OTB launches U21 World Championship Pool Play Pick ‘Em Challenge

It’s now time to make your official predictions about teams will advance beyond the opening pool-play round of the FIVB U21 World Championship for a shirt prize-package from Off the Block and Springbak, Inc.

Off the Block announced Tuesday it will award the prize-pack to the participant of its Pool-Play Pick ‘Em Challenge who can successfully predict the most teams that will qualify for the second round of the bi-annual international tournament.

The Pool-Play Pick ‘Em Challenge is a free online contest created by Off the Block where fans guess before the start of the World Championship on Friday.


The 16 teams in the tournament field have been divided into four pools. The top two teams in each pool following the three-match opening round will remain in medal contention and qualify for the second round.

Participants for this pick ’em challenge can click here to fill out their picks online. Before making their picks, individuals will be asked to submit an email to compete in the challenge.

The winner will be notified via their submitted email. In the event of a first-place tie, one contestant from the first-place brackets will be randomly selected for the prize.

This contest is organized by Off the Block and is not afflicted with the FIVB or USA Volleyball.

The deadline to submit your pick ’em predictions is 5:30 a.m. (CST) Friday. To fill out your Off the Block Pool-Play Pick ‘Em Challenge, click here or fill out the form below.