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FIFA FUT Champs players now being suspended over ‘free wins’

Published: 16/Jun/2020 15:56

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 20 players are apparently now being suspended for giving away free wins in FUT Champs Weekend League – with one player noting that they’ve lost all of their rewards as a result.

FUT Champions Weekend League is the place for FIFA players to really prove their skills – going up against some of the best players in the world during an intense schedule of 30 games. 

Though, there are some out there who are willing to give others a boost by intentionally losing, be it because they’ve already got enough wins for their desired rank, or because the other player has asked them to do so before kick-off. However, it seems as if EA SPORTS are now clamping down on this practice. 

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FUT Champs is where the best FIFA players go head-to-head.

Reddit user TheMachineOf88 revealed that they had received a seven-day ban from playing FIFA online after the June 12-14 Weekend League session. “If you’re thinking of doing a good deed for someone – be careful. Suspension of my account is a testament to this,” the Redditor posted, also revealing an email from EA outlining the suspension. 

The email from EA said that it is “against our rules to intentionally lose matches to benefit an opponent, or to play someone else’s matches.” The statement added that in-game cheating is “not fair play” and “hurts the experience” for everyone who plays the game. 

Got suspended and lost my rewards for giving away wins in Fut Champions from FIFA

Some responses were, obviously, split on the matter. Some players hit out at the game’s developers for putting a focus on the free wins, while others claimed that it is, clearly, against terms of service and could be a permanent ban offence. 

TheMachineOf88 noted that as they were playing on Origin, they ended up playing against a few of their friends because of the small player pool. This, some believe, triggered something to cause the suspension.

It is unclear as to whether or not EA will be hitting console players will similar punishments in the near future, or if this is solely for Origin users. We’ll just have to wait and see.

If you find yourself running into a similar issue, be sure to let us know on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Group Stage countdown: TOTGS start time, predictions

Published: 3/Dec/2020 16:24 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 16:32

by Alex Garton

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FIFA 21’s Team of the Group Stage is a week-long promo that fans look forward to every year. Here are all the details you need to know about this year’s TOTGS.

The UEFA Champions League is underway and that means EA will be introducing the Team of the Group Stage promo to FIFA 21 ultimate team.

The event will introduce a set of new cards for players performing well in the competition’s group stage. As it progresses, these cards will upgrade based on how well their team is doing.

Without further ado, let’s check out everything you need to know about FIFA 21’s TOTGS.

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FIFA 21’s next-gen release arrives on December 4.

When does FIFA 21 TOTGS start?

This year’s Team of the Group Stage will run for a week from December 4 – 6pm (GMT). 

The start date was confirmed by EA SPORTS FIFA on Twitter and it’s fair to say that fans are excited.

FIFA 21 TOTGS predictions

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly which players will be receiving a TOTGS card, but we can make predictions based on players’ performance from the group stage so far.

In terms of standout performances, Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford, and Alassane Plea are all in the top 5 goals scorers at the competition. On top of that, it’s important not to forget how impressive Thiago Silva and Ruben Dias have been defensively in the games they’ve played.

That’s just to mention a few so here’s our comprehensive list of predictions for TOTGS:

  • LW: Diogo Jota – Liverpool
  • LW: Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
  • CB: Thiago Silva – Chelsea
  • CF: Alassane Plea – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • CF: Erling Haaland – Bor. Dortmund
  • RW: Ferran Torres – Manchester City
  • CDM: Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
  • CB: Ruben Dias – Manchester City
  • CF: Alvaro Morata – Juventus FC
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • GK: Edouard Mendy – Chelsea
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne -Manchester City
  • RW: Lional Messi – FC Barcelona
  • LW: Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • LW: Kylian Mbappe – Paris SG

That rounds off our predictions for potential TOTGS candidates. Lucky for us there isn’t too long to wait before EA releases the official team.

We’ll update this page as soon as the TOTGS squad is released tomorrow.