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FIFA World Cup Knockout Bracket

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1. DESCRIPTION : The “FIFA World Cup Knockout Bracket” (the " Challenge") is an online men’s international soccer tournament prediction Challenge. The Challenge sponsor is Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC (“Sponsor”). The Challenge administrator is Creative Zing Promotion Group (“ Administrator”). The Sponsor and Administrator will be referred to herein as the “Challenge Entities”. The Challenge is not endorsed by, associated with, or sponsored by, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA "). THIS CHALLENGE IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION and is intended solely for entertainment purposes.

The Challenge is based on the results of the of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (the “Tournament”) Round of 16 games, Quarterfinal games, Semifinal games, Third Place game and Final game (each an “Eligible Game”, collectively the “Eligible Games”), as detailed below. “ Entrants” (as defined below) will be awarded points by correctly predicting the game winners (“Prediction”) of the Eligible Games as detailed below. Prizes will be awarded to those Entrants who have accumulated the most points during the Challenge as described below. Registration will close five (5) minutes prior to scheduled kickoff of the first Round of 16 game on June 30, 2018, tentatively scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ ET”). Limit one (1) entry per person. If an Entrant exceeds the entry limitations; the Entrant will be disqualified and no prizes will be awarded.

· The Challenge registration begins on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET and ends on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. ET (“ Registration Period”).

· Entrants, based on their skill, knowledge and understanding of Tournament participants, must make their Predictions between the conclusion of the Group Stage on Thursday, June 28 and kickoff of the first Round of 16 game on June 30, 2018, as detailed above (the “Selection Period ”).

· Additionally, as part of registration, Entrants must predict the total combined score of the Tournament Third Place game and the Tournament Final game. This information will only be used to determine the winner in the event of a point-score tie. Failure to predict a total combined score will result in a loss of any applicable tie-breakers (as described in Section 4).

2. ELIGIBILITY: Challenge is open only to legal United States residents residing in the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C., who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of legal majority in their state of primary residence at time of entry (“Entrant”). Each Entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address identified in the Entrant's registration. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed the person in whose name the email account was opened, as long as such person is otherwise eligible in accordance with these Official Rules. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Challenge Entities, STATS Inc., and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies, together with the Immediate Family Members and/or Household Members of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. If you are a college athlete or expect to be one, participating in this Challenge could affect your NCAA eligibility. For purposes of the Challenge, " Household Members“ shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year and " Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. Challenge void where prohibited.

3. HOW TO REGISTER AND SELECT PICKS: To participate in the Challenge, you must have a FoxSports.com account (“FS Account”). Registration for an FS Account is absolutely free of charge. To register for an FS Account, visit http://www.foxsports.com and follow the links and instructions to create an FS Account. In order to successfully create an FS Account, each user must submit an email address and their zip code. Additionally, each user must create a user name and password. Once registered, or if you already have an FS Account, go to: www.foxsports.com/fantasy/URL/ (the “Website”) during the Registration Period, log into your account, and follow the instructions to register for the Challenge. Entrants must then return to the Website during the Selection Period, log-in to their Account and predict one (1) winner for each Eligible Game in the Tournament. The Entrant will make the Prediction by clicking on the team name they believe will advance to the next round of the Tournament. After completing Predictions, Entrants will then be asked to enter their best guess for the combined total score of the Tournament Final game and the Tournament Third Place game (“Tie-Breaker”). The Tie-Breaker answers will be used to determine prize winners in the event that there is a tie in final points awarded. The Tie-Breaker criteria will be applicable for all prize levels (as defined in Section 6). After completing the Predictions and entering an answer for the Tie-Breaker, Entrants must confirm that they have read, understand and agree to these Official Rules, and click the “Submit” button on the form to register the entry. If Entrant does not submit the entry form, the entry will not be valid. If Entrants wish to make changes to their selections, they may go back and change a selection at anytime during the Selection Period. No changes or revisions to the Predictions will be permitted after the close of the Selection Period. Incomplete or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by Entrant becomes the property of Challenge Entities. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

4. SCORING: Entrants will earn points based on correct prediction of winning team in each Eligible Game. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game of the Tournament will increase with each round of the Tournament. A maximum of eighty (80) points can be earned if all games are predicted correctly. The Group Stage games scheduled to take place prior to the Round of 16 of the Tournament, are NOT included in the Challenge. Challenge points will be awarded as follows:

Challenge Round

Points

1 (Round of 16)

2 points for each correct selection (16 total points possible)

2 (Quarter Final)

4 points for each correct selection (16 total points possible)

3 (Semifinal)

4 points for correct Team to Advance to the Third Place Game selection (8 total points possible)

8 points for correct Team to Advance to the Finals selection (16 total points possible)

4 (Third Place Game)

8 points for correct selection (8 total points possible)

5 (Final)

16 points for correct selection (16 total points possible)

At the conclusion of the Tournament, Entrants scores will be calculated and the prize will be awarded to the top scoring Entrant as described below. In the event of a tie, ties will be broken in the following order:

· Tie-breaker #1 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the Final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored

· Tie-breaker #2 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the Final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored

· Tie-breaker #3 – Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the Final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the winning team

· Tie-breaker #4 – Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the Final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the winning team

· Tie-breaker #5 – Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the Final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the losing team

· Tie-breaker #6 – Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the Final game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the losing team

· Tie-breaker #7 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the Consolation game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored

· Tie-breaker #8 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the Consolation game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored

· Tie-breaker #9 – Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the Consolation game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the winning team

· Tie-breaker #10 – Closest to the total points scored by the winning team in the Consolation game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the winning team

· Tie-breaker 11 – Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the Consolation game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored by the losing team

· Tie-breaker #12 – Closest to the total points scored by the losing team in the Consolation game; regardless of whether the Entrant's predicted point total exceeded the total points scored by the losing team

· Tie-breaker #13 – Number of points scored in Round 3

· Tie-breaker #14 – Number of points scored in Round 2

· Tie-breaker #15 – Number of points scored in Round 1

· Tie-breaker #16 – Earliest date/time of Prediction submission

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The one (1) Entrant with the highest point score at the end of the Challenge (or after all necessary tie-breakers have been applied) will be declared the First Prize winner, pending eligibility verification. The Entrants with the next two (2) highest point scores at the end of the Challenge (or after all necessary tie-breakers have been applied) will be declared the Second and Third Prize winners, pending eligibility verification. The potential winners will be notified via email at the email address listed in their Challenge Registration on or about July 24, 2018. Selected potential winners will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours of first attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize. Winner will be required to verify eligibility and return within five (5) days an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release (collectively, the “ Prize Claim Documents”) covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues. The failure of any winner to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Administrator may re-award the prize to an alternate winner according to point scores. Prizes will not be awarded until all such properly executed forms are returned.

6. PRIZES: The following Prizes are available to be won:

First Prize –

1st Highest Point Total

The one (1) Entrant with the highest point total at the end of the Challenge shall receive the First Prize. The First Prize winner will receive Five Hundred Dollars ($500) in the form of a check.

Second Prize –

2nd Highest Point Total

The one (1) Entrant with the 2nd highest point total at the end of the Challenge shall receive the Second Prize. The Second Prize winner will receive Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) in the form of a check.

Third Prize –

3rd Highest Point Total

The one (1) Entrant with the 3rd highest point total at the end of the Challenge shall receive the Third Prize. The Third Prize winner will receive One Hundred Dollars ($100) in the form of a check.

Total Challenge ARV: $850

FOX Sports World Cup Tournament Pick’Em Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners are not eligible to win a FIFA World Cup Knockout Bracket Prize. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer any Prize to another person. No cash or Prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Challenge Entities. If a Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Challenge Entities, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. The Prizes are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. If Prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, Prize may not be re-awarded, in Challenge Entities sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES : Challenge is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Challenge and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Challenge Entities, the Presenter; each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the " Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Challenge and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Acceptance of a prize authorizes the Challenge Entities and their assigns to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Challenge Entities are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at the Challenge Entities’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. By entering the Challenge, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out‑of‑pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Challenge, but in no event will Entrant’s attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out‑of‑pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Challenge; (v) the Entrant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Challenge. Challenge Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant’s computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the Website, or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Challenge Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Challenge (or any portion of the Challenge) should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Challenge and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Challenge Entities. Challenge Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Challenge or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Challenge Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CHALLENGE ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

8. GOVERNING LAW: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUBMISSION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION IS DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR OTHERWISE UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL, THESE RULES SHALL OTHERWISE REMAIN IN EFFECT AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TERMS AS IF THE INVALID OR ILLEGAL PROVISION WERE NOT CONTAINED HEREIN.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, WEB MASTERS/SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S IN THE CHALLENGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES, THE CHALLENGE AND THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT . SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

9. ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Challenge, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes the Entrant may have with, or claims Entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Challenge, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the National Arbitration Forum (the “Forum”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Code of Procedure established by the Forum. The arbitration shall be held at a location determined by the Forum pursuant to the Code of Procedure, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the Entrant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable Entrant may have entered into in connection with the Challenge. There shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award special or punitive damages against the Entrant or Released Parties. For more information on the Forum and/or the Forum's Code of Procedure, please visit their website at www.arb-forum.com. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

10. GAMBLING PROHIBITION: This Challenge is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.

11. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to Sponsor will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy posted at http://www.foxsports.com/privacy-policy . By entering the Challenge, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Challenge Entities for the purpose of Challenge administration and prize fulfillment. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as described herein.

12. Sponsor: Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC, 12181 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094.

13. ADMINISTRATOR: Creative Zing Promotion Group, 189 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801.

14. LIST OF WINNERS/RULE REQUESTS : For the winner list or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “FIFA World Cup Knockout Bracket” Winner's List or Rules, 189 S. Orange Ave, Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801 (VT Residents may omit return postage) by August 17, 2018.

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