ESPN Tournament Challenge 12+

Basketball Bracket Game


    • 4.7 • 43.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The #1 bracket app is back and better than ever for the 2024 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball tournaments! Compete against friends, ESPN personalities and celebrities to see who finishes with the best bracket. It’s completely free to play with over $350K in total prizes across all four bracket games!

- In each bracket game (Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Second Chance and Women’s Second Chance) create up to 25 brackets and enter each bracket in up to 10 different groups to play against friends, celebrities, ESPN personalities, and fans across the nation.
- Use ESPN+ Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer to take your bracket experience to the next level with the tools and data you’ll need to gain an edge on your competition.
- Use Quick Bracket to auto-fill a bracket in seconds with top seeds, random teams, Smart Picks powered ESPN Analytics, and more!
- Short on time? No problem. Pick from a few simple options in the ‘Finish My Bracket’ menu and ESPN will automatically complete your bracket. Unsure about a game or two? You can also import a bracket that you’ve already filled out in the app, make some tweaks and submit it again to increase your chances of winning.
- New in 2024, make picks directly from Matchup Preview screens, with key stats, information, and historical insights for each team to help you make the most informed selections.
- Use the BracketCast tab once games tip off to follow scores and your bracket's performance in real time, all in one view.
- Check out the ESPN Perfect Bracket Tracker to see how many perfect brackets remain in both the Men’s and Women’s tourneys as the upsets start rolling in.

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What’s New

Version 12.0.3

What’s New
- A new and improved mobile bracket experience that makes it easier than ever to crown your Men's and Women's National Champions.
- $125,000 in prizes is up for grabs in both Men’s and Women’s Tournament Challenge. Fill out 25 brackets in either tourney for a chance to win even more cash!
- Get access to all the stats and key info you’ll need to make your picks using the new game ‘Preview’ links in the bracket. You can even make picks directly from the preview screens!
- Birds-Eye - see a zoomed-out view of your entire bracket on your phone, as well as a shareable view of your Final Four.
- Share your National Champion in a single tap.
- Groups - creating, joining and inviting your friends to play has never been easier.
- Group Forecast - ESPN Analytics-powered technology that, beginning with the Sweet 16, determines each of your brackets' chances for winning your group, and what needs to happen to clear your path to victory.
- 'BracketCast' - your #1 spot to find live scores without leaving the app.
- Dark Mode support.
- Women's Tournament Challenge Second Chance is making its 2024 debut!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43.8K Ratings

43.8K Ratings

KathrynL.87 ,

Miss seeing how far people had teams going from the bracket cast view

Props to ESPN for correcting the complaint I had. They added into bracket cast how far a team is going in your bracket when you click on a game. Life saver!!

Previous feedback: In the old app layout, you could click on a game and see what you or a member of your group picked AND it would show how far a given bracket had that team going. Is a game outcome going to affect my sweet 16? my final 4? only the round of 32? Now, I have to individually go into every single bracket — my own brackets or my competitors within my group — to answer those questions. That is a waste of time. You’re telling my the “what”, but what about the “so what”? Impacts, people! We care about impacts! I have money and a reputation on the line! Otherwise, app is great. Thank you for your time.

Garry Garroo ,

The Bracketcast update has made it practically unusable

The bracketcast on previous versions of the app would show how far each person in a group had the winning team from each game going. So if one team lost you could tell which people in your group had them going the farthest and how many points that lost cost them towards there potential total. The current version only tells you if the person had them winning or losing. No impact of the loss whatsoever. So if you wanted that info you’d have to go into everyone’s bracket and manually see how far they had them.
On top of that, they increased the size of the text/widget for each person in your group and you can only see 3 to 4 teams at once. The previous versions you could see 10ish teams at once. I haven’t found any updates that actually improve the app at all. In fact the only updates with new functionality are ice cube and fire emojis to tell you if a team hasn’t gotten a lot of picks right or if they have. It’s a head scratcher for why they chose this direction.

Lisa in Dayton ,

Don’t bury the women’s tournament

The app is a lot of fun. I appreciate the opportunity to fill out lots of brackets (one in which my fave teams win, one in which I predict lots of upsets, etc.). I like the auto fill options as well. But I care as much about the women’s tournament as the men’s, and I’m surprised that the women’s tournament is still an afterthought. It is a hassle to have to dig for it (and dig even deeper to get the game times). What’s worse, after I dig down to game level within my bracket, there is no way to go back one screen to the bracket. The only option is to hit exit, which sends you back to “Play More Games” level, where you have to select “play” the women’s tournament. Come on! Maybe you should just create a separate app for the women’s tournament. But I’ll give you credit for including the women’s tournament in the app; the NCAA’s own March Madness app doesn’t include anything about the women’s tournament! Crazy!

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