Celebrate the World Cup with Palringo’s New Bot

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One of the biggest events in the sporting calendar is nearly upon us, so we’re whipping out the vuvuzelas to announce a new Bot in honour of the tournament–World Cup Bot. Unlike the annoying buzz of those plastic horns that sound like a colony of bees in distress, World Cup Bot won’t outstay its welcome.

To discover how you can celebrate the World Cup with your friends and communities thanks to our free Bot, as well as earn some unique Achievements and Rep along the way, just read on.

How it works

If you think you know the ins and outs of the beautiful game–who has the best players, the best formation, or who’s the likely champion–then it’s time harness that knowledge for good…and lots of Achievements and Rep.

We’ve never had a bot like this one before. World Cup Bot lets you make predictions around several areas of the tournament–from who’ll make it out of the group stages to the most goals scored to the most red cards, and more. Get your communities to join in and share their tactical knowledge or just have a good ol’ fashion competition and show you know more about football than anyone else!

Achievements

There are tons of unique Achievements for getting your predictions correct with World Cup Bot, from simply choosing which team you’ll be supporting and guessing who’ll be victorious at every stage.

Each Achievement brings with it a cool graphic as well as a chunk of Rep. To get the most out of World Cup Bot, simply keep the guesses coming.

We will be dishing out correctly predicted Achievements throughout the entire tournament. For example correctly predicting the group stage match outcome Achievements will be given out once the group stage matches have come to a close.

The setup is pretty simple. World Cup Bot works like every other one in the app. You download it from the Palringo Store and unleash it in Group. There, you can use the commands to start making your predictions.

WORLD CUP WINNER

MOST GOALS SCORED

Prediction commands

The setup is pretty simple. World Cup Bot works like every other one in the app. You can get it from the Palringo Store and unleash it in Group. There, you can use the commands to start making your predictions.

Command* Description
!worldcup help Bring up the in-app help commands.
!worldcup groups Predict the games that happen the following day up until midnight.

Example: you have from 00:00 June 13 to 23:59 June 13 to make prediction for Russia vs Saudi Arabia on June 14.

!worldcup goals <number> Predict the number of goals you think will be scored throughout the tournament.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup support Set the team you want to win the World Cup.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup topscorer Set the team you think will score the most goals in the World Cup.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup winner Set the team you think will win the World Cup.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup reds <number> Predict the number of red cards you think will be given out in the tournament.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup yellows <number> Predict the number of yellow cards you think will be given out in the tournament.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup penalties <number> Predict the number of penalties you think will be given out in the tournament.

You can set this as many times as you like up until 19/06.

!worldcup view View your predictions (does not include match predictions).
!worldcup view <userid> View specified user predictions (does not include match predictions)
!worldcup roundof16 Predict 8 teams who will make it out of the group stages and into the round of 16.

Available until 19/06.

*Throughout the tournament, we’ll be adding new commands for World Cup Bot, as well as removing expired ones. You can also check the bot’s in-app help menu and FAQ.

Making your prediction

Let’s say you want to predict the outcome of a group game that will be happening the following day. Below, we’ve given an example of what you’d do for Russia vs. Saudi Arabia on June 14. You would have from 00:00 June 13 to 23:59 June 13 to make your prediction.

  1. !worldcup groups to begin predicting
  2. Predict which team will draw or win the matches via Private Message
  3. Confirm your predictions and wait to see if you’re right

How World Cup Bot looks in-app. Click to enlarge.

Kick Off

If you think you’ve got the brains (and predictions to back it up), then grab World Cup Bot and start finding out who amongst you has the skills to reap the most Achievements and lift the cup.

From June 7-19 you can predict goals, choose your supporting, the 8 teams that will make Round of 16, and more. Don’t worry, we’ll be keeping you in the loop about how long you have left to make your guesses.

Stay tuned, because we’ll be letting you know about every stage of the competition.

See you on the pitch,

The Palringo Team

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