End of Year Community Awards: Best Team-Building Mode of 2017

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Posted December 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am

With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here.

Best GameplayBest Career/Story Mode and Best Franchise Mode can already be voted on! Categories still to come include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Post-Release Support, and Best New Feature. All winners will be announced in early January.

What was the tightest race last year (winner topping runner-up by only .4%) returns the same nominees. MLB The Show 17’s Diamond Dynasty goes for a three-peat as arguably the most accessible of the card-collection modes but also troubled by inconsistent server reliability. Madden NFL 18’s Ultimate Team and FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team feature a great deal new content throughout the year with obtainable, worthwhile and creative rewards.


  • Jeff

    Glad to see 2k isn’t even nominated again. Keep keeping it real pasta. That game is just horrible this year. Gotta teach em someway! Great stuff!

  • Jeff

    Glad to see 2k not nominated again. That game is horrible this year. Keep peeping it real pasta. Gotta teach em someway! Great stuff!

  • In my opinion these modes are a cancer on the sports game genre as it is. I can understand those who might enjoy the mode for what it is, but I can’t get behind a system where you shell out money for digital gambling – a system where the odds for pulling certain cards are not disclosed and could be whatever EA/2K honestly wants them to be…

    Meanwhile, those that enjoy the standard modes with real rosters have to pray that these modes get at least half of the attention as the teambuilding stuff…

  • SockfulOfNickels

    Even with the server struggles Diamond Dynasty destroys everything else. The continued increase in legends and flashbacks is so great and keeps me coming back.