The NCAA college basketball tournament was one of the first major events to be cancelled in 2020. It was the first time the weeks-long event had not been held in its 40-year history. But the tournament returns this year, and that means that the Abt Bracket Challenge is back as well. This year, we’ve got some of the best prizes yet, including the newest LG OLED TVs for the top two finishers.
The Abt Bracket Challenge works like any other typical bracket contest, so seasoned hoops pros can click the banner above and get started. If you’re new to the world of college basketball bracket challenges, it’s easy to take part. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Head to the Abt Bracket Challenge page and click “Sign Up Now” to register for the promotion. On Sunday, March 14, the every tournament team will be placed in their designated first round spot on the bracket. Once that happens, you’ll be able to fill out your bracket. To do so, you’ll need to pick the team that you think will win each game, at every level of the tournament—up to and including the tournament champion.
Don’t know anything about college basketball? No need to worry. You can be a total newbie to the sport but still have fun with a bracket challenge. In fact, many first-timers say that taking part in a challenge makes it even more enjoyable to follow the action. There are two main tactics for tournament neophytes:
Fill out your bracket at random, and hope for the best. The tournament is notoriously unpredictable, so anything can happen.
Find the experts predictions and just follow their picks. Just about every major sporting news source will share theirs starting Sunday evening, and an internet search for “2021 bracket predictions” will get you plenty of results. Following expert guidance gives you a great chance at winning a prize.
And speaking of those prizes—here’s what the top four entrants will win:
- Grand Prize: 65-inch LG CX 4K HDR OLED TV
- 1st Runner Up: 55-inch LG CX 4K HDR OLED TV
- 2nd Runner Up: 75-inch LG NanoCell 4K HDR LED TV
- 3rd Runner Up: 65-inch LG NanoCell 4K HDR LED TV
After every game in the tournament, you’ll be awarded a certain amount of points if you correctly chose the winner. At the end of the tournament, the top four highest-scoring brackets will the TVs listed above. Entering the Abt Bracket Challenge is totally free, and a great way to get involved in the excitement of the tournament. It’s important to know that you must fill out your bracket before the official start of the tournament, which is Friday, March 19 at 11:15 am CST. Once you do that, you can sit back, enjoy the games, and hope for the best. Good luck!