For each match you will predict the final score. The player(s) who correctly predict the final score for each match will win the points assigned to that match. The overall objective of the game is to try to accumulate the most points by accurately predicting the most scores for every given match in the competition. Throughout the competition, the players will be ranked by the sum of their accumulated points.
For each pool, the winner is the player that accumulates the most points throughout the competition.
For each match, the winner is the player that guesses the final score correctly.
For each match, the winning points will be divided among all of the players that guessed the score correctly.
If the final score is not correctly guessed by any player, the points will be divided by all of the respective players that guessed the general outcome of the match (Win/Loss/Draw).
Although very unlikely, if nobody in the pool guesses the outcome of the match, the points will be divided among all of the players.
Live standings will always be displayed in the leaderboard.
The final score will include the goals scored in the penalty kick shootouts. For example, a game ended 1-1 after to extra time and the penalty shootout ended 5-4. The winning score will be 6-5.
The table below describes all different scenarios. The player column shows the predictions of every player. The cells highlighted in green show the winner(s) for each scenario:
|Final Match Score||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3|
|BRA 1 – GER 2||BRA 1 – GER 0||BRA 1 – GER 3||BRA 1 – GER 2|
|BRA 3 – GER 3||BRA 1 – GER 1||BRA 2 – GER 1||BRA 2 – GER 2|
|BRA 5 – GER 7||BRA 5 – GER 7||BRA 4 – GER 3||BRA 0 – GER 1|
|BRA 0 – GER 3||BRA 1 – GER 0||BRA 2 – GER 0||BRA 2 – GER 2|
The Organizer of the pool will need to add you as player using your email address. Once you’ve been added you will receive an email to verify your account. Follow the link provided in the email and you will be able to access the pool.
Once you have verified your email address, click GO TO YOUR POOLS. The following screen will show you all of the pools in which you are playing.
Open the pool that you are playing, click MATCHES in the round you want to enter your picks and then click ADD YOUR SCORE. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to change the scores. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to navigate to previous/next matches.
Absolutely, you can change your picks as many times as you want before the deadlines per stage.
There are 6 different stages in this World Cup. By default, the deadlines will by midnight of the day corresponding to the the first game of the stage.
|Stage||Default Pick Deadline |
(Your Local Time zone)
|Default Pick Deadline
|Round of 16th|
|Playoff for Third Place|
Unfortunately you will not be able to participate in that match.
Other players might have picked a 0-0 score for the outcome of a match. If we default your score to 0-0 and you win, the player who actually chose the winning score will have to split the points with the players who forgot to enter their picks.
You will be able to play the 30 matches you entered your scores for. You will not be accounted for the remaining 18 matches.
Open the pool and click MESSAGE BOARD. Write any questions or comments that you may have for the organizer.
No, any message written via the MESSAGE BOARD will only be viewable by the organizer.
Open the pool and click PLAYERS. You will be able to see who else is playing the pool as well as their ranking and picks in a pool (however players' picks will not be displayed until the deadline has passed.).
Yes, after the deadline has passed all of the scores will be visible to all of the players in your pool.
Yes, go to the pool that you are playing and select LIVE MATCH. Live match information will be displayed as well as current winners and picks overview.
Open the pool you want to remove yourself from and click UNJOIN POOL. (We will be sad to see you leave).
Absolutely, there is no way we want you to create a pool and miss out on all of the fun.
Go to the POOLS screen. Enter a name for your new pool. Select the tournament/league you want to play and click CREATE.
Go to the POOLS screen and search for the pool that you recently created. Click CONFIGURE YOUR POOL. In the pool configuration screen, you will be able to personalize your pool and create your scoring structure. Each pool is worth the sum of all points being played. The table below will clearly show the scoring system:
|Stage||Number of Matches||Points per Match||Total Points per Round|
|Round of 16th||8||2||16|
|Playoff for Third Place||1||7||7|
|Total Match Pts.||99|
|Total Pool Pts.||100|
Given the above scoring structure, each player will contribute 100 points to the pool. If the pool has 50 players, there will be 5000 points in play during the whole tournament. The table below will clearly show the points per match based on a pool of 50 people:
|Stage||Number of Matches||Points per Match|
X 50 Players
|Total Points per Round|
|Round of 16th||8||100||800|
|Playoff for Third Place||1||350||350|
|Total Match Pts.||4950|
|Total Pool Pts.||5000|
The maximum points per match will be distributed among the winners.
Once you are done configuring your pool, click PUBLISH POOL.
Yes, the name/description of the pool as many times as you need. Changes can only be made as long as the pool is UNPUBLISHED.
Open the pool you want to unpublish and click UNPUBLISH POOL. A pool can be unpublished as long as there are no players in it.
The maximum amount of players is 150 players per pool.
There are 3 ways to invite players to join your pool:
Open the pool and click PLAYERS. Add players using any of the methods mentioned above and click send invite. Once you add a new player, the new player will receive an activation email from Poolville. The player needs to follow the link provided in the email to activate his/her account.
The new player will show up below the SEND INVITE box. Below the player’s name one the following status will appear:
Open the pool and click MESSAGE BOARD. This message board will allow you to send messages to all or some specific users. Also, you will be able to see the messages posted from other players to the organizer.
No, the message board only allows Players-to-Organizer and Organizer-to-Players communication. Players will not be able to see other player’s posts.
Yes, as the organizer you can enable/disable players. To do this, open the pool and click PLAYERS. Use the switch under player’s name to enable or disable player’s participation.
To delete players click on the red X on top of a player’s profile picture.
If a pool is unpublished, a blue X should appear in the bottom right corner of the pool. Click the blue X in order to remove a pool.
You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org directly with any other questions that you may have.