- Record-breaking Tekkz claims "no-one enjoys playing" FIFA.
- Outburst comes moments after booking a place in the semifinal of FUT Champions Cup IV.
- Further embarrassment for EA after a year of mishaps.
Moments after securing a place in the FIFA 20 FUT Champions Cup IV one of the game's biggest stars - Donovan “Tekkz” Hunt - used his post-match interview to take fire at the game claiming that “no-one enjoys playing it”.
Tekkz made the comments after defeating Pedro "Resende" Henrique Soares, 2-1, in a match that had few clear cut chances, something that has become the norm in FIFA 20 with many blaming the “Overload Ball Side” tactical instruction, adopted by most players, that makes it practically impossible for attacking teams to break down defences, leading to games with little to no shots.
Donning a pair of sunglasses he said: “Everyone game on FIFA 20 is a 50/50, he’ll win this one, I will win the next one. Because the game is so unrewarding, anyone can win, guys who aren’t good can win on FIFA 20.”
FIFA 20 vs FIFA 18— Alekzandur (@Alekzandur) February 21, 2020
6 games, 6 goals (4 in one).
8 games, 49 goals.
Which one would you rather play/watch? pic.twitter.com/7EmV0dlRMP
Players of the game, professional or otherwise, have been growing increasingly dissatisfied with the state of the game. The issues have been numerous with the "Overload Ball Side" meta just one of a list that includes issues with FIFA Ultimate Team rewards, poor server performance, and a "pay2win" model that has some players investing thousands of pounds at the start of every game cycle in a bid to be competitive.
EA has stated, after the release of the latest patch, they were "continuing to look into Overload Ball Side" which has led some to ask why it hadn’t been addressed in a patch that brought in just some minor cosmetic fixes.
We are continuing to look into Overload Ball Side and your feedback on it.— FIFA Direct Communication (@EAFIFADirect) February 11, 2020
We'll have more to share about this in the upcoming weeks.
Tekkz’s outburst comes at a bad team for EA Sports, the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode is coming under increasing scrutiny - a lawsuit has been filed in French courts by two Parisian lawyers on behalf of their client who indebted himself after becoming addicted to buying packs in the popular game mode - which the lawyers likened to a “gambling game". This follows similar lawsuits in Holland and Belgium.
It has yet to be seen if EA will punish Tekkz for his comments. The company has not been kind to those that have spoken out in the past. Kurt "Kurt04011" was banned from all official FIFA events after making comments on his Twitch channel that EA deemed "beyond acceptable smack talk".
FUT Champions Cup IV Paris returns tomorrow for the final day of action, where Tekkz will be going up against Brazillian "Felipe 151" in the semifinal of the Xbox bracket.