The RETURN TO The March To Madness Tournament

[The tournament has concluded. Check here to see how your bracket stacked up against the field!]

Whether you enjoy the cultural phenomenon that is March Madness, or you don’t care about college basketball in the U.S. at all and you just like Arkham-related competitions, we’ve got a tournament just for you. If you joined us for The March to Madness last year, you know where this is going…

The Mythos Busters are pleased to announce… The RETURN TO The March To Madness!

In this tournament, we’ve put the 44 released investigators into 1-on-1 matchups against each other. Winners will progress through a single elimination tournament until there’s only one left standing – only one survivor of The March To Madness! Along the way, YOU will be helping us rank investigator for tournament seeding, making predictions, and voting to determine who advances. The three most accurate bracket predictions will win some Mythos Busters swag!

Follow these steps (more info below) to participate:

Step One: Rank tiers of investigators (ends 4/3)

Step Two: Fill out a prediction bracket (brackets become available 4/9 and remain open until 4/27)

Step Three: Vote on match ups throughout the tournament (first round starts on 4/29).

[NEW IN 2021! – There is a March to Madness channel in the Mythos Busters Discord server. Come join the conversation!]

2021 Tournament Recap: Check out the full recap article for the 2021 tournament!

2020 Tournament Recap: If you’re looking for info about the 2020 March to Madness Tournament, please check out the full recap article. Links to other pre- and post-tournament info is available via that article as well.

Step One: Rank Tiers Of Investigators

Example of tier list; not intended to influence your rankings in any way.

[UPDATE: SEEDING IS COMPLETE – MOVE ON TO STEP TWO. To learn more about how the seeding went, check out our recap video.]

New in 2021! We want YOUR help in determining how the investigators are seeded. Go to the tournament tier list, and put the investigators into Tiers 1 through 10. There should be a minimum of 4 investigators, and a maximum of 6 investigators, in each tier (you must use all 10 tiers).

How should you rank the investigators? The same way you’ll eventually vote for them – based on any criteria you want! This is meant to be a fun activity, and not a “who is the best investigator in Arkham” event. So do whatever your Arkham-loving heart desires!

When you’re done, download a copy of your tier rankings and email them to us at Tier lists will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on April 3rd.

step Two: Make Your Predictions

  • Between 4/9/21 and 4/27/21 (until 11:30 p.m. (United States Central Time)), make your predictions about who will win each round.
  • Once submitted, brackets are locked and cannot be changed.
  • Please share your bracket on social media to help us spread the word about this tournament!

step Three: Vote On Each Round

Between 4/29/21 and 5/18/21, come back to vote on each round and help us determine the winner! Go to the bracket, and click on the red Vote Now button in the upper left corner. Only one vote per match up person is allowed. The round schedule is below.

  • Round One: April 29, April 30, & May 1
  • Round Two: May 2 & May 3
  • Sweet Sixteen: May 6 & May 7
  • Elite Eight: May 8, May 9 & May 10
  • Final Four: May 12, 13 & 14
  • Championship: May 15, 16, 17 & 18 (polls close at 8 p.m.)

Voting Criteria

You might be asking, “What should I be basing my vote on in each round?” Good question!

Do you vote for the best investigator for a particular situation? Your favorite investigator? The investigator you secretly like but can’t admit to others your true feelings?

Answer: Yes! All of the above and more! There’s no real rhyme or reason for picking a winner, so use whatever criteria you want. The most important thing to do is to have fun with your predictions and your vote.

Win A Prize!

The three entrants with bracket predictions that most closely match the final results (pending any tiebreakers that need to happen) will win some swag and bragging rights!

1st Place: Live. Laugh. Love. Poster + Throw Blanket

2nd Place: Live. Laugh. Love. Poster + Mug

3rd Place: Live. Laugh. Love. Poster

Additional Rules And Info

By entering the contest or voting on match ups (and providing your email address in either situation), you agree that we may send you reminder emails related to this contest (when the next vote is live, winner announcement, etc.).

Winners will be announced the week of 5/18/2021.

Only one entry (prediction) per person.

We reserve the right to break all ties in our sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, asking tied participants for additional info (guess the final “score” of the championship game, etc.) or making decisions on ties as we see fit.

We are not affiliated in any way with the NCAA or March Madness, and we in no way intend to infringe on their intellectual property.