Update: 12th June We've just passed 750 signups.
As you know we always try to provide some fun activities during the long Hiatus and this year we will be running the popular Episode Cup again. This year however we're looking to make it even more interesting and fun for those taking part as well as providing a nice shiny Season 4 DVD Set for the winner.
For the last few months I've been working with my good friend Matt to develop a free little game that will track all our scores, but I will let Matt explain below.
In other news, the most contestants ever for March Madness was 873 back in 2005. We're already up to 190 brackets filled out in less than 12 hours! along with 90+ brackets in the process of being completed.
Update: 11:50 GMT Make sue that you have a "1" beside your name HERE which indicates that you have completed the full bracket.
Update: 10:50 GMT Just a couple of notes from people emailing in. 1) The Deadline on the site says 26th June, the actual deadline is 1st July, we will change it soon. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page when completing your bracket to fill out the Semi-Final and Final predictions.
Greetings Lost fans!
We're going to try something new this year with the Episode Cup: A "March Madness"-style bracket contest! For those of you who don't know what March Madness is, it's a 64 team single elimination tournament featuring the best college basketball teams in the United States. One of the main reasons that March Madness is so revered is because, from the Sunday when the matchups are announced to the Thursday when the games actually start, people go crazy predicting how the tournament is going to transpire through an activity often referred to as "filling out a bracket".
The site we'll be using to fill out our Lost brackets is http://www.dawgsled.com/darkufo, a “home-grown” site that has been used to track March Madness contests for the past few years. We’ve re-wired the site for use in the Lost universe, and we’ve already drawn a (mostly) random bracket of the top 64 episodes in the series.
Your job will be to go to this site and predict the entire tournament--from the first match through the championship final. You'll have until 1st July to get this done. On July 1st, the bracket will "lock", the site will switch over to "scoring and tracking" mode, and the actual matches will begin on DarkUFO's site in exactly the same manner as last year, except that there won't be a "re-draw" after every round.
After every match, the scoreboard on the bracket site will be updated. For every matchup that you correctly forecast the winner for, you'll be awarded points. Throughout the tournament, you'll be able to see where you stand against everyone else in the entire world.
Remember: When you’re filling out your bracket, choose the winning episode based on who you THINK will win, which will sometimes be different than the episode that you WANT to win. For the Final you also need to enter in the % amount that each episode will get in case of a tie.
Winning bracket gets a Season 4 Lost DVD set!
Website URL: http://www.dawgsled.com/darkufo
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