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EA are reopening FIFA 19 FUT Champs for one-time-only

Published: 14/Mar/2020 13:33 Updated: 14/Mar/2020 22:29

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS is re-opening the FIFA 19 Weekend League for one-time-only in order to give fans one more chance to claim FUT Champs related achievements. Though, nobody is still quite sure why. 

Weekend League was introduced all the way back in FIFA 17, giving players the chance to grind out games over the weekend in order to pit themselves against the best players and grab exclusive rewards.

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As the new games have been released, the Weekend League has been altered slightly, but it is still the only place that FIFA players can really compete against the best of the best. However, in an unprecedented change, EA have dropped a curveball on players – reopening the FIFA 19 FUT Champs window while we’re still all playing FIFA 20.

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The FUT Champs Weekend League window is set to be re-opened in FIFA 19.

The stunning revelation was uncovered by FIFA streamer Bateson87 as he dropped back into the year-old game and was greeted with a welcome message upon starting up Ultimate Team. 

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“Hi FIFA fans, we are re-opening the FUT Champions Weekend League one time only on March 20 at 7:00 am GMT,” the message stated. “The event will run in its usual format and this will be the final chance to get any outstanding Weekend League related achievements.”

Opening up the old Weekend League has never been done before in FIFA and fans have quickly questioned, among other things, why they’ve chosen to do.

It is unknown why EA have taken the decision to bring back the FIFA 19 version of FUT Champs though there are questions about how players will be able to qualify, what the red player pick rewards would look like after the fact, and if the event will run for the whole weekend. Yet, some fans who jumped back into the game found they could qualify right away due to having the required amount of points saved up.

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As of now, EA has not commented on the in-game message, though streamers and players have flocked to the older title and been greeted with the same note as Bateson. 

The status of the Weekend League in FIFA 20 will probably be unaffected and continue as normal, though, we’ll have to wait and see if EA confirms details at some point.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 3 countdown: TOTW release time, predictions

Published: 14/Oct/2020 11:10 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 11:11

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week is back for a third week in Ultimate Team after a packed slate of game. Here, we’ll run through TOTW 3 predictions, the promo’s release time, and lay out any leaks that have been revealed. 

Even though many of the world’s top domestic leagues have been taking a break due to international games, that’s not stopping Team of the Week. 

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The weekly addition of new cards has been full steam ahead since the launch of FIFA 21, with superstars like Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and Bruno Fernandes receiving a special card already for their real-life performances.

With Team of the Week 3 on the horizon, some FIFA players might assume that it’s going to be a weaker set of cards, but, it could actually surprise you. 

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The TOTW 3 will appear in the FIFA 21 menus, once confirmed. 

FIFA 21 TOTW 3 start time

On October 14, 2020, EA SPORTS will release their third batch of Team of the Week cards for FIFA 21. This promo will start up at 6pm (BST), which is three hours later than last year’s content schedule, so don’t be hovering around on Twitter waiting for it to drop too early.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 3 leaks (October 14)

One thing that we might get early, though, is leaked information on the identity of TOTW 3 cards.

Last week, for the second set, the entire list was leaked ahead of schedule – meaning much of the game’s community knew what was coming before it was even confirmed. If that happens again this time, we’ll be updating this section continually with updates. Don’t you fret.

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FIFA 21 TOTW Week 3 predictions

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Mason Mount features in our FIFA 21 TOTW 3 predictions.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Rui Patricio – Wolves – GK
  • Brad Guzan – Atlanta United – GK
  • Jere Uronen – Genk – RB
  • Willi Orban – RB Leipzig – CB
  • Matthias Ginter – Borussia Monchengladbach – CB
  • Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid – CB
  • Robert Skov – Hoffenheim – LB
  • Kieran Trippier – Atletico Madrid – RB
  • Sergej Milinković-Savić – Lazio – CM
  • Mason Mount – Chelsea – CM
  • Alejandro Bedoya – Philadelphia Union – CM
  • Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow – CAM
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton – CAM
  • Lee Nguyen – New England Revolution – CAM
  • Martin Odegaard – Real Madrid – RM
  • Gwion Edwards – Ipswich Town – RM
  • Luis Muriel – Atalanta – LW
  • Kamil Grosicki – West Brom – LM
  • Roberto Firmino – Liverpool – CF
  • Felipe Mora – Portland Timbers – ST
  • Alexander Sorloth – RB Leipzig – ST
  • Michael Olunga – Kashiwa Reysol – ST
  • Jamille Matt – Forest Green Rovers – ST

We’ve got Roberto Firmino, Sergio Ramos, and Sergej Milinković-Savić as the headline players in our predictions. Firmino has been in fine form Brazil during the international break, all things point towards a card for him. 

Looking up the Premier League table, Firmino’s Merseyside rival Gylfi Sigurdsson also looked likely to grab one.  The Everton midfielder bagged himself two goals and the Man of the Match honors during Iceland’s win over Romania.

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Elsewhere, Mason Mount notched home England’s winner against Belgium and a fine performance earns him a nod, while Matthias Ginter got himself on the scoresheet in Germany’s 2-1 Nations League win over Ukraine. 


Be sure to check in with our Twitter account, UltimateTeamUK, on Wednesday, October 14 for the confirmed TOTW squad.

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