8 Ball Pool enters Guinness World Records as the most downloaded mobile pool game

Played for 260million hours every month, with 4,000 balls potted every second!

Miniclip, a global leader in digital games, has announced that 8 Ball Pool, their no.1 game and the biggest online pool game in the world, has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the Most Downloaded Mobile Pool Game. Miniclip’s number one game 8 Ball Pool has 796,721,888 downloads worldwide. Committed players all over the world have racked up 260 million hours of playtime every month, potting 4,000 balls every second.

8 Ball Pool is a household name when it comes to mobile games, and we know it’s loved by so many around the world. We wanted to make this an official achievement to recognise the hard work of the teams that have built and contributed to it over the years as well as our amazing community of gamers.

Rob Small, President of Miniclip

Lots of Events and Rewards in store for 8 Ball Pool players

Starting its life as an online flash game on the Miniclip website in 2010, 8 Ball Pool was released 8 Ball Pool on mobile in 2013 when the site was driving 20 million monthly visits. 8 Ball Pool was an immediate hit on mobile, becoming the most downloaded mobile pool game in 2014.

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The Guinness World Records title is given to 8 Ball Pool

Since then, this popular title has held onto this feat, as confirmed by mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The hugely popular billiards game has previously beaten games such as Candy Crush and Pokemon Go to the top spot on the UK App Store’s top-grossing charts. 

“Being part of the 8 Ball Pool journey over the years, and being able to positively impact so many players around the world every day with this game, has been really remarkable.Sérgio Varanda, Chief Creative Officer at Miniclip said while speaking about this feat achieved by 8 Ball Pool. Further, he said this:

8 Ball Pool has evolved tremendously to what it is today through a combination of determined teams and listening to our base of players and always aiming to put them first.

Sérgio Varanda, Chief Creative Officer at Miniclip

To help players celebrate the Guinness World Records achievement, there will be a High Score event in 8 Ball Pool between August 12th, 2021, and August 19th, 2021. This event will be themed around players and their own in-game achievements.

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The High Score event will be there as a part of the celebrations

This includes a themed season pass and rewards, limited themed events, and brand new and exclusive Cues to be unlocked. Players will also be tasked to send as many gifts as possible to each other between August 14th, 2021, and August 29th, 2021. This comes with the goal of breaking the existing record of 2.5billion gifts sent in a similar time period, unlocking another exclusive Cue.

Achieving a record with Guinness World Records is no easy task, and we’re delighted to award Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool the record for Most Downloaded Mobile Pool Game. This is a fantastic achievement, and one that will no doubt take some beating given downloads continue to rise daily.

Richard Stenning, Guinness World Records Adjudicator

Furthermore, Miniclip is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Co-founder, and now President, Rob Small launched in 2001 at the age of 24. He started this company with the dream of building a next-generation game entertainment company. And as of today, Miniclip offers over 60 high-quality titles across more than 195 countries, generating three billion downloads and over 50 million active daily players.

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