To answer both of your questions: Asphalt 9 has special events like championship, r&D etc. but they are much less common than Asphalt 8 events. We could split up the template into events and special events, as bigger TLE events could be mentioned: Like Unleashed or Car Hunt.
As for the multiplayer bonus: No, nothing of the sorts exists in A9. The only thing we could mention is the ongoing multiplayer series, as 2 series happen at the same time in A9.
At the moment, the A8 box has 60 % of the left column while the A9 box has 40. When there's more text in the A9 box, we can adjust the column widths. Or we place them one under the other, depends on the content and the space it takes.
Does the game show you when the MP series end? For example, A8 said on 0:00 German time that it will end in 15 days and 13 hours. I thought of adding this to the tiles, too, counting down automatically.