Insights on why some players are having flawless FUT Champions Weekend Leagues were found. In just the second week of Weekend League FIFA 20, a new record was hit of 74 PS4 players going 30-0.
Streamer Nick ‘RunTheFUTMarket’ took to his YouTube channel to call out FIFA pro players in North America. These players purposely dodge playing each other in games to be part of the 30-0 trend in Weekend Leagues.
The FIFA streamer exposes a private Discord server used by the majority of pro gamers in North America. Nick Tweeted conversations from a Discord server where planned stream sniping occurs.
absolutely pathetic 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/Xmd8BlyWpn
— Nick (@RunTheFUTMarket) October 20, 2019
In the chat reveal, there are claims of stream sniping by pro gamer, Agit ‘Agitpower’ Katilmis, who qualified for the first FUT Champions Cup. Other players shown collaborating with Agitpower were Chicago Fire’s Edhem “JukeZ” Jukovic and Minnesota United’s Alex “Tsobanakis” Tsobankis.
JukeZ earlier issued an apology to Nick on Twitter but then deleted that tweet. JukeZ then tweeted that he’s uninvolved with the alleged claims.
The 21-year-old streamer tags the channel as a “dodging discord”. With this, competitive FIFA players alert each other when playing and not playing. This lowers the chance of playing each other and increases the chances of finishing the Weekend League strongly.
This reveal surprises fans because of how many popular competitive players are active on the Discord. Nick mentions the fact that most of eMLS is on the channel. eMLS is the major esports tournament for professional FIFA gamers in North America as Major League Soccer. In conjunction, EA Sports FIFA organizes it. There are also claims that 2019 eChampions League winner, Chris “NYC_Chris” Holly being on the discord.
It’s important to note that not every player on this private server engaged in dodging tactics and stream sniping. Some are not even active users of the server.
The issue of professional players intentionally not playing each other is alarming. Especially in getting higher rankings during the Weekend League to qualify for EA events.
If Nick’s allegations are true, then all players caught in stream sniping and dodging tactics are in clear violations of the FIFA 20 Global Series. EA has not yet commented on the allegations disappointing the FIFA community. As of this writing, no official investigations exist.
Written by Rashidat Jimoh