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High-Paid CEO Files Complaint Against FIFA 20 Publisher After Splashing £13,000 On Ultimate Team

High-Paid CEO Files Complaint Against FIFA 20 Publisher After Splashing £13,000 On Ultimate Team

A man has filed a complaint against FIFA 20 publisher EA Sports after he dropped a whopping £13,000 (€15,000) on Ultimate Team across a three-year period.

The fan-favourite Ultimate Team mode allows players to build their dream XIs and they can purchase packs with either coins earned from matches or buying the in-game currency.

But Ultimate Team has divided the community over its 'pay-to-win formula' and landed EA Sports in hot water before.

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Now a 38-year-old man, who has been named as 'Bruno' in reports and is a CEO of a company, has said that he was "totally addicted" to the online mode.

And 'Bruno' is the latest person to file a complaint against the FIFA publisher and argued that the mode is like "playing in a casino."

He explained: "[It was like] a nightmare. I wasted £13k in three years, it really was a vicious circle.

"[I started out by] spending £8.68 to try to improve my team. Then I did it again once, then twice.

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"I always thought it was the last time, but the system is made so that it pushes you to pay without really realising it.

"In the end, I no longer had a social life, I spent all my time on FUT, every evening, every weekend.

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"It was like a drug no-one has warned you about."

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, two lawyers are taking action against EA Sports over the Ultimate Team mode.

Parisian lawyers Karim Morand-Lahouazi and Victor Zagury have been quoted as saying that they "have already filed 15 additional complaints" over the mode.

Morand-Lahouazi and Zagury said: "We have filed two complaints against persons unknown in Bobigny and Creteil on behalf of two clients.

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"We also believe that the purchase of packs with completely random content is part of a game of chance.

"It is a slot machine that has been introduced to the family home.

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"This is the first time that FIFA has been attacked in France, it made some noise.

"Since then, we have received hundreds of messages and have already filed 15 additional complaints, from men aged 19 to 42, from all over France and from all walks of life.

"Before, some players were afraid because EA is all-powerful. It acts at the same time as the state that taxes you, the bank that collects and the judge who sanctions. But people are speaking up."

Featured Image Credit: PA/EA Sports

Topics: gaming news, Xbox One, FIFA 20, Nintendo Switch, FUT, pc, Ultimate Team, FIFA Ultimate Team, Playstation 4, PS4

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]