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FIFA 20 is likely to be one thing of a money cow for EA, however issues have not been all that rosy with the sport’s on-line performance for fairly a while – a state of affairs confirmed by the truth that Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt, probably the greatest FIFA gamers on the planet, lately said that “no-one enjoys enjoying it”. Eek.
FIFA 20’s on-line points have been introduced into even sharper focus over the previous weekend as two skilled gamers have been compelled to settle an official EA qualifier utilizing , old style recreation of Rock, Paper Scissors (thanks, Eurogamer).
The rationale? Server issues meant they could not create the match and due to this fact had no different approach of deciding the end result.
I can not consider it !! @EASPORTSFIFA @EAFIFADirect We actually needed to play a rock paper scissors becauce we couldn’t discover one another to ask in an EA LICENSED QUALIFIER . WTF !! 😭😭 I’m executed— Shaun Galea (@brandsha56) February 29, 2020
Assertion on FUT Champions Cup Stage V Qualifier match between Brandsha56 and Hasoo. #FGS20 pic.twitter.com/g0Rt62iSQV— EA SPORTS FIFA Aggressive Gaming (@EAFIFAesports) March 2, 2020
It could appear that FIFA’s drawback impacted different folks in the course of the ‘Weekend League’ occasion, which EA was compelled to increase for an extra 24 hours:
hours of making an attempt to get into the EA servers. “Please hold making an attempt” pic.twitter.com/sYXsrHOSQ2— M10 Levy (@LevyFrederique) March 1, 2020
Issues grew to become so dangerous that Virgin Media, one of many UK’s largest web service suppliers, appealed to EA for a solution:
Hey, @EAHelp @EAFIFADirect @EASPORTSFIFA @EASPORTS are you able to please get in contact with us by way of DM to debate the problems affecting sure recreation modes? Thanks!— Virgin Media (@virginmedia) March 1, 2020
On condition that FIFA is liable for incomes EA thousands and thousands of dollars each 12 months, you’d suppose that the corporate would have a grip on this case by now. The query is, past skilled gamers, do any of the FIFA fanbase care sufficient to ditch the sequence? And in that case, with so few viable options on the market, the place do they go for his or her digital footy repair?