2019 Mobile Madness Promo

Stewie309

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Mobile Madness


March is the month for highlighting the best players in college basketball. In Mobile Madness, we want you to relive the glory days by playing with these NBA players set at their prowess in college!

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Live Date: March 20, 2019
End of Campaign: April 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST


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Campaign Map
The goal is to earn Gold Bracket Tokens that turn into Elite Bracket Tokens that can be exchanged for upgrades to your Regional Hero or Elite Round Players (another option in Sets). 10 Gold Bracket Tokens equal 1 Elite Bracket Token.

There are also Gameplay-style Bracket Tokens that you earn on a specific region map for that gameplay style. They can only be used on that Regional Hero. For instance, if you earn Balanced Bracket Tokens, you can only use them on the Regional Hero for Balanced. However, you can use the normal Elite Bracket Tokens on any hero in combination with Gameplay-style Bracket Tokens.



There are two types of maps: (1) campaign main map and (2) four region maps emanating the four regions in the real life tournament. The campaign main map shows the Mobile Madness Master Hakeem Olajuwon that you can acquire (more on that later), info on the campaign, set link, store link, 3 blitz events, and 4 region maps. Each region map shows a set link to open up the map for progress, progression events in the format of a bracket, and the Regional Hero you can earn at the end of that bracket. When we say ?region,? we are referring to the gameplay style of Balanced, Defensive, Shooting or Street.

1) You will receive a notification of the campaign with a Regional Choice Token attached.
2) In Sets, you will use this Regional Choice Token to choose which region map you want to unlock. Note that whatever you choose here will mean you are working towards that Regional Hero, so choose based on which one you want to earn first.
3) On the region map you choose to unlock, you will see the first bracket of 4 progression nodes unlocked (Round of 32 events). They are comprised of 5v5 events that give bracket tokens on first win only. In each progression node, there are 4 events to complete. The first three give 1 Gold Bracket Token each and the final fourth event gives 1 Gameplay-style Bracket Token. Therefore, for this round of progression nodes, you get a total of 12 Gold Bracket Tokens and 4 Gameplay-style Bracket Tokens. That concludes the first set on the bracket, aligning with Rounds 64 and 32 of the real life tournament.
4) For Round of 16 on March 28, two things will happen: (1) The next round of progression nodes on the bracket will open up. These nodes will contain 2 events each that award 1 Gold Bracket Token and 1 Gameplay-style Bracket Token. Since there are 2 nodes on this round, you will earn 2 Gold Bracket Tokens and 2 Gameplay-style Bracket Tokens total. (2) You will receive another Regional Choice Token so you can unlock another region to work on. The new region you choose to unlock will automatically have the first two rounds of progression nodes unlocked to match your first region.
5) For Round of 8 on March 30, two things will happen: (1) The next round containing one progression node on the bracket will open up. This node will have 2 events awarding a total of 1 Gold Bracket Token and 1 Gameplay-style Bracket Token. (2) You will receive another Regional Choice Token so you can unlock another region to work on. The new region you choose to unlock will automatically have the first three rounds of progression nodes unlocked to match your first region.
6) For Round of 4 on April 6, two things will happen: (1) The next round containing one progression node on the bracket will open up. This node will have 2 events awarding a total of 1 Gold Bracket Token and 1 Gameplay-style Bracket Token. (2) You will receive another Regional Choice Token so you can unlock the final region to work on. The final region will automatically have the all the rounds of progression nodes unlocked to match your first region.
7) There are 3 Blitz events that reset their first win bonus every 8 hours. 25 stamina blitz = 1 Gold Bracket Token on first win and 1 Gold Bracket Token on repeat wins. 50 stamina blitz = 2 Gold Bracket Tokens on first win and 2 Gold Bracket Tokens on repeat wins. 75 stamina blitz = 3 Gold Bracket Tokens on repeat wins (none on first win).
8) To accelerate progress: (1) Claim your bonus pack in the Store every 4 hours to get 2 Gold Bracket Tokens. (2) Purchase Coin Pack in the Store to get 5 Gold Bracket Tokens.
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Sets
1) Regional Choice Token = Balanced Bracket with 89 OVR Regional Hero Marvin Bagley III
2) Regional Choice Token = Defensive Bracket with 89 OVR Regional Hero Doug McDermott
3) Regional Choice Token = Shooting Bracket with 89 OVR Regional Hero Russell Westbrook
4) Regional Choice Token = Street Bracket with 89 OVR Regional Hero Devin Booker
5) 10 Gold Bracket Tokens = 1 Elite Bracket Token
6) 50 Gold Bracket Tokens = 5 Elite Bracket Tokens
7) 89 OVR Regional Hero Marvin Bagley III can be upgraded to 101 OVR with boost by exchanging either Elite Bracket Tokens or Balanced Bracket Tokens
8) 89 OVR Regional Hero Doug McDermott can be upgraded to 101 OVR with boost by exchanging either Elite Bracket Tokens or Defensive Bracket Tokens
9) 89 OVR Regional Hero Russell Westbrook can be upgraded to 101 OVR with boost by exchanging either Elite Bracket Tokens or Shooting Bracket Tokens
10) 89 OVR Regional Hero Devin Booker can be upgraded to 101 OVR with boost by exchanging either Elite Bracket Tokens or Street Bracket Tokens
11. At the 93, 95, 98 and 101 OVR upgrade sets on each Regional Hero, you will also receive a fellow alumni of that Regional Hero. So if you upgrade Russell Westbrook to 101 OVR, you will have also received a total of 4 of his alumni from UCLA. The idea is that by this point you now have an entire lineup of the best from that college.
12. Elite Round Players: These are exclusive players at their best in the NCAA. The stats are completely based on what they were in college. Exchange 5 Elite/Balanced/Defensive/Shooting/Street Bracket Tokens for a pack containing a 90+ OVR Elite Round Player (5% chance at 99 OVR player).
13) Ability Token: Exchange 10 Elite Round Players to get an Ability Token. You will only be allowed to claim 1 Ability Token that you can then use on any one of the 101 OVR + boost Regional Heroes or the Mobile Madness Master 102 OVR Platinum Hakeem Olajuwon.
14) 102 OVR Platinum Mobile Madness Master Hakeem Olajuwon: Once you reach 101 OVR with a Regional Hero and complete that set (just the OVR, not the 101 with boost), you will receive a Region Mastery Token. Exchange 4 Region Mastery Tokens and 20 Elite Round Players to receive the 102 OVR Platinum Mobile Madness Master Hakeem Olajuwon. Once you get him, you will get to choose which gameplay style you want him to have. His ability is In The Paint if you choose to use the Ability Token on him.
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Player Details ? Mobile Madness Master: 102 OVR Platinum Hakeem Olajuwon '94, C, Houston Rockets
Olajuwon spent three years in college and was a stalwart at the Center position, posting an average of 13.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. He also took his team to the tournament finals twice and despite coming up short, he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament in 1983. ?The Dream? continued his legacy in the NBA as a member of the Rockets, where he would go on to win an NBA title in 1994.






Player Details ? Regional Heroes and Alumni
We chose these Regional Heroes based on the best from the teams currently in the real life NCAA tournament this month. The ?region? pertains to their gameplay style.

Balanced ? 101 OVR Platinum Marvin Bagley III, PF, Sacramento Kings
A consensus All-American in his lone college season, Bagley III was also named his conference?s player of the year. The rookie power forward converted his strong college career into the 2nd overall pick in this past year?s NBA Draft and hasn?t looked back since. Since returning from injury in early January, Bagley III has managed a healthy 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Kings.

Fellow alumni:
1) 91 OVR Tyus Jones, PG, MIN
2) 93 OVR Grayson Allen, SG, UTA
3) 94 OVR Mason Plumlee, C, DEN
4) 95 OVR Shane Battier, SF, MME


Defensive ? 101 OVR Platinum Doug McDermott '15, SF, Chicago Bulls
McDermott was a three-time All-American, Conference Player of the Year and a Naismith Award winner in his illustrious college career. Shooting a red-hot 45.8 percent from beyond the arc throughout his college years, McDermott became the 5th all-time leading scorer in college history. Over the course of his five seasons in the NBA, ?McBuckets? has shot 40.5 percent from distance and just over 45 percent from the field as a whole.

Fellow alumni:
1) 91 OVR Khyri Thomas, PG, DET
2) 93 OVR Justin Patton, C, PHI
3) 94 OVR Anthony Tolliver, PF, MIN
4) 95 OVR Kyle Korver, SG, UTA


Shooting ? 101 OVR Platinum Russell Westbrook '09, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Despite a quiet season as a freshman in college, Westbrook exploded in his sophomore year and began to show flashes of the player that we know today. Westbrook played his way to the 4th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and his meteoric rise only continued from there. The OKC Point Guard has collected accolades ever since; becoming NBA MVP in 2017 and is averaging a triple-double for his third consecutive season.

Fellow alumni:
1) 91 OVR Bill Walton, C POR
2) 93 OVR Gail Goodrich, SG, LAL
3) 94 OVR Marque Johnson, SF, MIL
4) 95 OVR Kevin Love, PF, CLE


Street ? 101 OVR Platinum Devin Booker '16, SG, Phoenix Suns
Booker led his team to the round of four in his lone season in the tournament, with the help of fellow alumni Karl-Anthony Towns. Booker?s knack for shooting three-pointers and his ability to create his own shot in college made him a lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. This season, Booker is averaging career-high numbers in both points and assists per game and is viewed as one of the young stars of the NBA.

Fellow alumni:
1) 91 OVR Nerlens Noel, PF, OKC
2) 93 OVR Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN
3) 94 OVR John Wall, PG, WSH
4) 95 OVR Antoine Walker, SF, MIA


Player Details ? 99 OVR Elite Round Players
In the Elite Round Player packs you acquire through exchanging 5 bracket tokens in Sets, you get a 5% chance each time at a 99 OVR Elite Round Player below. Each one unlocks at a certain round from the real life tournament.

Round of 64: 99 OVR Channing Frye, PF, New York Knicks

Channing Frye spent all four years in college and was named to the All-Region team in 2005, largely due to his efforts in the Round of 64 that year. Frye would go on to become the 8th overall pick in the 2005 draft and was named to the All-Rookie team with the Knicks after averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 boards.

Round of 32: 99 OVR ???
Round of 16: 99 OVR ???
Round of 8: 99 OVR ???
Round of 4: 99 OVR ???





Auction House
The following are auctionable during the campaign:

101 OVR + boost + ability Regional Heroes
Elite Round Players
Fellow Alumni
Once the campaign is over, all versions of the Regional Heroes become auctionable.

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Community-Inspired Changes
We have been listening to all of your feedback on your campaigns and just wanted to share some of the changes we have made because of it:

1) Repeat bonuses on blitz events are just as important if not more than first win, rewarding those willing to keep playing them.
2) You get to freely choose which Master (Regional Hero) you play for.
3) Gameplay-style Bracket Tokens and Elite Bracket Tokens are both acceptable in completing the Elite Round Player set. You may also use the Elite Bracket Tokens to upgrade any Master (Regional Hero). This makes the collectibles you earn throughout the campaign highly useful and versatile.
4) We have added many more new, unique players especially with the addition of the Elite Round Players.
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Kmcniel1982

Rookie 1
The cards look pretty fire I wonder if you can make multiple ability players. The content didn't load (no surprise) so hopefully soon we can find out. I agree with how they're better with giving you at least a master for free and then getting more costs money. The only complaint is like the allstar promo was crazy expensive to get Durant.
 

Jehrzy

Rookie 1
Hang on, just so I understand here - it looks like you can't use the regional masters in any other lineup except for their regional specific ones? So if I go after McDermott - I'll only ever be able to use him with my defensive lineup? Can't really see the logic in that. I tried to put the base version in my NBA Lineup, or Showdown-specific lineup, and I wasn't able to, so I guess they really are limited to those specific lineups. Pfffffffff, big thumbs down!

Edit - OK, I'm dumb. I thought that McDermott was a SG, but they put him at SF. It's a shame, since I'm set at SF and could use an upgrade for my bench at SG. I guess I get what I deserve for not looking closely enough at the positions.
 
Is there a clear favorite to choose based on all "available" players to date (eg another 101'ish SF seems redundant except when you consider clutch and 3pt boost)? Are most going for Westbrook based on his cards usual play (ie better than his stats)?
 

dub365

Rookie 2
I went for McDermott 1st. His stats + clutch + boost are too good to pass up. I'll go for Westbrook 2nd. We should be able to grind 2 boosted players for free.
 

Anatdoc

Pro 2
Is there any other use of the elite lineup backups.. eg elite shooting brackets.. are they only for the westbrook sets?
 

JukeNukem1432

Rookie 2
Hang on, just so I understand here - it looks like you can't use the regional masters in any other lineup except for their regional specific ones? So if I go after McDermott - I'll only ever be able to use him with my defensive lineup? Can't really see the logic in that. I tried to put the base version in my NBA Lineup, or Showdown-specific lineup, and I wasn't able to, so I guess they really are limited to those specific lineups. Pfffffffff, big thumbs down!

Edit - OK, I'm dumb. I thought that McDermott was a SG, but they put him at SF. It's a shame, since I'm set at SF and could use an upgrade for my bench at SG. I guess I get what I deserve for not looking closely enough at the positions.
You can use them on your main nba lineup as well.
 

X020179

Rookie 2
Is there a clear favorite to choose based on all "available" players to date (eg another 101'ish SF seems redundant except when you consider clutch and 3pt boost)? Are most going for Westbrook based on his cards usual play (ie better than his stats)?
I noticed most people going for Westbrook also. I think people are going for him due to his outstanding stats at rebounding alongside the algorithm his cards have with playing better than his stats
 

JukeNukem1432

Rookie 2
Is there a clear favorite to choose based on all "available" players to date (eg another 101'ish SF seems redundant except when you consider clutch and 3pt boost)? Are most going for Westbrook based on his cards usual play (ie better than his stats)?
I noticed most people going for Westbrook also. I think people are going for him due to his outstanding stats at rebounding alongside the algorithm his cards have with playing better than his stats
As a Westbrook groupie I wanted him so bad but I pick players based on the ovr needs of my team and not who has the best stats or gameplay or who I like. Currently the lowest ovr player I have is my bench SG so I chose Booker. But man I want that Westbrook, I'll probably wait for a higher ovr Westbrook for my legacy team.
 

dub365

Rookie 2
Is there a clear favorite to choose based on all "available" players to date (eg another 101'ish SF seems redundant except when you consider clutch and 3pt boost)? Are most going for Westbrook based on his cards usual play (ie better than his stats)?
I noticed most people going for Westbrook also. I think people are going for him due to his outstanding stats at rebounding alongside the algorithm his cards have with playing better than his stats
As a Westbrook groupie I wanted him so bad but I pick players based on the ovr needs of my team and not who has the best stats or gameplay or who I like. Currently the lowest ovr player I have is my bench SG so I chose Booker. But man I want that Westbrook, I'll probably wait for a higher ovr Westbrook for my legacy team.
2 Heroes are grindable so get em both. This guy did the math

http://www.diavolo.de/2019/03/20/mobile-madness-campaign-calculation/
 

dub365

Rookie 2
Is there any other use of the elite (lineup specific) brackets other than to be used in their respective sets?
Yes, next round we will get another Gameplay/Hero token to open up another bracket. They reward regular gold tokens as well as Gameplay specific ones. This will happen. As every new round unlocks so we will have access to all rounds of events in all regions by the time the Championship arrives. That's a lot of extra tokens
 

Altavilla

Rookie 2
Going for Westbrook.

Does anyone know how/when we get the 2nd region choice token? (To get the first version of the 2nd master...)
EDIT: Already answered by dub365 in the previous post
 

cire2245

Rookie 1
So everyone completing the sets for masters and not go money making like exchanging for elites then sell? Though looks like that the elite exchange is limited to 5 times only.
 

X020179

Rookie 2
Is there a clear favorite to choose based on all "available" players to date (eg another 101'ish SF seems redundant except when you consider clutch and 3pt boost)? Are most going for Westbrook based on his cards usual play (ie better than his stats)?
I noticed most people going for Westbrook also. I think people are going for him due to his outstanding stats at rebounding alongside the algorithm his cards have with playing better than his stats
As a Westbrook groupie I wanted him so bad but I pick players based on the ovr needs of my team and not who has the best stats or gameplay or who I like. Currently the lowest ovr player I have is my bench SG so I chose Booker. But man I want that Westbrook, I'll probably wait for a higher ovr Westbrook for my legacy team.
I don?t play much at all, haven?t participated in a promo since Christmas, so I jumped at the opportunity for this Westbrook. My franchise is only 90 OVR but I have 40 million so if a new and improved Westbrook comes somewhere down the line, I may get him. I really like the card art on this Westbrook and his stats are on another level, not to mention, he has ITP and a boost. Speaking of legacy all I need is a Platinum Paul George and I?m content with my team. Right now it?s:

PG: 101 Russell Westbrook (when I get him)
SG: 99 Hamidou Diallo
SF: DPOY PG13 (bold prediction but if not then MVP candidate)
PF: 91 Nerlens Noel (unless EA finally decides to give Grant his first ever elite which is more than deserved)
C: 96 Steven Adams

Long read. Unintentionally did that lol.
 
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