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Posted: 5th June 2018 14:38

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Thanks to some help from Harlequin, we're now ready to go for CoN World Cup 2018. If you've been at CoN for a while, you've probably seen our soccer prediction games in the past, mainly populated by Europeans and weirdo Americans. Well, now's your chance to be one of us!

https://narshe.me/CoNWC2018

CoN's soccer prediction games are not fantasy sports, so you don't need to really know very much about soccer to play. In short, we play a game in which you predict the scores of matches at the world's biggest sporting event, and you get points based on how good your guesses are. If it sounds simple, it is; for more details, just go sign up at the link above and then look through the rules to learn when and how to predict matches. You enter by choosing the country you think will win, which can be changed any time before the tournament starts in 10 days. After entering, you can predict as many of the first 48 matches as you like, at any time before they start. We even allow you to make random picks so all you need to do is make a couple clicks to be done.

If you have questions about the game, the World Cup, or soccer in general, or want advice on your picks, feel free to post here or come to chat. If you're looking for more resources, try these (or share your own!).

Skybet Odds to Win
ESPN's World Cup Coverage
BBC World Cup Coverage

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Posted: 5th June 2018 15:46

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Posted: 13th June 2018 16:25

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Tomorrow is the first match, so if you want to sign up soon enough to get bonus points, you have to be in by kickoff!

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Posted: 14th June 2018 14:00

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Any mediocre software programmer - like yours truly - will quickly tell you that dealing with time zones is the worst.

That's my way of saying that I screwed up all the match times. They should be fixed now. Sorry for anyone who was planning to wait another few hours to predict the first match!

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Posted: 15th June 2018 19:55

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Well...that was a game...

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Posted: 16th June 2018 12:26

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Don't forget to keep making picks, people. smile.gif

Yesterday was a really fun slate of games, to echo Gears' point. Not just Portugal/Spain, which was an absolute blast to watch, but Morocco/Iran was a lot of end-to-end action between two nations that played far better than I expected and Egypt/Uruguay was extremely tense. Both of those games were just crushing at the end.

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Posted: 18th June 2018 04:26

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I managed to make picks for all the games today and still got 0 points 🤦‍♂️. This year is kicking my butt. Watch Belgium and England get smoked tomorrow, too

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Posted: 18th June 2018 07:31

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I feel bad about not jumping on board this when I had the chance.

I didn't want to invest the time to decide who to pick here, after my experiences of taking annoyingly forever to go through all the stuff for March Madness events.

Well, now the people in my meatspace vicinity are talking about this. And even more than March Madness.

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Posted: 18th June 2018 13:39

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 18th June 2018 01:31)
I feel bad about not jumping on board this when I had the chance.

I didn't want to invest the time to decide who to pick here, after my experiences of taking annoyingly forever to go through all the stuff for March Madness events.

Well, now the people in my meatspace vicinity are talking about this. And even more than March Madness.

You can still play. A lot of people have been missing out on making picks, so the only thing you'd miss out on if you got in now would be the bonus points for picking a winner. And, to be honest, most of the favorites for the tournament have looked pretty poor so far, so even those of us who DID make picks might be worried at the moment!

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Posted: 18th June 2018 18:23

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I just noticed when I make picks on my phone it stores my outcomes as “draws”, regardless of what I choose for the score, so watch out for that (if I go back and edit it after it’s been submitted it works, though)

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Posted: 18th June 2018 19:22

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Quote (Gears @ 18th June 2018 12:23)
I just noticed when I make picks on my phone it stores my outcomes as “draws”, regardless of what I choose for the score, so watch out for that (if I go back and edit it after it’s been submitted it works, though)

Thanks for the heads-up, most of the code that runs this pre-dates wide mobile use. I'll try to get a look at that if I get a chance in the next couple days. I suspect it's due to my attempt long ago to check the scores to try to avoid people picking a different winner than their scores indicated.

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:59

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Today has been an absolute blast for neutral fans or people who just like the underdog, I suspect. And the prediction scores have suffered accordingly, except for Death Penalty who managed to predict POL 1 - 2 SEN accurately and got four points for it. Can't wait for the last game of the day. heart.gif

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