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FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS | FUT Team of the Season

Published: 7/Jun/2019 14:48 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 1:46

by David Cotton

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This year’s FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS squad has officially been unveiled. FUT 19 Serie A Team of the Season items will be live in Ultimate Team packs until 6pm (UK time), June 14, 2019. The following players were selected by EA SPORTS as the top performers from Italy’s Serie A League throughout the 2018/19 football season.

Carrying on from the release of last week’s FIFA 19 La Liga TOTS, this is the fourth and penultimate top European league to be awarded Team of the Season cards in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. The final top European league (Ligue 1) will become available on Friday, June 14, 2019, along with another smaller league or regional FIFA 19 TOTS Squad.

Along with this main FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS squad entering FUT packs, more Serie A Team of the Season items will be released through SBCs (Squad Building Challenges) and Weekly Objectives. Players made available via SBCs and Objectives will remain untradeable, meaning that users will be unable to sell them on the FUT transfer market.

More: FIFA 19 TOTS Predictions | FUT 19 Team of the Season


FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS Squad

The following players will be available as red player pick items in the next FUT Champions Weekend League Rewards.

FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS Squad

Starting XI

  • GK: Salvatore Sirigu 93 (Italy / Torino)
  • CB: Kalidou Koulibaly 96 (Senegal / Napoli)
  • CB: Giorgio Chiellini 95 (Italy / Juventus)
  • RB: João Cancelo 94 (Portugal / Juventus)
  • CB: Armando Izzo 93 (Italy / Torino)
  • CAM: Alejandro Gómez 95 (Argentina / Atalanta)
  • CAM: Radja Nainggolan 93 (Belgium / Inter Milan)
  • CM: Rodrigo Javier De Paul 92 (Argentina / Udinese)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo 99 (Portugal / Juventus)
  • ST: Fabio Quagliarella 96 (Italy / Sampdoria)
  • ST: Josip Iličić 94 (Slovenia / Atalanta)

Substitutes & Reserves

  • GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma 95 (Italy / AC Milan)
  • CB: Gianluca Mancini 87 (Italy / Atalanta)
  • CM: Fabián Ruiz 92 (Spain / Napoli)
  • LM: Stephan El Shaarawy 92 (Italy / Roma)
  • RM: Manuel Lazzari 87 (Italy / Spal)
  • ST: Duván Zapata 94 (Colombia / Atalanta)
  • ST: Krzysztof Piątek 91 (Poland / AC Milan)
  • RW: Federico Chiesa 91 (Italy / Fiorentina)
  • CF: Joaquín Correa 91 (Argentina / Lazio)

Serie A Team of the Season SBCs

Flashback Alex Sandro (93)

FIFA 19 Flashback Alex Sandro 93 FUT Card
200

Available until 6pm UK, June 14, 2019.

TOTS Dries Mertens (95)

FIFA 19 TOTS Dries Mertens SBC FUT Card
200

Available until 6pm UK, June 15, 2019.

TOTS Moments Luis Muriel (87)

FIFA 19 TOTS Moments Luis Muriel SBC FUT Card
200

Available until 6pm UK, June 14, 2019.

TOTS Moments Mauro Icardi (94)

FIFA 19 TOTS Moments Mauro Icardi SBC FUT Card
200

Available until 6pm UK, June 16, 2019.


Weekly Objectives (June 7-14, 2019)

TOTS Suso (91)

FIFA 19 TOTS Suso 91 Weekly Objective Reward
200

Assist using Spanish players in 9 separate Rivals wins to earn a TOTS Suso [Untradeable]

Nicolò Zaniolo (87)

FIFA 19 TOTS Zaniolo 87 Weekly Objective Reward
200

Assist 15 goals using Italian players in Squad Battles on min. World Class difficulty to earn a TOTS Zaniolo [Untradeable]


Has this year’s FIFA 19 Serie A TOTS squad lived up to your expectations? Which of these FUT 19 Serie A Team of the Season cards are you hoping to include in your own Ultimate Team? Feel free to get in touch and let us know your thoughts via Twitter.

(Last updated: 6pm UK, June 13, 2019).

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EA SPORTS hit with FIFA 21 scripting lawsuit for “dictating outcomes”

Published: 1/Dec/2020 2:36 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 2:39

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS has been hit with a new United States federal lawsuit, which alleges Electronic Arts “unlawfully increases game difficulty” ⁠— dubbed ‘scripting’ by a number of FIFA 21 fans ⁠— in a deliberate effort to sell more Ultimate Team packs.

The lawsuit, Zajonc v. Electronic Arts, was brought to Californian court by three FIFA 21 gamers, Jason Zajnoc, Danyael Williams, and Pranko Lozano. In the suit, they claimed EA SPORTS uses “deceptive practices” and “false advertising” to drive sales in their FUT mode.

The lawsuit suggests EA willingly and “unlawfully” tricks FIFA players into buying Ultimate Team loot boxes by “utilizing artificial intelligence technologies that adjust game difficulty dynamically.” As mentioned, this is known as ‘scripting’ by fans.

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Zajonc v. Electronic Arts alleges FIFA 21 alters matches to sell loot boxes.

The main charge laid by the plaintiffs is based around EA’s failure to alert FIFA 21 customers about ‘scripting’ features, which are having a direct impact on matches.

“Unbeknownst to most… EA utilizes technologies like ‘Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment’ and ‘Adaptive Difficulty.’ These technologies use heuristic prediction and intervention to dictate or even influence outcomes, thereby keeping gamers more engaged,” the suit, filed in November, reads.

These features, DDA and AD, are designed to adjust player stat points ⁠— both on the front of the card, and in-game ⁠— in an effort to influence the result. This can lead to bad passes, poor shots, and wildly varying pace for FIFA players.

EA are "unlawfully" tricking FIFA players into buying Ultimate Team packs, the Californian lawsuit alleges.
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EA is “unlawfully” tricking players into buying FIFA points and Ultimate Team packs, the Californian lawsuit alleges.

All of this, the plaintiffs allege, is designed to do one thing: sell more FIFA 21 Ultimate Team packs, dubbed “loot boxes” in similar cases. “This [triggers] a self-perpetuating cycle,” the complaint charges, “leading them to purchase additional player packs in hopes of receiving better players and being more competitive.”

According to the plaintiffs, EA SPORTS has violated Californian consumer protection laws, has conducted false advertising and unjust enrichment through their practices.

The case, which has not yet been certified as a class action, also regards EA’s other juggernaut franchises, including Madden and NHL. The NFL and hockey titles are two more games in EA’s stables that utilize an ‘Ultimate Team’ mode.

FIFA 21 players often report shots going off target, wrong passes, and slow players as "scripting" kicks in.
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FIFA 21 players often report shots going off target, wrong passes, and slow players as “scripting” kicks in.

EA has responded to the Zajonc v. Electronic Arts lawsuit. The FIFA 21 publishers wrote, “We believe the claims are baseless and misrepresent our games.”

This is far from the first time EA SPORTS has come under fire for Ultimate Team packs either. The publishers have been accused of operating an “illegal” gambling system in Canada, and are facing $11.7m worth of fines in the Netherlands and France for similar reasons.

Earlier this year, EA hit an “all-time high” in FIFA microtransactions. The company made nearly $1 billion through in-game sales alone in Sep-Dec 2019. A slice of this was then used to lure David Beckham into an exclusive £40m rights deal.