Throughout the Tournament Challenge every bracket created will accumulate points and ESPN will update the "Leaderboard" to show you an approximation of where your bracket ranks vs. all other brackets created.
Each game, in every round, of the Tournament is worth a different amount of total points. The object of the game is simple: Correctly pick the winner of the most matches in the 63 games following the "First Four" round of the tournament. See below for the points breakdown for each round.
|ROUND||TEAMS||GAMES||POINTS (per win)||POINTS (total)|
|Sweet Sixteen (regional semifinals)||16||8||40||320|
|Elite Eight (regional finals)||8||4||80||320|
|Final Four (semifinals)||4||2||160||320|
|National Championship (finals)||2||1||320||320|
Navigate to "Leaderboard" via Tournament Challenge homepage/banner.
The section at the top will show you a list of all of YOUR brackets, how they rank against each other and how they rank against everyone else ("Rank" - Left Side or "PCT" - Right Side).
Below that you'll find the overall Tournament Challenge Leaderboard. This will show you the top performing brackets across all of ESPN, the points they've accumulated in each round and the "Percentile" (PCT) they rank in vs. all other brackets created for 2021.
** Please Note: Your bracket may not show in the overall Leaderboard, but you will be able to see where you place based on the total number of points your bracket has vs. the position of other brackets, with the same score, on the overall bracket Leaderboard. Don't panic if you're not on the Leaderboard and believe you should be! The score of your bracket is all that matters and you will be still be eligible for prizes if you have a bracket in the top 1% of all brackets created. **
We hope you enjoy the 2021 ESPN Tournament Challenge! Good luck!