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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.

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“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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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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EA delay first FUT Champions Weekend League of FIFA 21

Published: 16/Oct/2020 6:20

by Andrew Amos

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EA has delayed the start of FIFA 21’s first FUT Champions Weekend League for 24 hours “due to unforeseen circumstances.” The League will run for an additional 24 hours, and players who enter will be refunded all their Champions Points.

The first Weekend League in any FIFA title is always a huge outing. Everyone will be testing the waters with their new squads, and testing their mettle with the best of the best.

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However, in FIFA 21, FUT Champions is getting off to a rocky start. The Weekend League, which was set to kick off on Oct. 16, has instead been pushed back a day.

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EA have two-footed the first FUT Champions Weekend League of FIFA 21, knocking it back 24 hours.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming FUT Champions Weekend League has been delayed by 24 hours,” EA told players on Twitter just hours before kick-off.

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Players will have to keep their Saturday and Sunday free for Weekend League instead. The event will be extended for an additional 24 hours in order to accommodate the delayed start.

There is a silver lining to the news though. If you’ve been diligently grinding Division Rivals and got your 2000 Champions Points, you’ll be able to enter for “free.”

EA will be refunding all players who enter this weekend’s league so they can participate in the next one without spending a dime.

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“All players that redeem their FUT Champions Point for entry into this Weekend League will have their 2000 FUT Champions Points returned to them ahead of the next Weekend League due to this scheduling change,” they added.

If you’re still on the hunt for that top-tier squad to run into Weekend League with, we’ve got you covered. No matter if you’re strapped for cash, or laughing all the way to the bank, you can put together a perfect XI to try and take on the best if you follow our recommendations.

Before the Weekend League kicks off too, let us know who you’re thinking of playing. Tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK, and be sure to follow along for all FIFA 21 news.

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