Will FIFA 20 TOTW be canceled due to Coronavirus? EA respond - Dexerto

Will FIFA 20 TOTW be canceled due to Coronavirus? EA respond

Published: 13/Mar/2020 11:47 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 12:50

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have released an official statement regarding future Team of the Week selections in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team (FUT), after matches were canceled all around the world due to coronavirus fears but some players are still concerned about FUT Champs. 

Many countries have moved to ban large gatherings of people, preventing football fans from attending matches and in some cases – such as Arsenal vs Manchester City – games are also being postponed. Premier League fixtures have since been canceled until the beginning of April following measures that put a ban on handshakes before the game to mitigate the risk of any virus spreading – with other major leagues having followed suit.

With some players reaching out to the developers on social media, wondering what would happen in terms of TOTW and TOTS selections should leagues make the decision to completely suspend play, EA have moved to somewhat reassure players.

Many FIFA 20 players would be devastated if the coronavirus situation led to the cancelation of TOTW and TOTS.

On March 12, EA released their 26th TOTW for FIFA 20, following a brief delay. Some fans have since expressed their concerns about how the suspension of major leagues would impact the football title, but have quickly been met with a response.

Using their official FIFA Direct Communication Twitter account, the devs tweeted: “We will not be releasing TOTW 27 due to the ongoing suspensions of football leagues around the world. However, it will be replaced with player content available in packs and via FUT Champions Player Picks from next week.”

Will FUT Champs be suspended due to Coronavirus?

With the majority of major European leagues now in a suspension period, and no Team of The Week to get excited for, should that stop you playing FUT Champs?

Well, no. EA have confirmed that there will be new content for FUT Champs players through the red player pick packs that come after the Weekend League has concluded. What that will be, however, remains to be seen.

As for further implications, like Team of the Season, it seems that the only logical thing do would be to pick players that have performed well in each league up to the point when matches were suspended.

Presumably, should that turn out to be the case, the stream of constant in-form cards being handed to those who are performing well in real life would have to cease at some stage. Though, we’re not at that point of total content shutdown just yet.


FIFA YouTuber MattHDGamer signs with Turopium Talent Agency

Published: 3/Dec/2020 13:20 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 13:22

by David Purcell


YouTuber Matt ‘MattHDGamer’ Craig has signed with talent agency Turopium Sports and Entertainment, teasing “big” things coming soon as a result of the partnership.

The content creator is best known for his FIFA videos on YouTube, where he boasts an impressive 2.42 million subscribers. He joins a talent roster that already comprises the likes of B0aty, James Buckley, and Onscreen – making the move official on December 2.

During the course of 2020, Matt has racked up millions of views creating Ultimate Team and Football Manager content for his channel — over 800 million since he started out — making it an exciting coup for Turopium.

By the same token, he’s also delighted that the deal has been finalized.

MattHDGamer signs for new talent agency

MattHDGamer and Sadio Mane
MattHDGamer, Instagrsm
MattHDGamer is one of the biggest FIFA YouTubers around, and will only strengthen with this new deal.

Talking about the new partnership, he told Dexerto: “I’m very excited to be working with Liam and the team at Turopium. After what has been a very turbulent year for everyone.

“I am very happy to be working with a team that is so committed to my growth as a creator but also ensuring that I am able to get as much from the experience as I put in. Since signing, I have experienced unmatched professionalism which leaves me incredibly confident that I have made the best decision for my future in the industry.”

Nothing in the way of specific plans have been revealed for this deal, though fans should expect future collaborations with other creators as a result.

FIFA 21 next-gen graphics
FIFA 21 content is what fans have come to expect from the YouTuber.

Liam Parkinson, Managing Director of Turopium Sports and Entertainment, is delighted that the deal is finally over the line.

“Signing Matt is a reflection of the hard work of the team here at Turopium. Our fast growth is a testament to our commitment to ensuring creators receive a higher quality of management than what is typically seen within our industry,” an official statement reads.

“Since day one we have been committed to ensuring that talent not only gets a better level of service, but they feel a part of their own growth and success. I couldn’t be happier to have Matt on-board and I look forward to providing him with a level of service our creators have come to expect from us, whilst also supporting him in becoming even more successful in the gaming space.”

This will be an exciting move for Matt and the agency, of course, but also for his growing fan base as well. With such an established name like Turopium now very much behind the Liverpool supporter, fans will be interested to see where he takes his content next.

Playing his cards close to his chest, he told us: “Keep your eyes peeled, something big is coming soon…”