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FIFA 20 FUT Champs players furious as red player pick rewards are broken

Published: 2/Jan/2020 13:49 Updated: 3/Jan/2020 10:18

by David Purcell


UPDATE 03/01/19: EA have responded to reports that Ultimate Team’s Weekend League rewards and red player picks have been bugged for a number of players, revealing a timeframe in which we can expect to see the issue resolved.


FIFA 20 players have been grinding their way through all 30 matches in the FUT Champions Weekend League during the weekend after Christmas, but were given a huge shock when the rewards were made available.

There are different ranks that players can achieve in the Weekend League, with those who have recorded more than six victories in the game mode being able to pick one of a selection of cards.

The higher you rank, the more of these cards you can choose to keep as a reward. With that being said, after the rewards were released on January 2 – just like they are every Thursday – players couldn’t believe what had happened to their apparent red card picks.

Image result for fifa 20 red player picksFUT Champs red player picks can include some of the best cards the game has to offer.

EA SPORTS’ online assistance Twitter account, EA Help, received a number of complaints regarding the picks, with members of the community claiming that instead of red in-form cards to choose from, they were simply being offered a bunch of regular cards.

One Twitter user, Aidan Wagg, tweeted: “Just loaded up FIFA 20 to open my FUT Champions rewards and instead of a red player pick I got normal gold cards. Can you help?”

When will FIFA 20 FUT Champs players get their rewards? 

The number of games and victories that players have to grind their way through during a weekend in order to obtain these rewards is grueling enough to turn some players away from the challenge. Those who haven’t yet been handed the correct prizes for doing so are understandably upset.

Thankfully for players left without their hard-earned red Player Picks, EA SPORTS have since addressed the issue publicly. The publishers have confirmed there was a problem and that the development team is working on resolving the issues – claiming the correct rewards will be granted within two days.

The official FIFA Direct Communications Twitter account tweeted on January 2: “Hey folks, we’ve begun to resolve the player Pick Rewards which contained incorrect Items. You can expect to get the correct Player Pick Rewards within 2 days. Thanks for your patience.”

It is unclear as to whether or not this rewards glitch has affected every player who took part in the Weekend League after Christmas, but one thing is for sure, a fix is now confirmed to be on the way.

Those affected by the problem would be advised to contact EA directly or monitor the situation on social media, via the EA Help or FIFA Direct Communications handles.


EA SPORTS responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s FIFA 21 licensing threats

Published: 26/Nov/2020 8:24

by Andrew Amos


The developers of FIFA 21, EA SPORTS, has responded to threats by AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his agent to sue the publisher over the licensing of his “likeness.” EA claims that “it’s not their fight,” saying FIFPro should step in.

Zlatan might be sitting pretty on top of the Serie A with AC Milan, netting 10 goals in six games to help the Rossoneri remain undefeated, however, he was seeing red at EA using his “likeness” in FIFA 21.

The Swedish star, who has featured in numerous FIFA titles, challenged EA over the rights to use his image. He claimed EA did not seek his permission, and because he wasn’t a member of FIFPro, he wasn’t covered by their license.

“Who gave FIFA EA Sports permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of FIFpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird maneuver. And for sure I never allowed or FIFPro to make money using me,” he said.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

Ibrahimovic’s stance was backed by his agent Mino Raiola, who told British paper The Telegraph that over 300 players were considering legal action.

However, EA has responded to Zlatan’s claims, stating the fight isn’t meant to be fought with the developer, but with FIFPro themselves.

“The licensing arguments being played out in social media for effect are not an issue for EA or EA Sports. This is between FIFPro, the players within their association, and their representatives. FIFPro has told us this is their issue, and they’re handling it ⁠— we expect a statement to that effect imminently,” the developers told Forbes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an AC Milan kit in FIFA
EA claims Zlatan should be fighting FIFPro, not the developers, over using his likeness in FIFA 21.

“This isn’t our fight. This isn’t about EA Sports or video games, players or fans. It’s a battle between football agents and FIFPro.”

EA also stated they had worked with Raiola to help market FIFA 21 using Erling Haaland, one of his clients. EA also said they have “enjoyed a great working relationship” with Ibrahimovic,

AC Milan signed an exclusive agreement with EA SPORTS in 2020 to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. Other partner clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan, are also part of this agreement.

Ibrahimovic is yet to respond to EA’s statement.