The #1 bracket app is back and better than ever for the 2018 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament! Create up to 25 brackets and compete for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational! Compete for bragging rights against professional athletes, celebrities and our very own ESPN personalities to see who tops the leaderboard. Download ESPN Tournament Challenge and start your quest for hoops glory.

Notable features include:

Optimized bracket experience, including season and historical performance information for each team and previews for each game of the tournament.
My Bracket tab to quickly create and access your brackets, groups, and more.
Bracketcast, ESPN's one-of-a-kind live scoring experience for brackets, to follow upsets and underdogs and see how they impact your brackets and your group members' brackets in real time.
Fill out a bracket in seconds by auto-filling with top seeds, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI) formula, random teams, or import your bracket, change the champion, and submit another bracket! Boom!
'Leaders' tab shows you how you stack up against friends, family and celebrities!
Join up to 3 groups with each of your brackets. Play against celebrities, ESPN personalities, professional athletes, and fans from across the nation.
Access Women's Tournament Challenge, Tournament Challenge Second Chance, and the ESPN Fantasy App from the ‘More Games’ tab to play all tournament long.

Download the app now to start playing today!

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What's New

Version 6.0.2

-Once the field is set, create up to 25 brackets for your chance to win prizes.
-Stay informed on the latest tournament predictions and analysis from our college basketball experts.
-Game-by-game preview videos from bracket expert Joe Lunardi give you the inside scoop on every matchup.
-Now optimized for iOS 11 and iPhone 8/8+ and iPhone X.
-Performance and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

815 Ratings

815 Ratings

I like the APP


I just filled out a bracket and decided for fun I would have my son who is 5 fill a bracket and did the same for my 2 year old daughter. They enjoyed it and my son will ask how he is doing. It is just something fun for me and my family to do. Nothing competitive. Of course with both of them I told them who was playing each other and they would pick a school. They are not doing well with the wins but they are having fun with it. My wife filled one out also and she is leading our little group. Who knew my wife knows basketball. I do not think she has ever watched a game in her life. Thanks for the fun and some good family time.

Unable to sort by possible points left


This app is far inferior in comparison to the CBS Sports app. The reason is you can't look at the bracket as a whole you can only look at it on the left-hand side which makes it difficult to oversee the whole bracket. Also it is hard to really determine who is going to win a private pool because there's no ability to sort by the available points that you can still get which is very very frustrating. I wish this app and ESPN would really get it together because they are clearly the leaders and sports yet they don't put any effort toward something like this which is one of the most popular things in the nation

A fun APP!


I fill out a bracket every year from the paper & by the time it gets to the Final Four, it looks like a book report graded by a strict teacher with red circles & corrections all over it.

This was easy & I did multiple brackets. I can see my ranking compared to everyone else. I won't win any prizes; but, it is a fun activity.

I enjoy checking out the Celebrity picks as I am hanging in there with them as far as points earned. (In some brackets)


93.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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