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EA Sports Launch Investigation After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards

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EA Sports Launch Investigation After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards

EA Sports says they are currently investigating allegations that one of its employees has been selling extremely rare Ultimate Team Icon cards for cash in a scandal labelled #EAGate on social media.

#EAGate has been trending on Twitter in the past 24 hours after the serious allegations emerged.

It began when leaked direct messages claimed to show a conversation between an alleged EA Sports employee selling FUT cards for real cash. In fact, screenshots show that these sales would cost €750-€1000.

Twitter user @FutArcade posted the alleged screenshots on social media, where it appears the employee is offering to use the customer's PlayStation or EA ID to directly add packs to their in-game account.

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As you can see from the leaked messages above, the alleged EA employee explains to the customer that players are paying thousands of dollars to list valuable Icon Moment cards like Ruud Gullit and Ronaldo on the transfer market.

FIFA 21 streamer @Nick28T posted further screenshots and even 'video proof' that could suggest an EA employee is selling FUT cards for real cash.

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Of course, it must be noted at this stage that nothing has been proved, although those behind the scenes at EA Sports have confirmed that a "thorough" investigation is already underway in relation to the incident.

EA Sports released the following statement earlier following the online allegations.

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"We are aware of the allegations currently circulating within our community related to FIFA21 Ultimate Team items.

"A thorough investigation is underway, and if we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action.

"We want to be clear - this type of behavior is unacceptable, and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition.

"We will update the community as we get more clarity on the situation."

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Here's how the FIFA community have reacted to the allegations on social media.

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Let us know your thoughts on the allegations in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports/PA

Topics: gaming news, Football, EA Sports, FIFA 21, Ultimate Team

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