Contest: Enter the DL Bracket Challenge 2018, Win a Google Home Max!


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The 9th annual DL Bracket Challenge is here! We’ve picked the prize, the teams and brackets are set, and the contest is open for business.

This year, we’re giving away a Google Home Max, the newest smart speaker from Google. Being the biggest and most expensive of the Home line-up, we’re going to let the winner choose the color they prefer and ship it right away in the US.

For those new, just know that this is a pretty standard NCAA bracket tournament challenge. We run it through ESPN’s Tourney Challenge, because they do all of the hard work, like calculating scores and picking winners. We just use it to funnel thousands of you there to make the competition more fun in preparation to give you awesome prizes. You fill out a bracket at ESPN’s site by picking winners, submit it before the tourney kicks off, install an app or two to keep track, and then sit back and pray for upsets that match yours. It’s pretty simple.

Entry is free and you’ll find all of the instructions below!

You ready?


ESPN Group:  Droid Life 2018
Password:  droidlife

Prize:  Winner takes home a Google Home Max ($399 value).

How to enter:

  1. Entry is free. (Need to be in the US, where we can ship the prize.)
  2.  Join the Droid Life group from above (create an ESPN account if you need to).
  3. Fill out your bracket and submit before the “Round of 64” games start Thursday morning (March 15).
  4. There are games tomorrow and Wednesday, but you still have until Thursday before you need to be entered.
  5. Winner with the highest total points following the NCAA Championship is our winner.
  6. We use ESPN and their scoring system, along with their tiebreaker system.
  7. This is a “winner takes all” competition.

Two rules:

  1. We use the “Locked” setting, which means you can’t swap out brackets once the competition starts.
  2. We only allow 1 entry per person.


UPDATE: Our winner is mrbishop87! Congrats on the wild win from a tournament that was all over the place.

On the morning following the NCAA Championship game, which takes place on April 2, we’re asking that the winner email us. Once that happens, we have ways to verify the winner. We have to do this because ESPN took away all messaging means from their platform. Unfortunately, all of the other NCAA Tourney options won’t work any better.

Feel free to invite your friends and family members – the more competition, the more fun we have.

Good luck, all!




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