Hey everyone, this is Christian Brandt, Lead Designer for NBA LIVE Mobile. I have some exciting news for you today. We have been working extremely hard over the last few months to bring you some brand NEW features that will launch in the December NBA LIVE Mobile update. Let’s not waste any time and jump into the details.
December Update: League Vs League Tournaments
One of the most requested features has arrived! You can now compete in 24 hour tournaments against other Leagues. Earn rewards and climb the leader boards with each win.
Work as a team and score as many points as possible to earn a win. Each member in the tournament will get to play 3 quarters. Select an opponent to play and score as many points as possible while playing good defense. Remember, your lineups will still score points for you when challenged against.
First select an opponent to challenge. Then the real strategy comes into play. You must pick the lineup you are going to play as and the lineup you are going to play against. Each lineup can only be played as and played against once per tournament.
For example, if I play against Mike’s Defensive lineup, then my teammate can’t play against Mike’s Defensive lineup. My teammate must pick a different lineup to challenge such as Mike’s Shooting lineup. Notice above that someone already played against Mike’s Big Man lineup so I can’t select that.
Best of all, playing in League Tournaments and completing achievements will unlock some awesome New League Master Players!
We have continued to improve gameplay with this latest release. It’s headlined with Lineup Gameplay Styles. If you're not familiar, the game features five line-ups: Defensive, Small Ball, Shooting, Big Man and Two-Way. This is a feature I’m really excited about. The 5 core lineups will now feel and play more unique than ever before. The Defensive Lineup plays tighter defensive pressure, the Small Ball Lineup is quick and plays Up-Tempo, the Big Man Lineup will focus on inside post plays and specializes in Rebounds and Blocks, the Shooting Lineup will pass around the perimeter looking for that open 3-pointer, and the Two-Way lineup is the jack of all trades lineup that has no particular weakness.
This will create a new strategy going into the game, especially for League vs League Tournaments. Should I take my Up-Tempo Small Ball Lineup against the Half-Court rebounding specialist Big Man Lineup or maybe use my high pressure Defensive Lineup against my opponent’s Shooting Lineup?
Here is a breakdown of a few additions to the lineups:
Additional Improvements to Gameplay
Catch up on scores of your favorite teams with the addition of the NBA Scoreboard. Check when games start and view final scores.
Live Event Appointments
Never forget to play your favorite Live Event again. Anytime a Live Event has not started yet, just tap on the “Remind Me” button. Once the Live Event starts, you will receive a push note reminder that it’s now available to play. Try it out on some new Live Events coming your way like first to score, moving zones, sequence shot zones, and more.
We added a Program Filter to help find items more easily.
You can now quickly add items to a specific Set from the pack opening. Just tap the Set icon above an eligible item.
Within the Set breakdown view, the addition of the “Add All Items” button will quickly add all available items from your bench into the Set.
Thanks for taking the time and checking out the new features. Have fun, create a League and start winning some tournaments! Make sure to follow us on Twitter for daily updates @EASPORTSNBA and send us feedback.
See you on the court,
Lead Designer, @Brandt3d
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