There's no doubt that the world has been stunned by the recent events unfolding in Eastern Europe. Affecting so many different facets of everyday life in so many ways, everyone has felt the tremors of the ongoing conflict.
We've already seen many brave stances of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and consequent shunning of the Russian nation. People around the world are doing their part to support good and fight evil in any way they can to help resolve the situation.
Now game developers for one of the most popular franchises of all time have stepped up to the plate, with immediate action. EA Sports has removed Russian teams from FIFA, here's everything you need to know.
EA removing Russian teams from FIFA titles
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, EA Sports is taking action to show their stark disagreement against this aggression. This certainly follows the trend in the world of football as UEFA has barred Russian clubs and National teams from participating in sanctioned competitions.
And it certainly keeps up EA Sports' commitment to high standards on and off the field, as was demonstrated by the recent removal of Mason Greenwood from FIFA 22. The Manchester United forward was arrested on charges of domestic abuse and has been suspended from club activities since.
Now the game developers have decided to remove Russian clubs and National teams from FIFA products to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The FIFA ban includes the following titles, FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile, and FIFA Online.
Here's the official statement from EA Sports:
A statement from EA SPORTS FIFA: pic.twitter.com/v3pZvpblgS— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) March 2, 2022
While there was no specific mention of existing Russian Ultimate Team players, it would seem like their days are numbered in FIFA 22, to avoid players using them as major trade chips on the FUT Transfer Market. Expect to see the last of Russian players and teams in FIFA over the next week, and it will certainly be interesting to follow how EA Sports handles things going forward for future FIFA titles.
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