|1. Introduction||2020 CBSSports.com Playoff Pick'em Challenge|
|2. Playing||Signing Up|
|4. Legal Disclaimers||General Conditions|
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2020 CBSSports.com Playoff Pick'em Challenge
Welcome to the 2020 CBSSports.com Playoff Pick'em Challenge (the "Playoff Pick'em Challenge"), where you compete against other participants to see who can correctly predict the outcomes of selected National Football League ("NFL") games. The Playoff Pick'em Challenge starts December 17, 2020 and ends February 7, 2021 (the "Challenge Period").
The Playoff Pick'em Challenge is FREE to play. No purchase, wireless device or entry fee necessary to enter or win. If you are accessing this Playoff Pick'em Challenge via your wireless device, data rates may apply.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED BELOW.
ViacomCBS Digital ("CBSI") will serve as the administrator (the "Administrator") of the Playoff Pick'em Challenge and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules.
The Playoff Pick'em Challenge is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users (as defined below); (b) legal residents of the United States; and (c) at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the date of registration in the Playoff Pick'em Challenge. For purposes of clarity, persons who reside in Puerto Rico are expressly excluded from this Playoff Pick'em Challenge. Void where prohibited by law.
For purposes of these Official Rules, "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a user identification ("ID") and associated password ("Password") on one of the CBSI's network of websites, which currently includes CBSSports.com and/or SportsLine.com.
If you are not a Registered User, you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the CBSSports.com registration form. There is no fee or charge to become a Registered User.
Employees of CBSI and CBS Broadcasting Inc. and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies (collectively the "Challenge Entities"), and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. Immediate family member is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Challenge Entities. Void where prohibited by law. Such excluded employees and/or family members may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to win a Prize (as defined below).
Note: Professional and/or NFL football players, team owners, management and personnel; professional sports agents; referees; and league employees who play/work in the United States, are not eligible to play in this Playoff Pick'em Challenge, as well as, employees of (i) an operator of a fantasy sports website offering paid contests or (ii) a sports betting operator.
Registered Users can sign up any time, during the Playoff Pick'em Challenge Period, by visiting the CBSSports.com Playoff Pick'em Challenge page accessible at http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/games/football/playoff-pickem-pool (the "CBSI Site") and follow the onscreen instructions in order to enter. To enter the Playoff Pick'em Challenge, participant will have to provide their personal information and their pick(s) of the NFL team(s) they predict will win their applicable NFL game match-up. Participants may only enter the Playoff Pick'em Challenge once per person and submit picks under the four rounds under that entry, during the Challenge Period.
Due to any unforeseen circumstances, including, without limitation, any game(s) cancellation or delay(s), the absence of game(s) statistics, a pandemic (e.g. Covid-19) and/or any other circumstances beyond CBSi's control, CBSI may in its sole discretion make material changes to this Challenge, including, without limitation, canceling the Challenge and/or concluding the Challenge early. If such changes are necessary, they will be noted in these Official Rules.
The Playoff Pick'em Challenge will run for the four weeks of the NFL playoffs. The Administrator will list selected scheduled NFL games and Winning Margins on the CBSI Site for each weekly playoff period (each, a "Round"). You may pick the team you predict will win each game, in each Round as they become available. Once playoff teams are official, Round 1 (Wild Card Round) will become available for users to select their pick on or around January 4th, 2021. Games in subsequent rounds 2,3, and 4 will be available for selection on the Tuesday following the end of the previous round. In order to participate in the Challenge initially, participants must: (i) go to the CBSI Site; (ii) pick the team(s) they predict will beat the Winning Margin (as defined below) from amongst the available match-ups listed; (iii) login to their CBSSports.com account if not already logged in (or create an account if you do not have one); (v) create an entry name; and (vi) submit your picks, in order to complete your initial entry for the Challenge. Once you have initially registered for the challenge and created an entry name, you will not need to do so if you login in under your ID for the following rounds.
PLEASE NOTE: There are four (4) total rounds to this challenge and the cumulative scores of all (4) four rounds will be used to determine a winner. All picks are automatically saved; every time you make a change to your picks, the changes will be automatically saved and will override your previous picks.
In the Championship Round (round 4) a tie-breaker question will be displayed, you will need to predict the final score for the NFC team as Tiebreaker 1 and the AFC team as Tiebreaker 2. The participant must hit the 'save tie-breaker' button to save such scores. These predicted final scores will be used as tiebreakers (further explained below), if applicable. In the event you end up in a tie, and you have not entered and saved the tie-breaker prediction, you will not be eligible for consideration, for the tie-break. You do not need to make picks for every game listed as "available" at the time you enter your picks in the Challenge, however we suggest you do.
Participants will receive (1) point for each correct pick they make. In subsequent rounds, the point values will increase for each correct pick according to the table below. All matchups listed as available for the Challenge each week, will be assigned a Winning Margin by CBSI, at its sole discretion. "Winning Margins" is defined as the number of points by which one team, the "favorite" is expected to beat its opponent, the "underdog." Participants must select the team that will beat the Winning Margin in order to make a correct pick. A team will be considered to beat the Winning Margin in the following instances: the favorite team's actual score minus the Winning Margin exceeds the underdog's score; OR the underdog's actual score plus the winning margin exceeds the favorite's score. Eligible participants who correctly select the most teams that beat the Winning Margin for the duration (4 rounds) of the Challenge may win the Grand Prize (as defined and set forth in prize section below) in accordance with these Official Rules.
To provide an example for scoring, a user can score a maximum 6 points in round one (6 games X 1pt each), a maximum of 8 Points in Round 2 (4 game x 2pt each), a maximum 6 points in Round 3 (2 games x 3pt each), and a maximum of 4 points in round 4 (1 game x 4pts)
|Round||Dates||Correct Pick Value|
|Round 1 - Wild Card||January 9 and 10, 2021 (6 games)||1 point per correct pick|
|Round 2 - Divisional||January 16 and 17, 2021 (4 games)||2 points per correct pick|
|Round 3 - Conference||January 24, 2021 (2 games)||3 points per correct pick|
|Round 4 - Championship||February 7, 2021 (1 game)||4 points per correct pick|