Frequently asked questions
Is it free?
Yes, the whole website as well as the mobile app are totally free and ad-free. You can organize a contest with up to 40 people without paying a dime.
However, in order to organize a private contest with more than 40 people, PronoContest is available only in Enterprise version, which is a paying and augmented version.
What do I win if I win a contest?
If you win a contest on PronoContest, you will win fame and respect from your competitors.
Is it possible to bet money on the website?
No, you can't bet money on PronoContest because of legal restrictions applied in France about betting games.
However, nothing prevents you from organizing with each other for this if you want to.
What are the competitions I can forecast on?
On PronoContest, you can forecast on many of the ongoing major football and rugby competitions : national championships, but also continental and world cups : Ligue 1, Champions Leage, World Cup, Euro, etc.
You can find the list of available competitions on the homepage as well as the contests list.
How are competition games updated?
Games' result is updated automatically when a game is starting, a goal is score or when the game is over. Each of these events triggers the computing of points for all predictions associated with the game.
Tip: for rugby competitions, matches are updated by a website admin.
How to make my predictions ?
You first need to participate to the contest. Once it's done, go to the "Predictions" tab and click on the "Predict" button. On the next page, you can select the matches on which you want to make predictions, by defining the result for both teams.
On the competitions for which predictions on teams are enabled, you can access them by going to the "Predictions" tab, "Teams" sub-tab. Hover over each line, to bring up the edit button and click on it, then select the team of your choice.
Can I modify a prediction I have already done on a game?
Yes, you can modify your predictions that you have already made on a game, provided that the game hasn't started yet.
Until when can I predict on the games?
You can make predictions until the start time of a game. However, once it has been reached, you can't make any more predictions on the game.
Until when can I predict on the teams?
You can predict on the teams at any time until the start time of the first match of the competition. Once the competition has started, it is no longer possible to forecast teams.
How can I see other players' predictions ?
By default, you can access other players' predictions for a game and on a contest to which you participate once the game is started. Predictions on teams will be visible once the competition has started.
On contests for which the "Other players' predictions visible" parameter is set to "At any time", the predictions of other players are visible at any time.
What are the different points attribution modes?
There are 2 distinct attribution modes:
- In Points scale mode, points are given according to the points scale which is displayed on the contest page.
- In Percentage of predictions against you, points are given according to the percentage of predictions which result is different from yours.
For example, if you have made a good prediction giving the home team winner, and 36% of predictions have given the same result as your prediction's, you win 100 - 36 = 64 points. No points are given or taken for bad predictions.
Exact scores can multiply points given by a factor from a 1 to 5 range, according to the contest's settings.
How are the points scales working?
A default points scale is automatically defined when a contest is created, but a group admin can modify it at any time. The points scale defines the number of points given to participants for a prediction when a game is over, depending on the step of the competition in which the match occurs (pools, championship, quarter finals, etc.), and in the following cases : good prediction, bad prediciton, exact result.
- A good prediction is given when the game result has been found ('1', '2' ou 'N').
- On the contrary, a bad prediction while the game result hasn't been found.
- An exact score bonus is given when the exact number of goals for each team has been found . Points from an exact score are cumulated with points from a good prediction.
Game results are defined automatically for your predictions, depending on the number of goals/points you'd have given to each team for the game.
Moreover, on rugby games, the Tolerance parameter allows to define a given amount of points between the prediction and the real score for each team, for the prediction's exact score to be validated.
Can I modify the points scale on an ongoing contest?
A contest admin can modify the points scale, or any setting related to points allocation, as long as the competition is not over and there is no game ongoing. Points asociated with each prediciton, as well as participants' ranking, are recomputed according to your new settings.
Tip: That operation might take a while on a crowded contest, use it wisely.
How are points counted in case of draw extra-time or penalties?
- On championships and contests on which the end of game is set to "Regulatory time", the score is taken into account at the end of the 90th minute. In case of extra-time, the match result is a draw.
- On cups and tournaments, if the "End of game" setting is set to "Extra time", the score is taken into account at the end of the 120th minute. In case of penalties, the match result is a draw.
How is computed a contest's ranking?
Contests' participants are ranked by the following criteria. If two participants are equal on a given criterion, we look at the next criterion to define a winner:
- The sum of cumulated points along the contest.
- The number of good predictions over the contest.
- The number of exact results made over the contest.
- The participation date, sorted from the oldest to the newest.
The contest ranking is automatically re-computed after each game start, goal on an ongoing game, and game over.
How is the group ranking calculated?
The ranking criteria for groups are the same as for the individual ranking and apply in the same order of priority.
The number of points in a group is the result of accumulated points earned at each match, for which the following formula is applied:
Number of points on a game = (percentage of good prognosis among the members of the group + percentage of exact scores among the members of the group * 2) / number of predictions of the members of the group.
Note: Team prognoses are not counted in the group ranking.
Note: this feature is available only in enterprise version.
How many people can join a contest?
When you create or join a private contest, the number of participants to the contest is limited to 40. Public contests include an unlimited number of participants.
If your contest is bigger than 40 users, contact us.
How to join a contest ?
To join a contest, first you need to have confirmed your e-mail address. You can then access to the public open contests, as well as joining a private contest, by providing the private key somebody would have given to you. Alternatively, you can create your own contest as well. All these actions can be done from your profile page.
Who can access private contests?
Only contest members can access a private contest. No other user or website visitor can view or interact with it.
Can I participate to several contests ?
Yes, you can participate to as many contests as you want to, whether they are public or private. Moreover, it is possible to participate to differents contests about the same competition as well.
Public and private contests: what is the difference?
Public contests are shown on the contests list page. Access is open to anyone, provided the contest is open.
However, you need a key to join a private contest. The key can be given to you by a contest admin.
Tip : only website admins can create public contests. Private contests can be created by any confirmed user.
Can my participation to a private contest be refused?
When you join a private contest, your participation can be rejected by a contest admin. In this case, you do not participate to the contest anymore.
What is a contest admin and what is his role?
A contest admin has to invite other teams members to join him.He defines the contest's point scale.
There can be several admins in a contest. Moreover, only a contest admin can name another contest member as an admin. In this case, the designated contest.
Tip : when you create a contest, you are its administrator.
How to create my own contest?
Provided that you have confirmed your account, you can create your contest very simply, from the "Create" tab. Just select a competition to forecast on, give your contest a name, and click on the "Create" button.
How to participate to a public contest?
To participate to a contest, you just need to click the "Participate" button, which is located in front of the list of competitions, or you can go to the contest page and click on this very same button.
Tip : once a competition is over, you cannot participate to the contest.
How to access the list of contests to which I participate?
When you click on the "Menu" button, your contests' list is shown under the "Contests" section.
Alternatively, your contests' list is displayed on your user profile page.
How to leave a contest?
You can choose to leave a contest at any time, by going to the contest's page, "Parameters" tab, and by clicking on the "Leave" button, and after having confirmed your choice. Your participation to the conteest, as well as all your associated predictions are then deleted.
Tip : this action cannot be undone.
What is my level and how is it computed?
Your level depends on the number of predictions you have made and that have been counted, and the percentage of good predictions among them.
- At 0 predictions, your level is Relegated.
- At less than 20% of good predictions, your level is Amateur.
- At less than 40% of good predictions and at least 2 predictions counted, your level is Substitute.
- At less than 60% of good predictions and at least 5 predictions counted, your level is Holder.
- At less than 80% of good predictions and at least 10 predictions counted, your level is International.
- At 80% of good predictions or more and at least 10 predictions counted, your level is Legend.
How to find my password and how to update it?
Your password is generated automatically when you register, and is sent to you by e-mail at this moment. Keep it somewhere safe, because after that, we will not be able to send it you back.
However, you can reset your password at any time, by going to your user profile page, "password" tab.
I have forgotten my password. How to get it back?
If you have forgotten your password and you can't log in, you can ask for a new one at any time, from the password reset page. an e-mail containing a link will be sent to you. All you need to do is to follow this link to generate a new password.
Why do I have to confirm my e-mail address ?
To lmimit spam, and being able to communicate with you, you need to provide a valid e-mail address while registerng. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. All you need to do is to follow the link included in this e-mail, to confirm your e-mail address.
Tip : if you register by following the link sent to you by e-mail by one of your friends, this step is validated automatically.
I haven't received any confirmation e-mail. How can I confirm my e-mail address?
I haven't reeived any confirmation e-mail just after having registered on the website, wait for a few minutes, and check your spam "spam" folder. If after that, you still haven't received anything, you can re-trigger the confirmation e-mail sending by clicking on the "Confirm" button, from your user profile page. A new e-mail will be sent to you. All you need to do after that is to follow the link sent in this e-mail.
How to delete my account?
you can cancel your account at any time, from your user profile edit page, "Account" tab.
Tip : this action cannot be reverted, and will delete your data, including the groups you are member of and your predictions.
How do notifications work?
Whenever there is an event occurring on PronoContest, a notification is created for you, to inform you about it. When you have new notifications, their count is displayed just next to the "Alerts" button, in the main navigation bar. When hovering the button, your notifications are displayed. Click on one of them, for it to be marked as "read" and doesn't show up again.
You will receive a notification in the following cases :
- One of your predictions has been updated.
- Your prediction is missing from an upcoming game.
- Your ranking has been updated (you have lost or won positions).
- A contest to which you participate is over.
- There are new messages on a contest to which you participate.
- A new competition is available.
- Another PronoContest user has invited you to join his contest (to do so, he must have invited you with your email address and used the contest invitation page).
- A new blog article has been published.
What is the notification e-mail?
The notification e-mail is sent to you automatically at the frequency yo have selected in your profile, among these choices : daily or weekly. If this functionality is not activated, no notification e-mail will be sent.
The notification e-mail contains the following items:
- The incoming matches upon which you haven't made predictions yet, for the ongoing day or week (according to your preferences).
- The list of your unread alerts.
How to e-mail opt-out completely from PronoContest?
You can choose to not receive anymore e-mails from us at any time. From your profil edit page, "Profile", by checking the box "Do not receive any e-mail from PronoContest".
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