ESPN Tournament Challenge 12+

Basketball Bracket Game


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    • Offers In-App Purchases



The #1 bracket app is back and better than ever for the 2023 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball tournaments! Compete against friends, ESPN personalities and celebrities to see who finishes with the best bracket. The best part is it’s completely free to play and we’re offering $150K in total prizes this year!

- 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.
- Fill out your Women’s Tournament Challenge brackets directly in the app! Create up to 25 different brackets for the women’s tourney and use Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer to help you make the most informed picks.
- Finish your bracket in seconds by auto-filling with top seeds, a Smart Bracket powered by ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, or completely random selections. Unsure about a game or two? - You can also import a bracket that you’ve already filled out on the app, make some tweaks and submit it again to increase your chances of winning!
- Only want to pick your champion? No problem. Let ESPN take care of the rest by clicking ‘Finish My Bracket For Me’ with either Smart Bracket powered by BPI or with random selections.
- View details on each matchup to make informed picks, including season and historical performance information for each team and video previews for each game of the tournament.

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What’s New

Version 11.0.2

- It’s the 25th anniversary of ESPN Tournament Challenge! To celebrate, $100K in Grand Prizes are available across both the Men’s and Women’s bracket games for correctly picking the champion of either tourney. See Official Rules for details.
- As a special 25th anniversary prize, fill out the max of 25 brackets in a single tourney for a chance to win even more cash!
- We’ve streamlined and modernized the app for 2023 to give you the best possible bracket experience.
- The new Groups tab in the app makes it easier than ever to create or join a group! Invite your friends and family to see who finishes with the best bracket.
- Two ESPN+ Bracket Tools, Bracket Predictor and Bracket Analyzer, are available for both Men’s and Women’s Tournament Challenge. Bracket Predictor gives you access to key data points to help you make your picks as savvy as an ESPN expert’s. Once your bracket is submitted, Bracket Analyzer lets you project the correct picks you’ll earn each round throughout the tournament.
- After tip-off, follow the link in the app to ESPN’s new Perfect Bracket Live Tracker page to see how many perfect brackets are remaining in real time in both tourneys!
- Subscribe to ESPN+ to gain the edge on your competition. From Bracket Predictor to Bracket Analyzer to expert analysis, you’ll get the game-by-game insights to help you win your group.
- As a subscriber, you also get access to thousands of live streaming events and ESPN originals on, the ESPN App, and connected TV devices.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43.4K Ratings

43.4K Ratings

ZigzagCatcher ,

Thank you

For years, I dreaded the filling out of paper brackets...not quite understanding the scoring involved as I picked teams based on favorite colors and underdogs (whether I’d heard of them or not). No judging...I’ve come a far way from there although I think I was somehow more successful back then in my clueless years. Anyways, thanks for creating an app that makes it easy to fill out and calculates my points so I can easily rub my predictions (that are still horridly off) in my friends faces. It has made March Madness fun instead of a yearly dread of watching friends lose their I can join the madness too. :)

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!

espanfan1753728 ,


Destroying the traditional four quadrant view of the tournament bracket makes it hard to see how the games come together.
There are frequent issues with the real-time coding of winners & losers - the team names are right, but sometimes your eliminated picks show in crossed-out red type and sometimes just in crossed-out grey type. BEWARE: Your “correct” picks are only shown in green in the first round, so just when you get used to reading the bracket layout it changes. Why don’t your advancing teams keep displaying in green? 🤷‍♀️
Hey Disney - Hire some graphic/UI designers (maybe not just sports enthusiasts) and better coding QA personnel!
I have followed the tournament for 35 years, and have filled out many amateur “just for fun” brackets. This app is not intuitive, and the amount of study you have to undertake to understand what your own bracket is telling you is not worth it. Not to mention how the poor design makes it impossible to include more casual tournament fans… 🤦‍♀️

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