The wait is finally over! FIFA Mobile 21 SBC is here! And to be fair, EA didn’t manage to screw this one up yet. One of the most anticipated events to grace the game yet, it does live up to all its expectations. One can trade in players for resources, kits, and new featured SBC elites. So in this article, we will discuss how one can get 99 LM Sadio Mane from FIFA Mobile 21 SBC event.
FIFA Mobile 21 SBC: An Introduction
For all those who are unfamiliar with the concept of SBC and a quick reminder for those of us who have been eagerly waiting for two years!
Squad Building Challenges require users to make a squad with a certain formation and other certain prerequisites. These requirements can be of the players belonging to a certain nation, a certain league, or even a certain club. Or even the whole squad having a certain predefined OVR. You need to make the squad with players from our own roster. Once you fill out the squad with the players, you confirm your completion with the submit option. The players will be then REMOVED from your inventory, in exchange for coins, skill boosts, kits, and new players.
Terms Associated with SBC Requirements
- Team OVR – This condition requires you to make the squad with the total team OVR leading to the minimum OVR specified given on the right-hand side of the tab.
- Exact Players – This condition requires you to fill the squad with players, having filled each player only once.
- Position Players – This condition requires you to fill a minimum number of players in those exact specific positions, ie placing a center mid in its position of CM.
- Same Team – This condition requires you to fill a minimum number of players from the same club/team.
- Nation/Leagues – This condition requires you to fill a minimum number of players from the given league or nationality in the right-hand side tab.
FIFA Mobile 21 SBC: Basic Event Flow
After completing the tutorial there are 4 sections in the Event namely,
Exchange unneeded squads made up of a lower-tier quality in exchange for its next upper tier ie Bronze for Silver, Silver for Gold, and trading Gold for Elites. These challenges refresh daily and one can complete them a given number of times in 24 hours.
Exchange Squad filled with players from the same Nation for Resources. On completion of all 5 challenges in this section, you can claim an 89 OVR Global Hero Player which is non-auctionable. All the challenges reset 1 week after claiming a Player allowing you to work towards another one.
The Nation challenge in this section is England, Italy, Germany, Spain, and a bonus Any Nation section which allows you to exchange players belonging from any but the same nation of your choice.
In this section, you can trade in players with certain requirements, complete 7 sets of challenges in exchange for the elusive 99 LM Sadio Mane from the FIFA Mobile 21 SBC.
The challenges range from a varied way of requirements and are all obtainable Free to Play.
Build squads of 11 players from Specific Leagues to claim a kit from that league. Add more kits to your locker by completing these League-specific SBCs. You’ll receive a random kit from the League SBC of choice.
The SBC limit depends on the number of teams in the League. For example, the Premier League SBC can only be completed 20 times. The SBC will not give out duplicate kits.
Note: Since the players used in SBC’s trading are gone for once and all from your inventory, please do NOT use the players you plan to hold up for your team.
SBCs have already created havoc on the market as we have first predicted. Base Elites for less than 100k have become almost obsolete. This was/is the perfect time to sell your investments and become rich. Bronze, Silvers, and Golds have reached a sky-high amount are being sold at crazy prices in the market. So taking note of everything, here is our suggestion.
SBCs will stay in the game till the season ends, there is no rush to complete any of the FIFA Mobile 21 SBC challenges now and get in Mane when you can wait for the prices to go down slowly, and the market to stabilize, then you can complete the challenges if you are in the hunt for that card. Since the card is non-auctionable it makes little sense to rush for the card right now unless you are planning to use him right away cause you can’t get any value out of him from the market.
For those looking for a cheap but still quick route to Mane right now, here is a sample layout for all the advanced SBC’s. These solutions have been given by our friends from the official FIFA Mobile discord server. You can join the server and be a part of like-minded FIFA Mobile players from across the community.
Advanced SBC 1
This can you clear out easily with the players from your inventory. Just lookout for the requirements and it is easy peasy. Complete a squad of 11 different players with a total minimum team OVR of 72 with players from 5 exact clubs and from a minimum of 7 different nations.
Advanced SBC 2
This should also be fairly easy, look out for the league requirements and stick to Base Players for cheaper options. Complete a squad of 11 different players with a total minimum team OVR of 78 with a minimum of 3 players from the top football divisions of England, France, Spain, and the United States of America each and also from exactly 4 different nations.
Advanced SBC 3
This requires only and only Base players. Don’t try event players as they won’t be counted. Complete a squad of 11 base players with a total minimum team OVR of 81 from exactly 5 different leagues. You can mix and match between base elite and gold players to keep it within your desired budget.
Advanced SBC 4
This should be easier than the previous one as it allows Event cards. Look out for the requirements and check your inventories, you might already have the squad built for this one. Complete a squad of 11 different players with a total minimum team OVR of 84 from 11 different nations and exactly 11 different clubs.
Advanced SBC 5
This is where things start to get a bit interesting and hard, it is better to wait for a few days to go with this and further remaining challenges as the prices are too high at times. Complete a squad of 11 different players with a total minimum team OVR of 86 with a maximum of 2 players from the same club and the same nation. Remember, you can’t use any base players for this SBC.
Advanced SBC 6
This is where things get really hardcore if you are looking for master players reach for clubs such as Sevilla, Real Madrid, and Manchester City as they tend to have relatively cheap masters. Complete a squad of 11 different players with a total minimum team OVR of 88 from 2 exact different clubs and 5 exact base players. Look out for the players from the Spring Fest, Carniball, TOTW, and Champions League besides the base ones.
Advanced SBC 7
The final frontier, this will cost you fairly, if you do not have enough masters in your inventory. We strongly suggest not take this step right now unless you have a huge stack of coins as SBC’s won’t be going anywhere soon. Complete a squad of 11 different master players from 5 different exact nations with having a maximum of 3 from the same and from a maximum of 6 different clubs.
If you don’t want to use Icons Zola from the Gullit Event, you can go for TOTW Immobile, Champions League Acerbi, or Patric from Spring Fest. This can cost you a little bit more as you could get Zola straight from the event instead for free.
These are definitely not the cheapest possible way as the prices keep fluctuating and also the prices vary based on markets. Remember it is according to the current market situation during TOTS and thus the prices will differ in the future.
For those looking forward to completing the Nations SBCs for cheap, here is a sample layout for all the Nations SBC’s. In order to complete the Nations SBC, you need to make a squad of 11 players with a minimum of 9 Players from that particular nation, from a maximum of 4 leagues, having a maximum of 2 players from the same team along with a total minimum team OVR of 83. Although it sounds difficult the rewards are decent.
Any Nation SBC
Due to a high abundance of Spanish players in recent players, Spain is one of the cheapest options. So follow the Spain SBC even for Any Nation SBC as well. In case you want any other nation, France can be a cheap alternative and even Portugal can be used, but a bit expensive compared to France.
A tip, most of you will ignore it but completing this yields 14,400 Boosts. It’s all free to play, course it will cost you some in-game coins. Simple market grinding and no hassle over gems. Head over to the League kits SBC’s, there are 33 different leagues leading to 576 teams, and completing every challenge gives you 25 Skill Boosts and a kit. Twenty-five may sound less but multiply it all over and you are looking at 14,400 boosts.
Each challenge requires you to make a team of 11 players with a total minimum OVR of 70, which is simply 5 69s and 6 70 ratings. You could spend a maximum of 22,000 coins to set a team of 11 gold and silver players from the same league. Once you finish all the teams of a league it locks out and you move on to the next one. The process is tedious, you’ll get a lot of kits that you’ll never use but the boosts my god!
So that’s it Squad Building Challenges (SBC) of FIFA Mobile 21 look promising for now with a top-rated 99 OVR LM Sadio Mane up for grabs. Icons SBC has also been up for some time but the current Icons SBC process didn’t affect the price of masters that much. That being said, hold on to your precious masters as they will rise gradually as the season enters its final spell. Also, remember Icons have much much more value than these Global SBC Players. So make your choice wisely.
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