Fast Money Madness begins Tuesday

Dakari Johnson of the Kentucky Wildcats gets stopped by the Florida Gators on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Dakari Johnson of the Kentucky Wildcats gets stopped by the Florida Gators on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.

For this year's Fast Money Madness Challenge, 16 technology companies square off. Eight of the leading stocks in the S&P Information Technology Index will go up against eight of the laggards.

The companies were divided into four "regions" – Big Tech, Internet, Chips, and Payments. The teams and match-ups were selected based on year-to-date performance, analyst ratings and investor sentiment.

For the next three weeks on "Fast Money"(5 p.m. ET), the four panelists will vigorously debate the stock match-ups in our bracket. CNBC Pro subscribers will get exclusive access to previews of each match-up before the show. There will never be any ties because the viewers' Twitter vote counts as the fifth trader. The winner of each match-up will move on to the next round.

Before each game to be played that night, just tweet your ticker picks to @cnbcfastmoney using the hashtag #fastmoneymadness.

Then watch "Fast Money" each night to see your how your pick does in the game.

And check back here on CNBC Pro for the bracket and in-depth pre-game and post-game analysis.