EA has promised that there will be ‘swift action’ taken if the allegations towards an employee selling rare FIFA ultimate team cards prove to be true.
It has been reported that an employee of EA has allegedly been selling FIFA Ultimate Team cards to players, Electronic Arts has since launched an investigation to look further into the matter.
Since these claims have came to light, there has been various allegations made via Twitter. A series of claims can be located under the Twitter hashtag #EAGATE, which include images displaying multiple conversations that insinuate an employee of EA has been selling the rare cards to players.
There is a series of these chats circulating showing different conversations offering up these rare cards, an example shows three Prime Icon Moment cards along with two Team of the Year cards on offer for €1000.
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There has been further images posted to the social media site by players which demonstrate that the deal has gone through and the cards have been received.
The seller of the cards has mentioned in these chats that they have a friend who is an employee of EA who is able to get the requested cards for the players. The seller requests that the buyer provides them with their PSN ID so they are able to complete the transaction and credit their account with their chosen cards.
EA has now issued a statement regarding these allegations via Twitter.
The Tweet read “We are aware of the allegations currently circulating within our community related to FIFA 21 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 behaviour 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.”