Serbian Soccer Upstart Outscores FIFA On Facebook

Serbian developer Nordeus has scored big time with its European football game on Facebook: Top Eleven soccer now outranks Electronic Arts' FIFA Superstars, by a margin of about 85,000 more monthly players -- our own statistics tools confirm these numbers.

Serbian developer Nordeus has scored big time with its European football game on Facebook: Top Eleven soccer now outranks Electronic Arts’ FIFA Superstars, by a margin of about 85,000 more monthly players — and our own statistics tools confirm these numbers.

A few more statistics surrounding the game include its continual rising weekly growth totals. The Nordeus app kicked off June with almost 100,000 new players during the first week of the month.

With 702,700, daily active players, and 2.9 million on a monthly basis, the small developer has made its mark on the social network with Top Eleven.

For those not familiar with the gaming application, Top Eleven provides a unique experience as there are quite a few steps involved before gamers can actually take to the field. Users are responsible for choosing players, stadiums, and climbing up the ranks in tournaments. Just for fun matches with friends are also available. It is an extremely detailed application that makes a great match for any fans of the sport.

Nordeus Chief Operating Officer Tomislav Mihajlovic comments on ensuring a promising future for the game as he recently stated, “Top Eleven has been live for just a year, but already we’ve passed this significant milestone and added millions of players. The final whistle’s not been blown yet, so we’ll continue to innovate and add to what we, and our users, think is already a great game.”

Top Eleven’s quick rise to success exemplifies the level playing field that exists for all application developers on Facebook. The social network continues to be place where a small Serbian company can quickly pass a massive household name such as EA.

Underdog stories such as this are interesting to watch, and they serve as examples that disprove complaints about Facebook having become so oversaturated that newer, smaller developers can’t get in on the action.

Readers, do you see Facebook continuing down the road that allows the best application to be the victor? More specifically, do you believe an application such as Top Eleven that has seen such a quick rise to success can maintain and continue down a similar path in the long run?