T (Win, Loss, Tie) format, from the qualifiers round leading to the grand finals. The more accurate you are, the more points you obtain. The one who gets the most points at the end of the challenge will be deemed the Bracketology Champion.
The winners will receive a $10 gift card (Can be replaced for Nitro is wished upon) and an exclusive CPA server role.
How does scoring work?
Members will create their respective brackets. The Bracket must include winners of each battle and their score predictions, using a W-L-T (Win, Loss, Tie) format, and submit it to the submission channel. The scoring will be the same as how Community Committee hosted during the 2023 March Madness Tournament. The scores will be updated on a spreadsheet by DrQueen, and updates regarding the rankings will be announced via a designated channel. Scoring and ranking will be updated 24-48 hours after the last battle has occurred for that weekend. Kindly please be patient. The scoring system works as such:
- 1 point for correctly predicting a winner of a match.
- 3 points for correctly predicting the room score
- 4 points for correctly predicting the winner of an overtime match — please mark the battle as [OVERTIME] as well
- 2 additional points for correctly predicting the room score and the winner of an overtime match*
*= To correctly predict an overtime match, you must get the room score right and the winner right. You will not receive any points for the match if the room score or the winner is wrong.
An example of the Bracket should look like this:
What are the Rules?
- Participants are limited to ONE entry. If a user is found submitting more than one entry, all of their submitted entries will be disqualified.
- The deadline to submit a bracket is 12:00 PM EST on July 15th, 2023. The bracket submission channel will be closed once the deadline has passed.
- Any participant who uses the bracket submission channel to communicate will have their Bracket disqualified. The channel is meant for bracket submissions only.
- Participants can edit their brackets until the channel is made private. If there is a dire need for you to submit a new bracket, you must notify DM DrQueen to prevent disqualification.
The Bracket Challenge is now live! Good Luck to everyone!