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EA investigating allegations of their employees selling FIFA 21 Icons

Published: 08:47, 11 March 2021
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screenshot showing Trent Alexander-Arnold in FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5
Trent Alexander-Arnold in FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5

EA Sports have undertaken a thorough internal investigation in response to the allegations of their own workers peddling FIFA 21 Icons on the black market.

A number of screenshots of a private FIFA 21 deal appeared online, where the seller discusses various prices and what's currently in stock. As it turns out,

The real kicker, however, is that the items would be delivered via PSN / EA id, which means a legitimate update. This, in turn, would mean someone in EA is making a buck off of in-game packs, and that others are paying their way to ratings, which absolutely set the community on fire. 

Comments came from just about everyone in the global community, as the allegations bring into question the integrity of the entire FIFA 21 scene, and more. Needless to say, the amount of grinding required to do what the gentleman in the picture paid for is insane, which certainly doesn't help to pacify the community.

In response, EA stated, " We are aware of allegations currently circulating within our community related to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items. A thorough investigation is underway and if we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action. We want to be clear - this type of behavior is unacceptable and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition. We will update the community as we get more clarity on the situation."

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