FIFA 20 FUT Champs cheating exposed by pro player - Dexerto
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FIFA 20 FUT Champs cheating exposed by pro player

Published: 8/Jun/2020 16:43

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS have been urged to look into possible cheating in FIFA 20 Weekend League, as a professional player has uncovered a potential problem with the FUT Champs competition. 

As players will know by now, the event takes place every weekend and participants can take part in up to 30 matches during that time. The more games you win, the more rewards you end up with.

However, after seeing his quest to make it into the Top 100 levels scuppered by potential cheaters, pro player Harry ‘Honey Badger’ Blackmore shed light on one of the tournament’s darkest secrets – and has since received the backing of many other members of the community to have it investigated.

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Some FIFA 20 players can’t believe those who appear to be cheaters are placing higher than them in FUT Champs.

After sifting through different accounts on the Champs channel, the New Zealander discovered that user SaLoOoM_14 had 52 match replays instead of 30, and was placed at 14th in the rankings for that particular weekend.

He explains: “I’m not really too sure how you can have this many. A lot of them are DNFs and drawing at like two all, one all, 1-1, and even one of them he’s losing, concedes a goal in the 90th minute and he just quits the match. He still finishes as 30-0, with one of the highest skill ratings in the world.”

The following clip shows the player at 2-2 in the 40th minutes, where they quit, and another in the dying embers after conceding a well-worked goal.

Honey Badger’s post has been retweeted by many other players in the time since, including by YouTuber Craig ‘NepentheZ’ Douglas , who urged EA SPORTS to look into the matter, and those same sentiments have been shared by a number of other members of the community as well.

“This cheat is rampant in WL at the moment, and deserves to be acknowledged and addressed by EA,” NepentheZ added.

With cheaters managing to come away with the best possible rewards, even after quitting matches, while others are grinding away all weekend for the same prizes, it does call the online competition into disrepute.

We shall be reaching out to EA about the matter and will update our readers accordingly, should they respond.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 8 live: Mane, Kante, Goretzka, more

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:00 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 18:13

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 8, is now live in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s the full squad and everything we know about the new upgraded team.

International games are in focus this week, as a number of European squads looked to solidify their spots for Euro 2020. The feel-good story of the weekend was Scotland, who qualified for an international tournament for the first time since making the World Cup in 1998.

In regards to potential in-form cards, there were a number of standout stars; Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Timo Werner, and Riyad Mahrez all shone this weekend.

Not every domestic competition was on break though, either. Shun Nagasawa could well have booked himself a TOTW spot, after scoring a hat-trick against Gamba Osaka in the J1 League early on Saturday evening at Suita City Stadium.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including the newest Team of the Week lineup in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Team of the Week 8 – full TOTW squad

Overall, this is one of the better TOTW squads released so far in FUT 21. Headlining the team are the likes of 91-rated Sadio Mane, 89 N’Golo Kante, and a trio of 86-rated cards, including Insigne, Goretzka, and Mahrez.

There’s a handful of hero cards as well, although none of them seem too usable except for Alex Teixeira, whose Brazilian nationality makes him a viable choice.

Team of the Week 8 start time

On November 18, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the eighth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 8 promo began at 6pm (UK time), as per usual. That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 8 player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

Gini Wijnaldum dances in Liverpool kit in FIFA 21.
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Despite his strong performances over the international break, Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum did not receive an In-Form.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 8 predictions

Make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 8 predictions as we compiled a list of all the players that we thought could get those IF cards this week; let’s see how many we ended up getting right:

  • Yann Sommer – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Marek Rodak – Fulham
  • Denzel Dumfries – PSV
  • Philip Max – PSV
  • Harry Maguire – Manchester United
  • Raphael Varane – Real Madrid
  • Guillermo Maripán –AS Monaco
  • N’golo Kante – Chelsea
  • Orbelin Pineda – Cruz Azul
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool
  • Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich
  • Arturo Vidal – Inter Milan
  • Alex Iwobi – Everton 
  • Achraf Hakimi – Inter Milan
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Ryan Christie – Celtic
  • Shun Nagasawa –  Vegalta Sendai
  • Michy Batshuayi – Crystal Palace
  • Vincent Aboubakar – Besiktas
  • Dejan Kulusevski – Juventus
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea
Achraf Hakimi OTW owners will be licking their lips after the Moroccan's performances in the African Cup of Nations.
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Achraf Hakimi OTW owners will be licking their lips after the Moroccan’s performances in the African Cup of Nations.

So, there you have it ⁠— everything you need to know about Team of the Week 8!

Which ones are you thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know on Twitter, @UltimateTeamUK!