It’s meant to be a celebration of the greatest FIFA players in the world.
But the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona has been riddled with gaffes that have risked taking attention away from the beautiful game.
The first is absolutely unforgivable.
One of the presenters is Ivan Lapanje – better known as BorasLegend.
He’s one of the most of famous FIFA players on the planet and, arguably, the most respected player within the FIFA community.
You’d think, then, that at the very least EA would get his name right?
Nope – EA called him ‘Hashtag Boris’.
Unsurprisingly, hundreds of fans of noticed, and flocked to Reddit to vent their frustration.
One wrote: “Seriously, I thought last year’s event was bad until I witnessed this s***show.”
Another simply put: “Hashtag Boris HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.”
But it gets worse.
According to fans, EA allegedly mentioned some packs would be dropped into a few lucky players’ accounts if they tuned in and watched the action.
Now, obviously, the probability of winning something is pretty low.
So, as expected, one angry fan tweeted EA ‘thanking’ them for sending through nothing – despite having tuned in and watching the stream.
EA then retweeted the sarcastic email – before realising their mistake and undoing it.
Luckily, it was up there just enough for someone to screen grab it and post on Reddit.
One unhappy gamer said about the prize system: “EA really messed up with their whole drop system.
“There should have been common lower tier drops.
“The drops were so rare that 95% of viewers never got any, and it’s just constant spam in the chat because people don’t know what’s going on. There’s also no confirmation when you link accounts that you’re eligible.”
The Champions Cup is part of the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup, which will see the world’s 32 best FIFA players will compete for the world title.
Qualification runs from November 2017 to June 2018, with the FIFA eWorld Cup taking place at the very end.
Let’s hope EA irons out these issues before the main event.