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Banned FIFA pro Kurt slams EA “tyranny” following copy-strike attempts

Published: 17/Feb/2020 16:54

by Jacob Hale


Banned FIFA pro Kurt ‘Kurt0411’ Fenech has launched yet another scathing attack at EA SPORTS, slamming their actions towards content creators and calling the publisher a “tyranny.”

Kurt has never been one to keep his opinions to himself – it is one of the reasons he has been suspended and, ultimately, banned from competing in FIFA 20, following a string of offenses which finally prompted EA to stop him appearing at their events.

Of course, this hasn’t stopped Kurt from being honest with his followers, and he has now spoken out against the company once again, calling them a tyranny and sending a warning “to anyone that intends to call out EA on their bullshit.”

Kurt has long been known as one of the most divisive personalities in FIFA esports.

Alongside a series of screenshots, each depicting notifications of copyright strikes or warnings from both Twitch and YouTube, Kurt struggled to contain his fury at EA.

Kurt tweeted: “Warning to anyone that intends to call out EA on their bulls**t. They will now copy-strike your content and try to get your channels deleted. This is a tyranny that will stop at nothing.”

He then conceded defeat, adding: “I surrender.” The screenshots show multiple instances of his content being targeted, including at least eight clips from a single stream on February 13.

What exactly Kurt claims to be surrendering from is unclear. It seems unlikely that he’ll stop creating content altogether, nor that he is willing to stop giving his truthful opinions on EA or FIFA in general.

Many of the replies to his tweet were in full support of him voicing his opinion on the matter. One follower tweeted: “The entire community must support Kurt including the YouTubers and streamers. We need to fight this tyranny of EA. That is no longer acceptable.”

The next day, Kurt followed up with a tweet saying that they’re “too busy finding ways to copy-strike me and, meanwhile, there’s a no loss glitch well and truly alive on FUT champs.”

It seems that regardless of what action EA takes, Kurt isn’t willing to ignore his morals and will keep calling them out until he’s happy with the product.


Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status, maintenance & downtime

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:43 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 1:45

by David Purcell


FIFA 21 players are never happy when the EA servers are down, and it appears that the latest offering of the popular football franchise is struggling with issues on December 3, with widespread reports from players unable to find games in Ultimate Team. 

With next-gen consoles finally jumping onboard the FIFA 21 hype train, the servers were expected to struggle. Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 players got access to the next-gen game on December 3, with all-new graphics and big performance boosts.

As always though, there are a few teething problems with the online services with so many players trying to hop onto the game at once, and it appears that on the same day, many were unable to gain access to FIFA 21’s online capabilities.

So, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.

Co-Op in FIFA 21
Players won’t be celebrating when the EA servers go down.

Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?

December 3, 2020

The FIFA 21 servers have been struggling with the increased load from next-gen consoles. While players have noted they were struggling to log in, the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter has reported a new issue with matchmaking.

“We are aware that players are currently unable to matchmake in FIFA 21 FUT, across all platforms. We are investigating and will provide an update when one is available,” they said.

It’s not just next-gen players who are affected, but players across all platforms, regardless of whether you’re on the older consoles, or even PC.

The outage has been going on since around 7:30pm ET, although its still spiking hours later, according to Down Detector.

The site confirms there are reported “issues” with EA’s servers, as expected, meaning players are unable to play FIFA Ultimate Team and their Division Rivals matches.

EA has yet to comment on how long this outage will last, but hopefully, it wraps up before too long. We’ll keep you posted with updates to this article in due course.

Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on EA servers, FIFA 21 news, and more. We’ll be updating this page when we have more details.