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Premier League Footballer Christian Fuchs Launches Esports Team and the Name is Incredible

Published: 8/Jun/2018 20:05 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Scott Mahoney

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On the heels of winning the Premier League, Christian Fuchs announces that he will be starting an esports team that will feature a professional FIFA team. 

While other professional football players have been streaming themselves playing Fortnite online, Fuchs has been eyeing the professional FIFA landscape. 

The Leicester City defender will be the first Premier League player to have his own esports team, though ownership of several other rival football clubs have expressed interest in joining the League of Legends professional realm. 

Many sports organizations have already gotten involved in the growing competitive gaming world including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Cavilers, and Los Angeles Rams. 

Fuch marks his entry in fashion by announcing the team’s name, ‘No Fuchs Given.’

At this time it is unclear which titles he intends to expand into; however, the insiders at dailymail believe he is looking to expand beyond FIFA.

In the interview with the dailymail, he did mention he was a huge fan of Overwatch and Fortnite so it is possible that ‘No Fuchs Given’ could expand into those arenas.

Given the ongoing eWorld Cup, it is unlikely we will see a team announcement for this year’s edition of the popular sporting game. 

It appears as if something may already be in the works, though as Fuchs tweeted out for fans to “get ready.”

The new team will likely see itself in headlines, if for no other reason than its controversial name. 

Fuchs is the latest major sports figure to get involved in the booming industry, but we could see more announcements like this in the future. 

As more details on this arise, we will have updates.  

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts EA over FIFA 21 game face rights

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:01

by David Purcell

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AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had the whole world talking about him due to his insane scoring run in Serie A, but has opened a new debate with FIFA 21 makers EA SPORTS over his game face rights. 

His team is sitting pretty at the top of the table in Italy’s top flight, and after scoring two goals in Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli on November 22, much of the talk surrounding the player was about a possible inclusion in Team of the Week 9.

That being said, if there’s one thing Zlatan does better than anybody, it’s control the conversation about him.

Ibrahimovic challenges EA over image rights

He certainly did that on November 23, as he took to Twitter to blast EA SPORTS for using his game face without “permission” – he says.

In a series of tweets, the player said: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport 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 manouver. And for sure I never allowed FIFA.com or Fifpro to make money using me.

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

As expected, the move has sent shockwaves on the social media platform.

The Swede is accusing EA SPORTS of using his face to make money, though his club AC Milan actually signed an exclusive agreement this year to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. The same goes for other EA Official Partner Clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

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AC Milan are one of many EA Official Partner clubs.

There appears to be some confusion about the situation, between player, club and developer, and this story is likely to be a developing one. Should we hear more from Zlatan or other official sources, we’ll be sure to keep this article updated.

Fans of AS Roma will know the feeling of seeing their club restrict devs from using their player likenesses and official club branding in FIFA 21. Should Ibrahimovic pursue this further from a legal standpoint, there’s a chance his likeness could also be restricted for FIFA games in the future.