In The Money: How to win when your team wins 6/14/18

 

By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31


The top 201 fans of the winning team will share $200,000 of the $2 million prize

Last week we announced the 72 teams who will compete to win $2 million in TBT 2018. With that narrowing of the field comes an opportunity for you, the fans, to earn a share of the money should your favorite team win it all on August 3rd. Here's how.

Unlike previous years where you could support multiple teams, this summer fans will have to put all of their eggs in one basket. Considering the difficulty of this task, you can switch who you support until Friday, June 29 at noon ET. If you decide to switch teams after that (fans will not be permitted to switch teams during games), you will lose half the points that you have accumulated thus far. Team selections will be frozen for good August 1 at 12 pm ET.

In total, the top 201 fans of the winning team (the 201 people with the most points) will take home at least $500. The higher you move up the fan rankings, the more money in your pocket. The top fan will take home a whopping $40,000. Fans 2-11 will take home $5,000. Fans 12-41 will take home $1,000. Lastly, fans 42-201 will take home $500.

At this point, you may be wondering how you can start racking up the points.  Here's how:

  • Each fan will receive fifteen (15) points for registering as a fan.
  • Each fan will receive ten (10) points for each recruit that successfully registers on the website using a link provided by the recruiter or logs in to an account created in a previous year by following the recruiter's specific hyperlink.
  • Each fan will receive fifteen (15) points for following TBT's Twitter page (@thetournament) before 12 p.m. (ET) on August 2, 2018.
  • Each fan will receive fifteen (15) points for posting to his or her personal Twitter account an image and the "Hashtag" #MyTBTTeam" before 12 p.m. (ET) on August 2, 2018.
  • Each fan will receive fifty (50) points for each game the team he or she has selected to support wins in the Tournament.

To help with your recruiting efforts, check out this article filled with tips from TBT 2017 top fan Chantel Winkler and Team Arkansas top fan Justin Rubin.

 

So, to recap: register as a fan, recruit others to support a team, follow TBT on Twitter, send out a tweet using the hashtag #MyTBTTeam and watch your squad rack up the wins live on ESPN this summer. If you follow those easy steps, you'll be well on your way to cashing in on a big pay day if your favorite team hoists the $2 million check.

At this stage, for most teams (but not all) you need 35 points to be in the $500 tier. Below is a list of how many points you need to be in the $1,000 and $5,000 tier.

 

Northeast

Armored Athlete 45 points for $1,000, 135 points for $5,000
Boeheim's Army 55 points for $1,000, 135 points for $5,000
DC On Point 35 points for $1,000, 60 points for $5,000
Gael Nation 35 points for $1,000, 65 points for $5,000
Golden Eagles 35 points for $1,000, 70 points for $5,000
Hall In 20 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
HBC Sicklerville 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Jack Attack 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Johnnies 15 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Philadelphia Stars 35 points for $1,000, 95 points for $5,000
Saints Alive 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Sideline Cancer 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
South Jamaica Kings 35 points for $1,000, 105 points for $5,000
Talladega Knights 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Team Arkansas 80 points for $1,000, 290 points for $5,000
Team Fancy 35 points for $1,000, 40 points for $5,000
Tim Thomas Playaz 15 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Queens Struggle 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000

 

South

ATL All Stars 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Atlanta Dirty South 15 points for $5,000, 35 points for $40,000
Brooklyn Vultures 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Cancer Plus 1 15 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Hilltop Dawgs 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Louisiana United 35 points for $1,000, 65 points for $5,000
Memphis State 45 points for $1,000, 60 points for $5,000
Monarch Nation 35 points for $1,000 65 points for $5,000
NC Prodigal Sons 35 points for $1,000 50 points for $5,000
Overseas Elite 35 points for $1,000, 185 points for $5,000
Purple & Black 35 points for $1,000 50 points for $5,000
Ram Nation 55 points for $1,000, 115 points for $5,000
Rock City Scorchers 35 points for $1,000, 60 points for $5,000
Showtime 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Tampa 20/20 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Team ABC2 35 points for $1,000 70 points for $5,000
Team DRC 30 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Wake The Nation 55 points for $1,000, 110 points for $5,000

 

Midwest

Always A Brave 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Bearcat Jam 50 points for $1,000, 120 points for $5,000
Big X 50 points for $1,000, 85 points for $5,000
Charlotte Chess Center 15 points for $1,000, 15 points for $5,000
Chattanooga Trenches 35 points for $1,000, 55 points for $5,000
Fort Wayne Champs 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Hilton Magic Legends 70 points for $1,000, 175 points for $5,000
Illinois BC 35 points for $1,000, 45 points for $5,000
Jackson TN Underdawgs 35 points for $1,000, 85 points for $5,000
Matadors 15 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Peoria All Stars 35 points for $1,000, 55 points for $5,000
PrimeTime Players 35 points for $1,000, 55 points for $5,000
Scarlet & Gray 35 points for $1,000, 75 points for $5,000
Team Fredette 35 points for $1,000, 55 points for $5,000
The Region 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
West Coast Ronin 15 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
West Virginia Wildcats 35 points for $1,000, 60 points for $5,000
Zoo Crew 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000

 

West

Air Force Bomb Squad 15 points for $1,000, 20 points for $5,000
Albuquerque Hoops 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Broad Street Brawlers 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
CitiTeam Blazers 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
D3 35 points for $1,000, 55 points for $5,000
DuBois Dream 45 points for $1,000, 100 points for $5,000
Eberlein Drive 35 points for $1,000, 80 points for $5,000
Few Good Men 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Forks Up 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Fort Hood Wounded Warriors 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Gael Force 15 points for $1,000, 20 points for $5,000
Kimchi Express 35 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Sons of Westwood 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000
Team 23 35 points for $1,000, 75 points for $5,000
Team Colorado 50 points for $1,000, 100 points for $5,000
Team Challenge ALS 50 points for $1,000, 165 points for $5,000
Team Utah 30 points for $1,000, 35 points for $5,000
Utah Valor 35 points for $1,000, 50 points for $5,000