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Glu Launches MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 Featuring NL MVP Kris Bryant

Swing for the fences in the #1 baseball franchise on mobile!

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2017-- Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games, today announced the availability of MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 on the App Store and Google Play. In partnership with MLB, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant – the latest installment of the Tap Sports Baseball franchise offers users and baseball fans alike a fully immersive baseball experience. Featuring marks, logos, and uniforms of all 30 MLB teams as well as current players and select former players, MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 is a truly authentic baseball experience.

Coming off of an incredible 2016 season, and for the second year in a row, the Tap Sports Baseball franchise will feature the likeness of the 25-year-old Bryant. The second overall pick in 2013, Bryant has quickly emerged as a top talent and fan-favorite. He made his MLB debut in 2015 where he would go on to earn the Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year award. In 2016, Bryant helped lead the Cubs to a World Series championship and was named the National League Most Valuable Player.

“I’m a huge fan of MLB Tap Sports Baseball; that’s why I’m excited to return as the game’s featured player,” said Kris Bryant. “The game is true to the sport of baseball and perfect to play when I have a free minute on the road!”

“The Tap Sports Baseball franchise has achieved consistent year-over-year growth for Glu and we couldn’t be more excited for the user response to our partnerships with MLB, MLBPA and MLBPAA,” said Glu President and CEO Nick Earl. “Led by a team with the freedom to collaborate and a genuine love for the game, we’re proud to deliver a visually stunning, competitive, and deeply social gameplay experience.”

“We’re thrilled with Glu’s continued development of the Tap Sports Baseball franchise and know our fans will just love to play the new release as another way to engage with their favorite teams and players,” said Jamie Leece, Vice President of Games and VR for MLBAM.

“We’re looking forward to the release of MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017, as Glu Mobile continues to develop a fun and easy-to-play game that allows fans from around the world another way to engage with their favorite players and the sport of baseball anywhere and at any time,” said Evan Kaplan, Director, Licensing & Business Development for the MLBPA.

About MLB Tap Sports 2017

In partnership with MLB, the MLBPA, the MLBPAA, and Chicago Cubs’ Kris BryantMLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 delivers a social-competitive experience for players of all ages. Featuring enhanced graphics, a redesigned user-interface, tournaments and leaderboards, MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 allows players to strategically manage their very own baseball team. Marks, logos and players from all 30 MLB teams offer an authentic gameplay experience while seamless turn-based gameplay and one-touch controls allow for quick session lengths anytime, anywhere. Choose your players, set your lineup, and challenge your friends in MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017!

Features of MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017

  • Play Major League Baseball 24/7 – Play with official MLB teams and players. Tap to swing with easy one-touch controls anytime, anywhere. Enhanced graphics bring the MLB experience to life!
  • Manage Your Team, Compete to Win – Build and level up your MLB roster to climb the leaderboards. Compete for some of the greatest baseball legends in daily events and challenges. Swing for the fences in home run battles mode!
  • Play with Friends, Join Clubs and Tournaments – Compete against multiple friends in action-packed gameplay sessions. Play in weekly events and prove who possesses the ultimate team in head-to-head competitions. Join a Club or create your own to compete in exclusive events for top prizes!

MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch at http://bit.ly/2nLJk0h and on Google Play at http://bit.ly/2nY2eQG.

About Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as CONTRACT KILLER, COOKING DASH, COVET FASHION, DEER HUNTER, DESIGN HOME, QUIZUP, RACING RIVALS, and TAP SPORTS BASEBALL, and branded IP games including GORDON RAMSAY DASH, KENDALL & KYLIE, and KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with U.S. offices in California in Burlingame, San Mateo and Long Beach, and international locations in Canada, China, India, Japan, and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment wherever they see the ‘g’ character logo or at www.glu.com.

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CONTRACT KILLER, COOKING DASH, COVET FASHION, DEER HUNTER, QUIZUP, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS, GLU, GLU MOBILE, and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.

About MLB

MLB is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. MLB is the best-attended sport in North America, and the last decade includes all 10 of the best-attended individual seasons by fans in MLB history, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport's larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball's business, marketing and community relations endeavors. For more information, visit MLB.com.

About MLBPA

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust (www.PlayersTrust.org), a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust

Source: Glu Mobile Inc.

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