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FIFA 20 Eredivisie & Chinese Super League TOTSSF | Ziyech, Hulk, Promes

Published: 25/May/2020 18:05 Updated: 25/May/2020 19:27

by Isaac McIntyre

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Just days after dropping a blockbuster Serie A Team of the Season So Far (TOTSSF) squad, EA SPORTS have done a big double release ⁠— the Eredivisie, as well as the Chinese Super League team have arrived. 

The end of each FIFA release cycle holds some of the biggest and best teams available: the mega-upgraded Teams of the Season. This year, EA has taken a slightly different route with TOTSSF, but the teams are as impressive as ever.

Last year, the Eredivisie came at the same time as the Serie A, while China’s squad dropped in-game alongside the MLS right before the Ultimate TOTS was released right at the end of the event. This time, they have arrived together.

FIFA 20 Eredivisie TOTS So Far

There are 11 players including in this year’s Eredivisie Team of the Season So Far, and it’s no surprise that the squad is full of Ajax players. It’s headlined by the likes of 96-rated Ziyech, who will be Chelsea colors soon, as well as 95 Promes, 93 Tagliafico, and more.

EA SPORTSThe full Eredivisie Team of the Season So Far (TOTS) in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.
  • CAM: Ziyech 96
  • LM: Promes 95
  • CDM: Van De Beek 94
  • LW: Idrissi 94
  • LB: Tagliafico 93
  • CB: Blind 92
  • RB: Dumfries 90
  • ST: Dessers 89
  • CM: Midtsjo 89
  • CDM: Koopmeiners 88
  • GK: Bizot 88

Eredivisie TOTSSF Objectives

EA have also released a 12th player – 91-rated Lisandro Martinez – via a new set of Objectives that are available now in-game.

FIFA 20 Chinese Super League TOTS So Far

The CSL TOTSSF squad is stacked with some several high-profile Brazilians, which makes sense since so many of them have moved to China over the past several years. Fan-favorites like Paulinho and Hulk have been given some incredible stat boosts and look like they’ll be a lot of fun to use in FUT.

EA SPORTSThe full CSL Team of the Season So Far (TOTS) in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.
  • CM: Paulinho 95
  • RW: Hulk 94
  • CM: Renato Augusto 94
  • CM: Oscar 93
  • ST: Zahavi 92
  • ST: Alex Teixeira 91
  • ST: Johnathan 91
  • CB: Kim Min Jae 88
  • RB: Tang Miao 86
  • GK: Liu Dianzuo 84
  • CB: Li Ang 84

CSL TOTSSF SBC

The CSL’s 12th player is 90-rated Elkeson, a striker who stars for Shanghai SIPG F.C. and is one of the league’s more prolific attackers.

Haven’t built your FIFA 20 team around players from the Dutch or Chinese leagues? That’s fair enough; there are plenty of TOTSSF superstars to pick up from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A now too. Ligue 1 will likely be released next week.

⁠For all Team of the Season So Far and FIFA news, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK to get the team lists and news as soon as it’s made available.

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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.