8 Ball Pool Community Update, May 2014

Welcome to our monthly round-up of cool stuff from the 8 Ball Pool community! Let’s get the (cue) ball rolling with a big change that we’ve just made to Beat The Boss.

7 people find themselves 50 Pool Cash richer after beating Big Rob last Friday.

7 people find themselves 50 Pool Cash richer after beating Big Rob last Friday.

Beat the Boss, Win Pool Cash

Last week we made a change to our Beat The Boss events – for the first time ever, there’s now a Pool Cash prize up for grabs for anyone who can beat Miniclip CEO, Big Rob! Yup, after every event we’ll be giving 50 Pool Cash to every Boss Beater, as well as the super-exclusive Beat The Boss award.

Want to play? Check out our FAQs for the details – but just bear in mind that Big Rob gets hundreds of challenges at once! He always accepts the first one he receives (watch one of our Twitch streams if you don’t believe us ;-) ) and he’ll try to get through as many games as possible – good luck!

Best 8 Ball Pool Tweets

We get some pretty funny tweets sent to us at @8ballpool from the community, so we thought we’d round up a few into one place for you to see. Here’s one of our favorites.

You can read the full roundup here.

Just in case you didn't get the message... you can now win 50 Pool Cash by beating Big Rob.

Just in case you didn’t get the message… you can now win 50 Pool Cash by beating Big Rob.

Brand New Trickshot Masterclass

We swear you guys are getting better at trickshots every day. Some of the videos we receive make us go “woah” and we have to sit here watching and re-watching the vid to try and work out what just happened. We’ve put together some of our recent faves into the latest Trickshot Masterclass – check it out!

The Cinco de Mayo cue was a shiny limited-edition cue in May... there's another cool cue on the way!

The Cinco de Mayo cue was a shiny limited-edition cue in May… there’s another cool cue on the way!

Got a shot that you’ve recorded and want to share? Put it on YouTube and send us the link either as a Facebook message to the official 8 Ball Pool page, or email it to social at miniclip dot com. Just remember that we get sent a lot of shots, so we might not be able to use every one – but we’ll try!

Already sent us a shot, and it’s not in this masterclass? Don’t worry, there’s a good chance it’ll appear in the next one… which we’re working on at the moment :)

Trickshot fail

Sometimes, things just don’t work out the way you’d planned. Thanks to Labib555 for not being too embarrassed to share this with everyone ;-)

Kunal908 made this amazing pic to celebrate us hitting 10 million Facebook fans. Thanks, Kunal!

Kunal908 made this amazing pic to celebrate us hitting 10 million Facebook fans. Thanks, Kunal!

What next?

こんにちは! Did you know that our most recent update introduced Japanese and Korean language versions of the game? 

What’s next for 8 Ball Pool? We have some very cool stuff on the way, which we should have a lot more info about in time for the next Community update. It’s something that we’re sure our most competitive 8 Ballers are going to really love… as always, look out for news on our official Twitter feed, and on the official 8 Ball Pool Facebook page.

In the meantime – let’s play some Pool!

22 replies

  1. I have to give the house credit. Everyone should notice, when win a game you get the entire amount added to your winnings. There is no subtracting the entry fee.

  2. I’m using the 8 ball pool app on android, but when I log in with facebook my profile picture doesn’t show up.

    How can I fix this?

  3. The game is the best on the internet. My problem is the game keeps disconnecting my wifi and then I lose the game even after I won. I don’t like losing when I win. It would be appreciated if you can address this problem. I like to win or lose legitametly not because of an error.

  4. I want to propose an idea for 8 ball pool. I play my friends, but when I’m just generally playing I normally play in Moscow/Toronto. Would it be possible to have a settings menu so you can set rules such as no guidelines or call pockets on all shots/8 ball. I think this would be really fun for everyone.

  5. Add those who purposely make foul shots because of their inability to the list. This includes the butt shot breakers and bangers. Oh, thank you last banger, you banged and scratched your way to a loss.

  6. I am now enjoying (playing friends). However the pics show policeman, fireman, body builders and other macho shots. I’m a dude and have challenged many of you. All ranks and genders I’ll play anyone. So why so many of you won’t accept a friendly game?

  7. OK, darksidemike. This ol’ fart finally found out how to play friends. I’m calling you out. What the hey, just let me know when you could be on line. I’ll be looking for some great games. Break how you like, I’ve been tinkering around with a few anyway.

  8. Darkside, sorry I quite so soon. Been bending my elbow to much. Just remember. Practice , practice, practice. Your the only player with enough class I’d like to know better.

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