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EA ban FaZe pro FIFA player Tass from competing after he uses hateful slur in video

Published: 5/Nov/2018 21:55 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 21:58

by Albert Petrosyan

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FaZe Clan pro FIFA player ‘Tass’ has been served a strong punishment for using a slur word in one of his latest YouTube videos.

EA Sports, the developers of FIFA 19 and managers of the game’s competitive scene, have suspended Tass from competing in qualifying tournaments and live events after the pro player said homophobic word in a recent video.

“I am sorry to anyone I offended with what I said; I hold myself to a higher standard and I failed to live by FaZe and EA’s code of conduct,” he tweeted. “It was a wake up call that I need to be more careful with what I say.

The moment in question came when he posted a video showing the rewards he had received for his performance in the previous week’s FIFA Ultimate Team Weekend League.

After the same player card kept popping up in each of his player-pick pack rewards, he became frustrated and eventually called the player a “fucking f*g”

He would later publish a video following up the announcement of his suspension, in which he explained to his audience and fans that his use of the word was down to pure misunderstanding.

“The connotation of that word, from my perspective, until now, was just another word for ‘prick’ or’idiot,” he explained. “Not even 1% of me knew that it had any type of derogatory connotation towards homosexuality at all. If I knew it did, there is no way I’m saying anything like that.” 

He also said that the terms of his suspension have not yet been revealed, which means that his ban is currently indefinite until EA decide on a set time-table for when he can start competing again.

“I know the first thing you’re going to ask is ‘how long?'” he said. “I don’t have the answer. I’ll keep you updated as much as I know, but as of right now I have no idea.”

Due to his undefeated 30-0 performance in one of the previous Weekend Leagues, Tass had already qualified for the first major tournament of the competitive season, which he now knows he will not be able to participate in.

This is the second major suspension that EA have handed out to a prominent FIFA pro player; ‘Kur0411’ was banned from competing for several months for making continuous negative comments about FIFA 19 and its developers. 

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FIFA 21 TOTY promo LIVE: De Bruyne confirmed & team release time

Published: 22/Jan/2021 9:52 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 9:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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The wait is finally over ⁠— FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) is here, with EA SPORTS confirming the long-awaited FIFA 21 promo team is about to be revealed. One player has already been confirmed as well, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

EA has taken a bit of a different road to get to the midway point of FIFA 21 promos this release, bringing in “Headliners” early, and swapping FUTMAS to “Freeze” and the popular Halloween promo Ultimate Scream to “Rulebreakers” instead. However, all roads lead to Team of the Year eventually.

Now the iconic FIFA promo is here, bringing with it the absolute best cards Ultimate Team has to offer. These blue and gold cards are always the most sought after of the year, and often cause a massive market crash when they arrive.

This year should be no different too. Superstar names like FIFA darling Kylian Mbappe, unstoppable goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, and midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne have been touted for inclusion – and one has now been confirmed.

Last year's Team of the Year was loaded to the brim with world-class players.
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Last year’s Team of the Year was absolutely loaded to the brim with world-class players.

FIFA 21 TOTY confirmed players

Only one TOTY player has been confirmed and that’s Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The news was posted by their official Twitter account on the morning of January 22.

 When will Team of the Year 2021 be revealed?

A number of EA SPORTS countdown graphics show the whole team will release on Friday, January 22.

The iconic FIFA promo should ⁠— as in previous years ⁠— run through releases for strikers, midfielders, and defenders, before adding them all to packs for one final hoorah. 

We’ll get our very first look at the promo at 6pm on Friday (GMT). Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the news.

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Ronaldo has gone from strength to strength at Juventus — does he get into TOTY 21?

TOTY predictions: who makes the 2021 lineup?

The annual TOTY team is the best of the best; eleven world-class footballers who transcended their peers and teammates across the 2020 calendar year.

The Ultimate Team promo begins with a lengthy list of around 70 nominees. Those contenders are then whittled down with a fan vote. This year, stars like Messi, Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Neymar, Van Dijk, Lewandowski, and Mbappe headlined the choices.

In 2020, two teams reigned supreme: Liverpool and Bayern Munich. The former were crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years, while the German heavyweights defied a much-changed Champions League format to stake control over European football in a near-perfect campaign.

Each club defined a stop-start season, lifting trophies despite challenges.

Hopefully your Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTSSF SBC pack contains Robert Lewandowski.
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Many think Lewandowski was robbed of a Ballon d’Or this year. His stellar year with Bayern Munich should make him a shoo-in for TOTY.

Here’s the TOTY picks the Dexerto team submitted this time around:

Possible Team of the Year lineup

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
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Here’s our predictions for FIFA 21 TOTY. Will this be the official lineup?

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s iconic Ultimate Team promo, Team of the Year, so far. This is arguably the biggest event of the FUT calendar so make sure you’re ready with plenty of packs, coins, and SBC fodder.

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.