By: Chris Empio   -  In: General,Promotions   -  Tags:     -  0   Comments

May the odds be ever in your favour.

What is a bracket challenge?

Want to prove you’re the basketball guru of the office? Want infallible scientific evidence of what you already know to be true? you’re smarter than everyone else. Want to finally prove to your office chums that motivational posters really can inspire an individual to illustrious accomplishments? That’s where a bracket game comes in.

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament starts with a bracket of 64 teams. Before the games begin, you can try your hand at predicting the winner for each one of the 63 games. Your methodology is entirely up to you, whether that’s taking a deep dive into the statistics, flipping a coin, or paranormal readings of rake designs in your zen garden desk accessory.

As the games progress, you’ll get points for every winner you picked correctly. Those points increase every round (games in the second round are worth twice as much as games in the first round, and so on). At the end of the tournament, the player with the most points wins.

How to Play

Entry is completely FREE. Please encourage your office mates to join the competition as it will increase the odds of your office winning the surprise bonus prize. You will have to sign up for an ESPN account if you do not already have one. Brackets must be filled out by Thursday, March 21.

Rules: (see instructions)

  1. Display Name – First + Last Name (Examples: Chris Weyers, cweyers44)
  2. Bracket Name – Company Name + Location + Initials (Example: Empire – Medford – CW)
  3. One entry per person

Prizes (Winner-Take-All):

  1. $150 cash prize
  2. Empire swag
  3. Motivational poster (handpicked by Empire staff)

Bonus Prize:

The office (company + location) the winner represents will receive a surprise group bonus prize!


  1. Sign in or create an ESPN account| HERE
  2. Click “Create a Bracket Now”
  3. Display Name – First + Last Name (Examples: Chris Weyers, cweyers44)
  4. Bracket Name – Company Name + Location + Initials (Example: Empire – Medford – CW)
  5. Click “My Groups”
  6. In “Search Groups” field enter: Empire Medical
  7. Select Empire Medical
  8. Click “Join Group”
  9. Check the box next to the appropriate bracket
  10. In “Group Password” field enter: empiremadness
  11. Click “Join Group”

Video Instructions

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