Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool marks decade since launch as monthly match count hits 1.6 billion

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Miniclip, the digital gaming leader and developer of market-defining mobile game titles, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the launch of its 8 Ball Pool game – the biggest online pool game in the world.

To mark the occasion, Miniclip is releasing the ‘Bismuth’ cue, named after the Bismuth Stone, a rare mineral known for its ability to transform and change appearance. The Bismuth will be 8 Ball Pool’s first ever animated and evolving cue – a unique touch for players who will witness changes with each cue upgrade.

Miniclip will also be launching a month of activities and rewards, with quests for players to complete, the 10-year themed Season Pass, unique minigames and live events. Giveaways, rewards and even celebrity appearances will also be involved during the celebrations.

Miniclip President Rob Small commented: “8 Ball Pool has been a pillar of Miniclip’s success and has evolved into much more than a simple pool game. With several modes, clubs, leagues, leaderboards, live events and a Trophy Road, we’ve given players new and exciting ways to enjoy their time online. We look forward to announcing more new features as part of the anniversary celebrations and to continue bringing players together for many more years to come.”

8 Ball Pool has not slowed down on its promise to bring Pool Players together from all over the world with around 100 Million friends made within the game every single month and around 550 million gifts sent between them! With the growing number of 8 Ball Pool players each year, Miniclip looks forward to hosting more matches and keep adding to the 115 billion matches that have been played just in the last 3 years.

Every month, 8 Ball Pool racks up:
• 15 billion minutes of in-game play time – That’s 261 million hours, or around 29,000 years!
• 1.6 billion matches
• 19 billion shots
• 15 billion balls potted
• 549 million gifts sent between players

In the last three years, 8 Pool Ball has seen:
• Over 1.5 trillion minutes spent in game
• That’s 24 billion hours, or around 2 million years
• 115 billion matches played

Ranked as Miniclip’s number one game, 8 Ball Pool offers free content and can be played from any computer device and runs in any ordinary flash-enabled browser fluently. The game hosts over 10 million players from all around the world every single day.
Miniclip is also celebrating its own 20th anniversary. Co-founder and now President Rob Small launched Miniclip.com in 2001 at the age of 24 with a dream to build a next generation game entertainment company. Today, Miniclip offers over 60 high-quality titles across more than 195 countries, generating two billion downloads and over 50 million active daily players.

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