Electronic Arts is doing research accusations leveled at an anonymous company employee who is allegedly using access to the firm’s internal tools to selling FIFA Ultimate Team cards of FIFA 21 for hundreds of euros. During the last hours, screenshots of conversations with this employee of the support team and videos have been published on social networks that, according to the movement #EAGATE, they will demonstrate what happened.
The Twitter account @FutArcade has published several images showing the conversationn in which an employee of the American brand sells FUT rare cards (Icon and Equipment of the Year) for real money in amounts up to 1000 euros. The supposed EA worker tries to convince the potential buyer by saying that other players are paying thousands of dollars for Icon Moments cards and then selling them for in-game Coins.
The employee offers two different packages in the broadcast conversation: three Rare Icons for 750 euros or three Rare Icons and two Team of the Year players for 100 euros. To complete the transaction, the customer must share the Electronic Arts ID or account from PlayStation Network, Xbox Live or EA Play for the worker to add the packages to the player’s account.
So we grind/trade/open packs and cant touch these PIM players but EA employees sell them to people secretly for $1,700?!?! LOL I respect the grind but my god… pic.twitter.com/CCnhjZbcgH— Nick 🇨🇦 (@Nick28T) March 10, 2021
The streamer Nick28T has published on his Twitter account more images of conversations and screenshots of the game where an EA employee allegedly adds rare FUT cards to another player’s account in exchange for real money, specifically, up to 1700 euros. The following video is supposedly proof of what happened: they look Icon Moments cards from Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and other difficult to get.
Video proof?!? I mean this could just be an EA Dev though or an actual employee? Who knows anymore. Its all allegations, lets just hope EA makes a statement on this and stays honest with us. #FUT21 #FIFA21 pic.twitter.com/lzqGMDE5S3— Nick 🇨🇦 (@Nick28T) March 10, 2021
EA investigates what happened and describes the situation as “unacceptable”
“We are aware of the allegations that are currently circulating in our community related to issues of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team “, says a representative of EA to the means VGC. “It is in process an in-depth investigation, and if we identify inappropriate behavior, we will take action quickly“.
The company marks what is alleged to have happened as “unacceptable”: “We understand how this creates concern about the unfair balance in play and competition. We will inform the community when we have clearer the situation “, concludes the representative of Electronic Arts.
The letters Icon They represent former football stars and are the rarest in FUT. There are different types and with different statistics, representing footballers like Maradona and Pel at different moments of their careers; the Icon Moments They are the most coveted for their increased statistics. The Team of the Year cards They were introduced last January and are made up of the best footballers of 2020, but with improved statistics.
FIFA 21 is available in Spain and the rest of the world for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PS4, Xbox One y Nintendo Switch.