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EA permaban FIFA player Kurt0411 from all their games and services

Published: 23:56, 24 February 2020
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If you're one of the players that follow EA's FIFA franchise, then Kurt Fenech, a.k.a. Kurt0411 needs no introduction, being one their biggest fans and more recently biggest critics. Unfortunately, EA deemed his recent threats to be the final straw.

You may recall that EA banned Kurt0411 for vitriolic FIFA 19 comments back in October 2018. As romantic as the internet found that this was just EA's devious attempt to silence one of the most prominent and outspoken FIFA 19 critics, this wasn't the case.

Now, constructive criticism is a valuable tool for developers, doubly so when it's from long-time fans, and you could say that EA were still quite lenient with Fenech's outbursts.

Unfortunately, what at the time qualified as ad hominem attacks and just plain toxicity and/or saltiness, turned into actual threats, prompting EA to take more radical measures this time.

"In November 2019, after a series of Code of Conduct violations as part of the EA Sports FIFA Global Series in which he threatened employees and other players, Kurt0411 was banned from competing or attending any EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series events or future competitions", their posts read. 

The publisher claims that Fenech has since only increased his efforts, posting "abusive and threatening messages and videos about EA employees and competitive players on social media", even inviting others to do the same. 

As a result, Kurt0411's account is banned from accessing EA's games and services as of today. It's safe to assume that we're talking about EA's entire repertoire, including the likes of Apex Legends and Anthem, as the company cites company-wide Terms of Service.

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