2022 World Cup Bracket and Fantasy Contests

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins next week in Qatar. You have until Sunday, November 20th to enter the various free-to-play World Cup fantasy games, World Cup brackets, and World Cup picks contests to set yourself up to win prizes during this years World Cup.

Below I’ve created a list of free contests you can join leading into the World Cup. I’ve separated the fantasy, brackets, and picks contests into different categories.

Do you know of free-to-play World Cup contests not included on the list? I so please email us with a link to the contest and I will have it added to this page.

Free World Cup Contests

Fantasy Contests

I’m starting with the free to play fantasy contests because I think the Sorare.com Global Cup is by far the best value contest I’ve found for the 2022 World Cup. The top 100,000 finishers each game week (there are 7 game weeks throughout the World Cup) win a custom series collectible World Cup card, so I expect nearly everyone who enters to win a few prizes throughout the tournament.

  • Sorare Global Cup
    • Total Prize Pool: 59 ETH (~$71,000) + 5000 Limited Cards + 700,000 National Series Cards + 100 Signed Jerseys + Zidane Experience and VIP Tickets
      • Estimated Value of $500,000 – $2,000,000
    • Prize Distribution:
      • Weekly Rewards: 6 ETH to top 3 finishers, 5,000 Limited Cards, 100,000 National Series Cards.
      • Overall Rewards: 1st to 5th: Zidane Experience, 6th-10th VIP Tickets, 17 ETH to top 10 finishers, signed jerseys for 11th-100th place.
    • How It Works
      • Draft 10 World Cup players against a salary cap.
      • Play 5 of your players each game week.
      • Draft 4 more players before each knockout round.
      • Earn fantasy points based on your players production.
    • Eligibility: No restrictions.
    • Contest Grade: A+

Bracket Contests

The bracket contests work the same as March Madness brackets. You pick the two teams to advance from each group, and then pick which teams will advance through each knockout stage, until you arrive at a winner. Make sure you read the scoring and rules for each contest.

  • Fox Sports Bracket Challenge
    • Total Prize Pool: $5000
    • Prize Distribution: Top 5 places.
      • 1st Place: $2,500
      • 2nd Place: $1,000
      • 3rd Place: $750
      • 4th Place: $500
      • 5th Place: $250
    • Perfect Bracket: $1 Million
    • Eligibility: 18+ USA Residents
    • Contest Grade: C
  • Qatar Quest Bracket Challenge (MLSSoccer.com)
    • Total Prize Pool: 2 Season MLS Tickets + $1000 MLS Store Gift Cards + 34 MLS subscriptions on Apple TV.
      • Full Tournament First Place: Two 2023 Season Tickets for MLS Club of your choice (or cash equivalent)
      • Full Tournament 2nd-5th: $200 MLS Store gift card + MLS Season subscription on Apple TV.
      • Full Tournament 6th-25th: MLS Season subscription on Apple TV.
      • Knockout Round First Place: $200 MLS Store gift card + MLS Season subscription on Apple TV.
      • Knockout Round 2nd-10th: MLS Season subscription on Apple TV.
    • Contest Grade: C

Predictions Contests

There are also World Cup contests that just require you to make a few picks on World Cup propositions.

  • BetOnline.ag $10,000 World Cup Predictor
    • Total Prize Pool: $10,000
    • Prize Distribution: Top 500 Places
      • 1st Place: $500
      • 2nd Place: $300
      • 3rd Place: $200
      • Continuing to decrease down to $10 for 500th place.
    • How It Works:
      • Answer 10 multiple choice World Cup questions.
      • Each correct answer is worth 1 point.
    • Eligibility: Must bet $25 or more in real-money on the World Cup group stage games at BetOnline.ag to qualify for prizes.
    • Contest Grade: B
  • EveryGame.eu $10K World Cup Live Betting Leaderboard
    • Total Prize Pool: $10,000
      • 1st Place: $2000
      • 2nd and 3rd: $1500
      • 4th and 5th: $1000
      • 6th-20th: $200
    • How It Works:
      • Any in-play bet made during the 2022 World Cup at EveryGame.eu counts towards the leaderboard. Highest profit made wins first place.
    • Eligibility: EveryGame.eu accounts.
    • Contest Grade: B


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