EA has challenged a Twitter post about the ‘true cost’ of a dream FUT team, telling Mirror Football they ‘challenge the premise of these theories’.
Last week FIFA player ScudzTV started a Twitter thread, which later went viral, that claimed to work out the ‘true cost’ of obtaining a ‘dream 100 million coin’ FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, which included eleven special FUT Icon players.
In response, EA has exclusively revealed its position on the recent speculation to Mirror Football.
“We’re aware there has been recent speculation on what it takes to have a great FIFA Ultimate Team in EA SPORTS FIFA,” An EA Spokesperson exclusively told Mirror Football.
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“While we respect the effort and creativity to map out possible paths to greatness, we challenge the premise of these theories.
“There are a lot of assumptions being made in the calculations.
“For example, you can’t accurately calculate how many coins you would earn from trading as that would depend on your skill as a trader.
“There are also other aspects of the game that contribute to building your club such as SBCs, Objectives and Draft, which have to be accounted for as well.
“As importantly, FIFA is a game of skill. The skill of the player is the greatest factor in the outcome of matches or challenges in FIFA — a strong player can be successful whether their team is bronze, silver, gold or a mixture of all three.
“You don’t need the highest rated players in the game in order to win.
“In the real world, no football club has the world’s highest rated players in each of the 11 positions.
“While it’s possible to field the “top 11” in FUT if skilled enough with substantive time investment, it’s certainly not intended or expected that players would field a squad like this.
“To say otherwise disrespects the many players who spend time learning and loving the game; mastering a skill-move, set-pieces, timed finishing, pitch vision/passing lanes; working their craft; building/tearing down/rebuilding their team like so many managers, and working on the tactics to help them win.
“That’s the magic and fun of the game for those players.
“Investment is a choice players can make, just like in the real world. Some teams build through investment, and that’s a choice for owners, front offices and managers in real-world sports, just as it’s a choice in EA SPORTS FIFA.
“If the premise here is that players want the best players in the world on their team so they can improve, compete online and play against the best, they can do that in FIFA for no additional investment — you can play as Liverpool or Man City or PSG whenever you like.
“There’s no one path to winning the league. There’s no one path to the Champions League. There’s no one path to the World Cup. And there is no one path to being successful in EA SPORTS FIFA.
“That’s as it should be.”
The initial post from @ScudzTV, posted on March 16, was made after EA released a statement directly to Mirror Football, regarding professional FIFA players and how much they invest into the game.
“FIFA Ultimate Team is a multi-faceted game of skill,” EA told Mirror Football.
It’s important to note that you can acquire all items in the game without ever spending money, with purchases being entirely optional.
“Any professional competitive player needs to demonstrate the skills of the meta-game in order to be considered proficient enough to compete at an Elite level, which includes trading, economy monitoring, squad rotation and challenge completion.”
Following this statement, FIFA player @ScudzTV decided to crunch the numbers himself and work out the ‘true cost’ of how much time, or money, it would take for him to obtain his ‘dream’ FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
In the initial tweet, @ScudzTV posted a picture of what would be his ‘Dream’ team on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
The team featured 11 FUT Icons, including Player Moments Ronaldo, Player Moments Pele, Player Moments Ronaldinho and many more, you can check out the team in the picture below.
He then sought to ‘work out’ how long, or how much money it could take, for him to obtain this team on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
“Lets talk @EASPORTSFIFA,” Said @ScudzTV.
“Here’s my dream team, a mere 100 million coin team. So this is ‘achievable’ & here are my options according to you.
“1 – Play games … 100 Million Coins of gameplay.
“Assuming an average of 1,500 coins a game (accounting for weekly rewards) that’s a mere 66,666 games.
“At an average of 20 minutes a game, that’s a mere 22,000 hours of gameplay or 916 days of gameplay 24/7.
“2 – ‘monitoring the market’ … 100 Million Coins of trading.
“Assuming an average of 10,000 coins profit per trade I need to make a mere 10,000 trades.
“Assuming I trade 10k every 10 minutes, I will need to trade for 1,650 hours or 69 days of trading 24/7
“Spending £££ … 100 Million Coins from FIFA Points.
“Assuming an average of 100,000 coins profit per 12k FIFA Points spend.
“I need to purchase 1000x 12k FP At a cost of £79.99 per 12k, I will need to spend a total of £79,990 on FIFA Points.
What do you make of EA’s position on obtaining a ‘dream’ FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?
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