Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the PickMaster Liga Endesa?
- How can I participate in the PickMaster Liga Endesa?
- I am already a BasketStories member. Do I need to do anything else to participate in the game?
- I did not catch the 1st round of the game. Can I join and play now?
- What is the PickMaster Liga Endesa gameplay?
- How often do I have to make predictions?
- How long can I make my predictions for a specific round?
- Can I change my predictions?
- Can I make predictions for the next round?
- How do I earn points? In which ways I can get score?
- What are the extra scores?
- I predicted a big surprise! Do I win any bonus?
- I predicted all the results correctly! Do I win any bonus?
- I forgot to make my predictions in time. What happens now?
- Can I see the other players' predictions?
- Can I see my previous predictions?
- What statistics can I consult?
- Are the scores in the Playoffs and the Finals different?
- What are the special team standings (Barcelona, Real)?
- When does the game end?
- What are the game prizes?
- Are there any similar games in BasketStories?
What is the PickMaster Liga Endesa?
PickMaster Liga Endesa is a prediction game for the Liga Endesa (Spanish Basketball Championship). Each player has to predict the results of each game along with the points difference of the winner. Their score depends on how close to the real result their prediction will be. Each player will have the opportunity to predict all the games that will take place this season in Liga Endesa, ie for the 38 Regular Season rounds, the Playoffs rounds and the Finals. The player who will collect the highest score at the end of the season, will be the PickMaster Liga Endesa winner.
How can I participate in the PickMaster Liga Endesa?
To play in the PickMaster Liga Endesa you have to join BasketStories as a member, making a typical registration on the website that will help the game keep your game scores. Once your registration is complete, you can enter the game website and play in the PickMaster Liga Endesa.
I am already a BasketStories member. Do I need to do anything else to participate in the game?
All you have to do is enter the game website and start making your predictions. No additional information is required to participate in the PickMaster Liga Endesa.
I did not catch the 1st round of the game. Can I join and play now?
You can join the PickMaster Liga Endesa and make your predictions for the upcoming games at any time of the season.
What is the PickMaster Liga Endesa gameplay?
The game consists of three phases (or stages), namely Regular Season, Playoffs, Finals and is divided into rounds, according to the schedule of the Liga Endesa. Making predictions about the games of a round is very simple and all you have to do is to:

- select the winner of each game
- predict the points difference by which you think the winner will win
- select one or more of the games of the round that will multiply their score (see extra scores below)

Your score depends on how close to the real result your prediction will be (you get more points if your prediction is close to the real score of the game). You can find more about the game scores in the next questions, as well as in the game instructions page.
How often do I have to make predictions?
PickMaster Liga Endesa includes all the games of the Spanish championship, so you should make your predictions for the games of each round until the round start time. Moreover, the game offers you the possibility to make your predictions for the games of the next round at any time (until that round starts as well).
How long can I make my predictions for a specific round?
You can make your predictions until the start of the round, ie until the start time of the first game of this round. Since then you will not be able to submit predictions for any of the games of the respective round.
Can I change my predictions?
You can change all your predictions for all the games of the round, through the Make Predictions page, by clicking the "Change" button below the table of your predictions. You can change all the specific data of your predictions, ie the result/winner, the final points difference, but also your distribution of the extra scores in the games of the round, as many times as you wish. Changes are possible until the start of the round.
Can I make predictions for the next round?
You can make your predictions not only for the games of the current round that is coming next in the schedule, but also for the next round. Of course, you can change your predictions for the games of the next round at any time, until the round starts.
How do I earn points? In which ways I can get score?
Basic scoring of a game:

- For each correct prediction of a winner you earn 5 points.

- For each predicted points difference that is less than 11 points away from the real points difference of the game you earn 11-X points, where X is the divergence of the prediction from the real difference.
The divergence points have effect regardless of the game result (you can earh points even if you did not find the winner, if your game points divergence is less than 11 points). Also, there are no negative scores.

- If you predict correct the winner and the exact difference of the game you earn a bonus of 4 points.
Thus, the maximum score from a game through basic scoring (without other bonuses) is 20 points.


In the playoffs and finals phases these scores are automatically multiplied by 2 and by 3 respectively.


Extra scoring (analyzed below):

- the extra scores multiply the scores of the games they have been assigned to by the respective multiplying factor (valid only for the Regular Season).

- outsider bonuses automatically double the score from the respective games

- Round bonuses give extra points depending on the number of correct result predictions (valid only for the Regular Season).
What are the extra scores?
Each game in the PickMaster Liga Endesa has a multiplier factor the unit (1) by default. During the Regular Season, you can use a total of 2 extra scores units in the games of each round, in any way you want, thus multiplying the score you will win from the respective games. It is up to you to use the whole stock of 2 extra units in a single game (which you obviously think you have made a good prediction), in order to triple your score in this game (1 unit by default + 2 extra units = multiplier factor 3), or if you will divide it up to four games, which will have a multiplier factor of 1.5 each in the score they will give to you. In any case, the extra points that will be added in total to the games of the round can not exceed 2, while the smallest extra score unit that can be added to a game is half a unit (multiplier factor 1.5).

You can find more information and examples about in the game instructions page.
I predicted a big surprise! Do I win any bonus?
If you predict correctly the winner in a game in which the winning team has accumulated a percentage less than or equal to 10% in the total predictions of the players, then you win the outsider bonus. The outsider bonus applies to all phases/stages of the game and automatically doubles the score you earn from a game.
I predicted all the results correctly! Do I win any bonus?
PickMaster Liga Endesa round bonuses reward players who have correctly predicted most of the games of the round. Specifically:

- if you make 9/9 correct predictions, you earn 30 extra points
- if you make 8/9 correct predictions, you earn 15 extra points
- if you make 7/9 correct predictions, you earn 5 extra points

The round bonuses are valid only for the rounds of the regular season.
I forgot to make my predictions in time. What happens now?
The PickMaster Liga Endesa schedule can be hectic and demanding and sometimes you may not be able to make your predictions. In this case you get one of the three available Passes that the game provides you with, in order to not keep back in the standings. Depending on which Pass you use, you get the corresponding points:

- 1st Pass: 75% of the value of the median of the round standings

- 2nd Pass: 2/3 of the value of the median of the round standings

- 3rd Pass: 50% of the value of the median of the round standings

If you do not make predictions for a fourth round, then you will not be able to get extra score from the Pass feature. Passes are valid only from the 2nd Regular Season round to the second last Regular Season round and their scores are counted only for the overall standings of the game. In the other rounds you can not get any extra score. You can find detailed examples in the game instructions page.
Can I see the other players' predictions?
You can see the other players' predictions if you click on their username as it appears on the several standings pages of the game.
Can I see my previous predictions?
You can see all the predictions you have made for all the rounds of the game, along with their scores and the bonuses you have earned, through the My Predictions page, by selecting the round you want in the menu on the right.
What statistics can I consult?
PickMaster Liga Endesa offers a lot of insightful statistics that can help you while making your predictions. Specifically, through the pages of the game you can take a look and consult:

- your performance for every Liga Endesa team
- the performance and predictions/results statistics of every team in the game for all players
- the actual statistics and standings of the teams in Liga Endesa
- the overall detailed game statistics
Are the scores in the Playoffs and the Finals different?
In the playoffs (quarterfinals - semifinals), all scores are automatically multiplied by 2 (correct result prediction, points difference, exact difference bonus). At this stage extra scores and round bonuses have no effect (while they have in Regular Season). Respectively, in the final stage (1st place & 3rd place finals) all the scores are multiplied by 3. The outsider bonuses apply to all phases of the game.
What are the special team standings (Barcelona, Real)?
In addition to the overall game standings, in the PickMaster Liga Endesa there are also special team standings (Real, Barcelona), where scores are calculated only from the respective games of each team. Only the basic scores of the predictions (correct result, points difference, exact difference bonus) are counted for these standings, while points resulting from extra scores and outsider bonuses are excluded.
When does the game end?
PickMaster Liga Endesa ends together with the end of the Spanish championship. The final standings refer to the end of the game. In case the competitiion is not completed, the terms, as stated on the respective page of the game, apply.
What are the game prizes?
Big prizes await the players with the highest scores at the end of the game. Specifically, the first in the overall standings wins a Sony Playstation 4. The second wins the official jersey of his favorite Spanish team. The player who finishes in third place wins a Real or Barcelona basketball, depending on his choice. In addition, the first in the Real Madrid standings wins a Real basketball, while the first in the Barcelona standings wins a Barcelona basketball. You can see more info on the prizes page.
Are there any similar games in BasketStories?
Besides the PickMaster Liga Endesa, through BasketStories you can play in the PickMaster Euroleague, the prediction game for the Euroleague and in the PickMaster BasketLeague, the prediction game for the Greek championship.
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