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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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?”

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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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How to complete Matuidi OTW SBC in FIFA 21: cheapest solutions & cost

Published: 18/Oct/2020 19:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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EA SPORTS have released a new SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for Blaise Matuidi’s Ones to Watch special card, and we’ve got the requirements, in-game stats, solutions, cost, and everything else you need to unlock it.

With Ones to Watch being the active promo in FUT 21 right now, EA SPORTS have released another one for players to grab via SBC – Blaise Matuidi.

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Matuidi made his move to the MLS and Inter Miami this offseason from Juventus along with Gonzalo Higuain, and the two international stars were pitted against each other by EA to see who the fans want to receive a OTW card.

Needless to say, the French midfielder beat out his Argentinian teammate and now has his first special card in the new title. All of the details for completing his new squad building challenge can be found below.

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Blaise Matuidi OTW in-game stats

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In-game stats for Matuidi’s OTW SBC card in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.

Since Matuidi hasn’t received any special cards this year, his OTW is identical to his 83-rated base card. As far as pure defensive midfielders go, the World Cup winner boasts all the necessary stats in Defending and Physicality, along with decent-enough Pace, Passing and Dribbling to survive in the midfield.

The only negatives are ones that have always plagued his cards: it only has a two-star weak foot and skill moves, which is why higher-skilled players have always avoided his items.

Blaise Matuidi OTW SBC requirements, solutions, cost

The good news is that unlocking this card via the SBC is actually incredibly cheap; FIFA database site FUTBIN estimates it cost between 16,000 and 18,000 coins on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s only one squad you need to submit, and the requirements for it are not complicated at all:

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  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Players in the Squad: 11

Here are some of the cheapest solutions for this challenge – without requiring any position-change cards or loyalty.

Matuidi's OTW SBC FIFA 21
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Cheapest solution for Matuidi’s OTW SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.
Matuidi OTW SBC FIFA 21
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Another cheap solution for Matuidi’s OTW SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.
Matuidi OTW SBC FIFA 21
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Another cheap solution for Matuidi’s OTW SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT.

Is this SBC worth it?

Whether or not you should do this SBC and get this card is entirely based on if he fits in your squad. As mentioned above, for now, the OTW’s stats are identical to Matuidi’s regular gold card, so you’d be spending way more for an item that’s between 2,000 and 3,000 coins.

That said, if the French star begins to tear up the MLS for Inter Miami, or picks up a cheeky In-Form during an international break for France, his live item would upgrade to become even better, at which point you’d start seeing the value of doing this challenge.

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Either way, you have only until Wednesday, October 21 to do the SBC before it expires for good.