How to Play

GAME RULES


IMPORTANT! PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE 2018-19 TURKISH AIRLINES EUROLEAGUE BRACKET CHALLENGE AS THESE RULES AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.


A) REGISTRATION


The 2019 Turkish Airline EuroLeague Bracket Challenge (the “Bracket Challenge”) is ON!
The Bracket Challenge will take place at bracket.euroleague.net and is administered and scored according to the following Rules.


To participate in the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Bracket Challenge you will need to register by using your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google), or by creating a EuroLeague ID. If you’ve already own a EuroLeagueID account you will just need to enter your username and password to access the Bracket Challenge, or choose your social media account. If you have forgotten your username or password, go to id.euroleague.net , and click on “Forget Password”. Registration is free.

Once you completed the registration process, you will receive an email in your inbox to confirm your email address.

B) TIMING
The Bracket Challenge is open from Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
The deadline to submit a valid bracket is Tuesday, April 16, one (1) minute before the tip-off’s of the first Playoffs game CSKA Moscow v KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (18:59 PM CET).
Entries may be edited prior to submission’s deadline (18:59PM CET April 16, 2019). All the brackets created after this time cannot be edited or modified.


C) HOW TO PLAY
a. How to make your selections. The objective is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the victorious team in each game of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs series, Semifinals and Championship Game.


You will be able to fulfil your bracket in its entirety from a single page. You will need to select your pick for each individual game in order to advance the team to the next round by clicking on the team name. To complete the bracket, you will also need to submit the scoring difference (the exact number of points between the two teams) of the Championship game and choose the name of the Final Four MVP (the best player of the team you select as the Champion).
Once the bracket is complete, click on the “Submit” button to submit your pick.
The eligible entrant with the highest accumulative score at the end of the Bracket Challenge will be the recipient of the Grand Prize, the user that ends the Bracket Challenge with the second highest points tally will win the Silver Prize and the user that ends the Bracket Challenge with the third highest points tally will win the Bronze Prize. In case of any ties, check the Tiebreaks rules below (Section e).
b. Naming your entry (optional). Before submitting your bracket, you will be able to entry some characters and assign it a name. The naming is optional. If you don’t enter your name, an automatic name will be created by the platform’s system.


c. Edit bracket
You will have the option to edit your bracket(s) at any time after they have been initially submitted, before the deadline. You cannot delete an entry/bracket once it has been created. Entries may be edited prior to submission’s deadline All the brackets created after the deadline time (18:59 PM CET April 16, 2019) cannot be edited or modified.


d. Scoring

Playoffs:

  • 10 points per correct playoff game pick: each individual game predicted correctly within each playoff series is worth 10 points
  • Underdogs points: if you pick a team seeded 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th (an underdog) to win any game against a team seeded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th , you will receive extra points. The points will be calculated using the difference between the team’s seeding (i.e.: if Seed 1 plays Seed 8, and your correct pick is Seed 8, you will get an extra 7 points (8-1) that will be added to the correct game prediction, so 17 in total (10+7))
  • 20 points if you pick the winner of each series
  • 30 points if you pick the winner of each series AND the right order of the games
  • 50 points if you correctly pick all Final Four teams


Semifinals:

  • 20 points per correct playoff game pick
  • Underdogs extra points: if you pick the team with the lower seed (an underdog) to win any game against the team with the higher seed, you will receive extra points. The points will be calculated using the difference between the team’s seeding (i.e.: if Seed 1 plays Seed 4, and your correct pick is Seed 4, you will get an extra 3 points (4-1) that will be added to the correct game prediction, so 23 in total (20+3))


Championship game:

  • 50 points if you correctly pick the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four Champion team
  • Underdogs extra points: if you pick the team with the lower seed (an underdog) to win any game against the team with the higher seed, you will receive extra points. The points will be calculated using the difference between the team’s seeding (i.e.: if Seed 1 plays Seed 4, and your correct pick is Seed 4, you will get an extra 3 points (4-1) that will be added to the correct game prediction, so 53 in total (50+3))
  • 25 points if you pick the exact points-difference in the final score
  • 25 points if you pick the right name of the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP

NOTE: points from one phase are summed to the next phase (i.e. the points you accumulate during the Playoffs are added to the points accumulated during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four).

e. Ties
Tiebreakers will be applied if points-tallies are level at the end of the Championship game.


Tiebreakers:

• Tiebreak #1: Accumulated points achieved from selections made only of the Championship Game
• Tiebreak #2: Correctly select the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP
• Tiebreak #3: Number of points scored overall only in the Semifinals
• Tiebreak #4: Number of points scored overall only in the Playoffs
• Tiebreak #5: Number of points scored overall only in the Playoff series of the eventual winner
• Tiebreak #6: Number of points scored overall only in the Playoff series of the eventual losing finalist
• Tiebreak #7: Number of points scored overall only in the Playoff series of the eventual third placed team
• Tiebreak #8: Number of points scored overall only in the Playoff series of the eventual forth placed team
• Tiebreak #9: The Entrant whose date of entry creation was recorded in the system the earliest.
In all cases, an entry that does not win a tiebreaker is eliminated from consideration.


f. Lock-time. All picks will lock one (1) minute before the scheduled tip-off for the correlating game. Your picks for the matchups must be submitted, received and recorded by the scheduled lock-time. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid. The Company’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Bracket Challenge.


g. Limit. Each user will be able to create up to five (5) brackets related to one account.


D) PRIZES
Entrants will have the opportunity to win the Grand Prize, the Silver Prize and the Bronze Prize.
“Grand Prize”: one (1) Turkish Airlines voucher of 2,000 Euros to book any flight for any destination included in Turkish Airlines schedule.
“Silver Prize”: One Thousand Euros (Euros 1,000).
“Bronze Prize”: two (2) tickets for the 2020 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four
For more details, check the Prizes section.


E. POTENTIAL WINNER
All potential winning entries are subject to verification by the Organizer, whose decisions are final. The Organizer shall solely determinate any form of verification. A Participant is not a winner of any prize until Participant's eligibility and the potential winning entry has been verified and the Participant has been notified that verification is complete. The Organizer will not accept screenshot, affidavits or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.
All the rules related to the potential winners are detailed in the Terms & Conditions.