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FIFA 20 pro Jas Singh banned after hitting back at “racist” insults

Published: 17/Nov/2019 15:50 Updated: 17/Nov/2019 15:55

by Joe Craven

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Popular FIFA 20 pro player Jas ‘Jas1875’ Singh has received a ban from an upcoming event for threatening a fellow competitor. However, Singh states that he was “racially insulted” prior to making the threats.

Followers of the FIFA 20 competitive scene will likely be familiar with Jas Singh, who has been around the top players in the world since early 2018, when he signed for fabled esports organization Team Envy.

He represented Chelsea in the ePremierLeague 2019, finishing an impressive 3-4th. Singh has since moved to fellow Premier League side West Ham United, representing the Irons since October 2019. 

On November 16, Singh was temporarily banned from competing in the FIFA 20 season as a result of violent threats made against other players.

EAJas’ ban, in full.

As a result, he has been “disinvited” from FIFA 20’s second major event, the FUT Champions Cup Stage II, which takes place from Nosvember 22-24 in Bucharest, Romania. 

In a Twitter video from November 16, Singh explains his side of story. After qualifying for the FUT Champions Cup Stage II – which requires you to be a Top 32 player in the world – Jas was banned from attending after making violent threats against a fellow FIFA pro, Nawiid110, who is also known as ‘GoalMachine’ or just ‘Nawid’.

“He said things like I’ll shave your beard, I’ll shave your head,” said Singh. “As you guys know I’m a practicing Sikh so that sort of thing isn’t a light joke. That’s a really racial insult… I took that very angrily and I responded to it angrily.” 

Jas concluded his video by stating his regret for making the insults, but also his shock for receiving a punishment after being racially antagonized. “For someone racially abusing me and me standing up for myself… it hurts right now,” he finished. 

GoalMachine has received a more serious punishment, seeing him suspended from the next two major tournaments. He was also dropped from AS Roma esports. 

On November 16, he posted screenshots on Twitter showing the group chat in which the threats were made by Singh, and the comments were made by Nawid. 

Warning: Some readers may find the comments offensive. 

Despite the controversy surrounding the ban, EA do not seem to be backing down and Singh has accepted his ban. GoalMachine has not publicly responded to the incident, other than posting screenshots to his Twitter.

There was a mixed response from the community and fellow professionals. Kurt0411, a pro player banned earlier this year for spitting on EA’s logo, voiced his empathy for Singh, stating that: The state they’ve (EA) put this scene in is so bad and so unhealthy. We need another committee deciding stuff like this because these guys are absolutely clueless”. 

However, others argued that despite the provocation Jas overreacted, and that Nawid was “joking”. 

There are increasing calls for the FIFA scene to be outsourced to external companies, given EA’s attachment to their own game. 

Many, including Kurt0411, argue that this impacts their decision making and people are not freely allowed to voice their opinions, particularly when criticizing the games in question. 

We will update you on this story where necessary. 

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FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions: Mahrez, Griezmann, Coman

Published: 30/Nov/2020 13:34

by Connor Bennett

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Team of the Week is back for TOTW in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. However, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best team we’ve ever seen. 

It might feel like FIFA 21 has been out forever, but the game is still in its infancy as Ultimate Team promos continue to roll out.

We’ve had Rulebreakers, Black Friday, Record Breakers, and Road to the Final get underway already – and we can even start to look forward to FUTMas in the coming days as December is about to get underway.

Amongst all the pop-up promos, Team of the Week remains a constant. We’ve had a best of Team of the Week appar already as well, but away from that, the spotlight turns to TOTW 10 and what that could offer. 

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Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann should feature in TOTW 10.

Truth be told, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best Team of the Week that’s ever graced FIFA – purely because it looks like it’s lacking big names. 

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman look to be the standout players – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also making their way in. 

Karl Toko-Ekambi played a part in all three of Lyon’s goals in their win over Reims, so he’s in – which should help Ligue 1 squad owners. Similarly, RB Leipizig’s Angelino deserves a boost after his performance, as does Leeds United’s Raphinha.

FIFA 21 TOTW 10 Predictions | Team of the Week 10

  • GK: Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • GK: Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • LB: Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • RB: Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • RB: Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • CB: Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • CB: Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • CDM: Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • CM: Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • CM: Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • CM: Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM: Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • RM: Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • RM: Raphinha – Leeds United
  • RW: Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • RW: Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • LW: Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • LW: Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • CAM: Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • ST: Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • ST: Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • ST: Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • ST: Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon

Obviously, we’ve not chosen to give Edison Cavani a slot despite his late-game heroics for Manchester United against Southampton.

The Uruguayan forward doesn’t have a United card in-game, and while EA has given player an IF before a base card, we just don’t know if they’ll do the same here. Either way, we’ll just have to see what happens on Wednesday, December 2!