Philadelphia – Qlik today announced the Qlik Bracket Challenge, which gives United States residents the chance to win $100,000 by leveraging in-depth data analysis while filling out their brackets for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. This is one of the largest awards for bracket contests on the market, and unlike large prize “perfect bracket” challenges, Qlik will award $100,000 to the best overall submitted bracket.
Individuals who qualify can sign up now at https://bracketchallenge.qlik.com/ to receive an email notification when the Qlik Bracket Challenge opens on Monday, March 18 after team selections are finalized. Fans will have multiple days to dig into data on individual and potential matchups while completing their brackets, with final submissions due before tip-off begins that Thursday for a chance at a winner-take-all prize of $100,000.
Data and analytics are ever-present in sports, from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to cameras installed throughout every professional stadium and arena across basketball and all major sports. Fans love digging into data to understand their favorite sports and teams, and Qlik is leveraging its Qlik Sense analytics platform to provide the most in-depth access to data on every team in the NCAA Men’s tournament field to help fans design their best bracket ever. Through the Qlik Bracket Challenge, individuals will be able to review and compare current season statistics like strength of schedule, performance against ranked teams and scoring margins to get a full picture of each team’s potential in the tournament.
Ahead of the brackets opening, Qlik is also showcasing a variety of historical tournament highlights through data storytelling on its https://bracketguru.qlik.com microsite. The microsite leverages data from throughout the history of the tournament, providing fans with a great mix of content and visuals on past upsets, unique storylines and a deeper understanding of the tournament through data. Qlik will be updating the site up until the start of the tournament, giving fans a unique look through data at their favorite sport.
Important information: This contest is only open to eligible US residents who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The official rules and all eligibility requirements can be found at https://bracketchallenge.qlik.com/rules/.