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EA ban FIFA pro player from competing because of negative comments towards FIFA 19

Published: 19/Oct/2018 18:49

by Wyatt Donigan

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FIFA pro player Kurt ‘Kurt0411’ Fenech has been banned by EA from competitive after he spoke negatively about the latest edition of the popular game.

In a video posted to his official YouTube channel, Kurt0411 announced his two-month ban, saying that it stemmed from negative comments he made about the game.

Kurt0411 assured viewers that he’s never broken any rules or done anything out of character, stressing that he was merely speaking from the heart about the game.

Having been competing in FIFA for 10 years, with his most recent showing being a third-place finish at the 2018 FIFA eClub World Cup, Kurt0411 is one of the veterans of the scene and has put his all into the game during his tenure as a player.

“They have taken away the one thing that, as tough as it can be, I enjoy doing the most,” Kurt0411 said of the ban. “I know a lot of people do this strictly for the money and stuff like that, but for me, it was always about the adrenaline rush.”

Kurt0411 spoke in greater detail about the ban on Twitter, alleging that his ban was because he launched “personal attacks” against EA and the creators of FIFA 19.

Despite this being the reason given by EA, Kurt0411 feels as though this shouldn’t have been the case since other pro players have been caught on record “wishing cancer upon an opponent” among other threats.

In his statement, Kurt0411 doubles down on his criticisms of the game, stressing that “the way the game is right now is unacceptable and it’s been like that for the last several years.”

While Kurt0411 admits that EA will likely want to resolve the issue by having him issue an apology, but he says that is something he will not do.

“There’s no chance I’m taking back anything I said,” Kurt0411 vowed in his video. “When the freedom of expression is taken away, what is really left?”

Kurt0411 concluded both his video and post on Twitter by saying that he is done with competitive FIFA and will be “seeking legal advice and proceeding from there.”

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Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna has stacked FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:14

by Luke Edwards

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USMNT and Borussia Dortmund star Giovanni Reyna is one of the brightest prospects in world football, but he still finds time to kick back and play some FIFA 21. His Ultimate Team is stacked, too, featuring Van Dijk, Beckham, Mbappe, and more.

Given he has the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, while also representing one of the world’s biggest club sides, it understandable Giovanni Reyna would want to take some well-earned downtime to play some FIFA.

Younger players tend to be big on their FIFA, as we’ve already seen some legendary squads built by the likes of Mason Mount and Phil Foden, but Reyna’s is much more modest — at least by pro player standards.

But it’s still absolutely stacked, featuring one ICON, four special cards, plus his own 99-rated pro player card, as well as some other world-class talent that will fill opponents with dread.

Borussia Dortmund players in FIFA 21
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Dortmund have a powerful squad in FIFA 21.

Giovanni Reyna’s Ultimate Team revealed

Posting on the FIFA subreddit, u/FastPolarBear revealed Reyna’s full team after playing against him in Weekend League.

It’s very attacking, as he picked a 4-3-3(4) formation with a rock-solid defensive core of Virgil van Dijk and Carles Puyol, with Alisson Becker in goal. His midfield is well-balanced, too, with Fede Valverde doing the dirty work and David Silva supplying a four-pronged attack of David Beckham, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, and Reyna himself.

Here’s Giovanni Reyna’s full Ultimate Team:

  • GK: Alisson Becker (90)
  • RB: Nelson Semedo (83)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (90)
  • CB: Carles Puyol (92)
  • LB: Jordi Alba (86)
  • CM: Federico Valverde (83)
  • CM: David Silva (89)
  • CAM: Karim Benzema (92)
  • RW: David Beckham (86)
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe (90)
  • LW: Giovanni Reyna (99)

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It’s clear Reyna isn’t so much concerned about chemistry as about cramming as many quality players as possible into his team. While there’s a lot of pressure on his limited number of defenders to do the dirty work, it still looks like a fun team to muck about with.

Despite the onfield quality, the most eye-catching part of Reyna’s team has to be the name in the top left. It’s not often you see players showing a sense of humor, but we’re all for it.

Reyna’s opponent revealed his pro card scored a last-minute winner in extra time in their FUT Weekend clash, which just shows the value of having access to the best cards in the game.