OK, soccer fans, you can finally take a deep breath.
The 16 teams are now set in the knockout stage of the World Cup, including an amazing run by the United States in the “Group of Death” and the big surprise of the tournament so far, Costa Rica — only 10 people in our GeekWire World Cup Challenge correctly picked La Sele to advance to the knockout round.
We’re now ready for the next phase of the challenge. Newcomers and existing players can compete in the competition and make their own picks. Right now, you can choose winners for the first round matches, including Saturday’s South American duels of Chile vs. Brazil and Columbia vs. Uruguay.
Go here to make your picks and sign in with your Twitter account. If you’re an existing player from the group stage, just click on your dashboard.
Up for grabs is an Amazon Fire TV for the best geek soccer picker. A big thanks to Jerry Zhou and the team at Screensmudge for working on this fun game with us. May the best soccer geek win!
Below is a look at the top 20 leaderboard so far. Good luck!