EA Faces Scandal, Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FIFA Ultimate Team Cards For $1000s

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SOURCE 1: www.dexerto.com/fifa/ea-gate-trending-as-employee-allegedly-caught-selling-fifa-21-cards-for-cash-1530713/
SOURCE 2: twitter.com/UltimateTeamUK/status/1369679775527239680
SOURCE 3: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369661659606900740
SOURCE 4: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369664312487387140
SOURCE 5: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369665861913616392
SOURCE 6: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369671371874271235
SOURCE 7: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369673323844665347
SOURCE 8: twitter.com/FutArcade/status/1369686800441151489
SOURCE 9: twitter.com/Nick28T/status/1369665854946697219
SOURCE 10: twitter.com/FutWatch/status/1369668137248030728
SOURCE 11: www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-23-when-it-comes-to-fifa-18-you-can-most-definitely-cash-out
SOURCE 12: twitter.com/NepentheZ/status/1369669357354299393
SOURCE 13: twitter.com/NepentheZ/status/1369669357354299393
SOURCE 14: www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-10-fifa-21-rocked-by-ea-gate-scandal-as-company-employee-alleged-to-have-sold-coveted-ultimate-team-cards-for-thousands-of-pounds
SOURCE 15: twitter.com/EASPORTSFIFA/status/1369761277636005888
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  • I'd hardly be surprised if this ends up being true. Ultimate Team loot box probabilities are so awful you're better off buying the expensive cards from the EA employee who's allegedly running their own black market than taking your chances with card packs. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): www.yongyea.com PATREON: www.patreon.com/yongyea TWITTER: twitter.com/yongyea TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - callmevocal - Charlie Galvin - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - HaDe Game - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Shepard Gaming - skyrimfan14 - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - JT Scout - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYeaUukausi sitten
    • I found THE solution for this problem... Stop playing FUT! Done. By the way FUT in German is a dirty word for pu**y 😂😂😂

      Blacktigre99Blacktigre9929 päivää sitten
    • Reminds me of the McDonalds Monopoly scandal where THE GUY who the company overseeing the contest was put in charge of randomly handing the "winner" the lucky piece had a scam where he'd give friends and family the winning tickets for a part of the take. As much as I find the entire situation shitty, the ONE bright side was that at least EA wasn't seeing a dime of those "microtransactions" (And the people spending that cash would probably have spent way more to get that lineup.)

      Jack LindeJack Linde29 päivää sitten
    • By the way you mispronounced Arcade Fut. The Fut is pronounced like Fútbol. Which is what Fut is short for.

      Movie Man ReviewsMovie Man ReviewsUukausi sitten
    • I'm kinda disappointed you didn't show any criticism towards the hypocrites that are now complaining but actually have always fueled EA Sports. That probably includes the ArcadeFUT-guy...

      MicHaeL MonStaRMicHaeL MonStaRUukausi sitten
    • @Sooby Ah the power of marketing and psychology.

      Moon PresenceMoon PresenceUukausi sitten
  • EA is only that the employee gave them a huge discount

    halkeye20halkeye209 päivää sitten
  • This is all true

    Marcus ButlerMarcus Butler14 päivää sitten
  • Who the eff spends money on a soccer game 😒... Yeah sure.... "gamers"

    AdrianLeizAdrianLeiz17 päivää sitten
  • "Oh NOW it's wrong??"

    Josh'sCircleJosh'sCircle17 päivää sitten
  • using OMEGA

    najolesornajolesor17 päivää sitten
  • This whole debacle reminds me of something. I once worked for a distribution company; we'd deliver and install fridges, stoves, etc., to customers' homes, and they'd pay us to haul away their old stuff. During a morning meeting, the new-ish manager made accusations out of the blue that the delivery teams were selling these used products to make a fast buck. We all looked at each other and went, "What's he on about? Where did this come from all of the sudden?" Fast forward a couple months, and the manager vanishes. Corporate had investigated and fired him for selling old and used product to make a fast buck. Turns out he was just trying to corner the market for himself. Like that manager, EA hates competition, even when they're being unscrupulous themselves. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Christian YaergerChristian Yaerger17 päivää sitten
  • EA is like the drug supplier blaming the dealers for selling his supply.

    Crazy GamerCrazy Gamer21 päivä sitten
  • Would you rather pay $10,000's in loot boxes just for the chance at a good card or $5,000 upfront for the good card? EA competitive players: *YES*

    Crazy GamerCrazy Gamer21 päivä sitten
  • Give me a break its useless digital goods that u can't touch or feel

    true warriortrue warrior21 päivä sitten
  • 1000 bucks for some DLC. Wtf you could buy 20 copies of fifa 2021 for that.

    Mr. GamercatMr. Gamercat21 päivä sitten
  • "Hes" friends. The fuck? EA emplyees?

    AndrekAndrek22 päivää sitten
  • I would do the same if I was him. Kudos

    Ktoto TamskijKtoto Tamskij23 päivää sitten
  • EA definitely need to be held accountable for extremely unethical practises but players also need to take some responsibility as well. Those ones complaining about EA also probably buy fifa points, just stop. I’ve been playing FUT since day 1 and have never spent a cent on fifa points. Am i an elite level player? Absolutely not, but i understand the need for a grind to attain players i want. The game is broken because idiots who spend on fifa points ensure EA never have to worry about balanced gameplay to guarantee sales or billions in revenue via micro transactions. The idea to spend $100 to open 4 digital packs that don’t guarantee you anything, is beyond me and moronic. Play the game, enjoy it and don’t spend a penny more than the $70 you paid for the game itself and you will see their attitudes change. I know this won’t happen but that is literally the solution bar a radical reform or change in gambling laws which will take years.

    Billy BoyBilly Boy23 päivää sitten
  • Employee of the month material

    Anthony G.Anthony G.23 päivää sitten
  • Oh, you mean to tell me that a predatory loot box system was being abused by the people inside of it because EA games doesn't give a shit either? Imagine my shocked face. This is my shocked face. -_-

    RetrowareRetroware23 päivää sitten
  • If you're willing to pay so much for virtual football players in a shitty video sports game, ye I have no sympathy for wasting your money.

    no nameno name24 päivää sitten
  • Maybe we should be thanking these employees...

    Eonflare55Eonflare5525 päivää sitten
  • I hope this is a legal trap for EA

    JASE_3DJASE_3D25 päivää sitten
  • Remember the kids who bankrupted their parents' bank accounts by spending thousands but got nothing? This is actually far cheaper then what the kids spent.

    Edward NewgateEdward Newgate25 päivää sitten
  • Even if I was a millionaire I still wouldn’t buy this crap.

    Daniel VelkerDaniel Velker26 päivää sitten
  • Amen! @yongyea EA! " You reap what you sow"!!

    Op HuOp Hu26 päivää sitten
  • 7:10 “Nepen-The-Z” Jesus Christ that’s not how you say his name 🤣

    Gavin LoboGavin Lobo26 päivää sitten
  • Counter-strike did it first didn't they?

    Odious RitualOdious Ritual26 päivää sitten
  • To be honest, in a situation like this I cant even fell bad for the Fifa community. We all know that EA is greedy and Fifa is a casino disguised as a soccer game, thats nothing new. But if the situation got into this point, fifa players have some part on the guilt. They are the ones who bought the same game with a different cover every year, they are the ones who spent hundreds of thousands of dolars every single year on this lootboxes bullshit. Yes, this is EA fault for creating such an unfair plataform, but the community are also the ones to blame for accepting that

    João Pedro FormozoJoão Pedro Formozo26 päivää sitten
  • Where do you leave FIFA itself for not saying anything about, they are as corrupt as EA

    Ricardo GuadronRicardo Guadron26 päivää sitten
  • EA.... Extremely Awful!

    Adam AizenbergAdam Aizenberg26 päivää sitten
  • You know what? I can understand MTX for games with long lifespans, but doesn’t FIFA come out with a new game each year? Don’t the cards you collect become useless or wiped away when you get the new game? I am honestly surprised that there are people out there who engage with this sort of MTX. Spend $500 on a game only to lose everything once the new game comes out? Nope. I understand if you find the games fun. I’ve played some of these sports games and I know they can be fun to play and build teams in, but seriously, even if you have the money you shouldn’t spend so much on something where the return is so meager. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe your teams do carry over in which case this might actually be worth it.

    Waleed KhalidWaleed Khalid26 päivää sitten
  • Doesn’t this all disappear when you buy the next game in a year anyway ? People spend thousands to use a good player for one year ???

    onezero 01onezero 0126 päivää sitten
  • I feel both proud AND accomplished.

    MatholomeuMatholomeu26 päivää sitten
  • hahahahaa fuck EA!

    DalmoDalmo26 päivää sitten
  • Someone should start a class action lawsuit. The devs have stated that they can give u a pack but have 0 control or knowledge of what is in those packs. So if u buy a pack that says u will get 2 players 90+, 2 80+ and so many collectibles. You get 0 90+ players. Contact EA and offer pro Pack. LIES

    Chad MortonChad Morton26 päivää sitten
  • My guess is that EA brass is most pissed of about how cheap he sold those cards

    SapphirSapphir26 päivää sitten
  • Why doesn’t EA sell these ultra rare cards for like 5M coins or something? Also your online team should really carry over to the next game, just with your player being updated. I don’t know, what does it matter anyways? I just don’t see the point on wasting so much money on all this every year!

    Rucy Lamone {cibzinjune}Rucy Lamone {cibzinjune}26 päivää sitten
  • Didnt McDonalds do this same crap with their Monopoly game?

    Kirk BallardKirk Ballard26 päivää sitten
  • What is the point of gambling for these cards?

    1NinjaSamurai1NinjaSamurai26 päivää sitten
  • These pronunciations are killing me 😂😂 Rud Gullet

    Deacon BlackfireDeacon Blackfire26 päivää sitten
  • Neppen the Z 😭😭😭😭

    Deacon BlackfireDeacon Blackfire26 päivää sitten
  • that EA employee was smart to do it but dumb to get caught

    CrossCross26 päivää sitten
  • this useful idiots gonna do it next year again... big brain energy

    Jesse McAllenJesse McAllen27 päivää sitten
  • Well this could be done on any MMO if you think about it, from anyone in customer support.

    GastNdorfGastNdorf27 päivää sitten
  • Admirable attempt on the icon names. Only just realising that I know how to pronounce a lot of these names because I'm so exposed to them as a football (soccer) fan.

    Joshua HendersonJoshua Henderson27 päivää sitten
  • This is what dcuo do as well

    freeweights101freeweights10127 päivää sitten
  • I mean, am I the only one that is pretty certain that EA management is totally in on it?

    WhiteNunWhiteNun27 päivää sitten
  • Honestly at this point it’s not all EAs fault that they have so much scandal and micro transactions. They are a company how just want more money. Like all other companies on this planet but for all the idiots how pay for stuff like this are the one how keep making them continue with shit like this.

    Sam NSam N27 päivää sitten
  • EA has been quiet for the pass year, they are back bois!

    LawlzillaLawlzilla27 päivää sitten
  • So people accept lootboxes and card packs. But when they sell high value cards people loose their mind. Its the exact same thing innit?

    BartjeYeYo GamingBartjeYeYo Gaming27 päivää sitten
    • No no it's not and people with brains don't accept either. The fact they are selling on the side just makes it a worse.

      Simon WSimon W27 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who engages with this bullshit has no balls to kick my dude! You are a sucker!

    Simon WSimon W27 päivää sitten
  • Curious how NFT will be exploited by EA.

    KnasterKnaster27 päivää sitten
  • Christ people are so stupid. What moron would spend $1000 on a virtual card that will be useless in 10 months when the next FIFA comes out?

    MisericordeMisericorde27 päivää sitten
  • They should probably pay their employees better, and stop exploiting their customers. Swindlers swindling.

    Spiral DownSpiral Down27 päivää sitten
  • Imagine buying pixels from a game that becomes irrelevant after 1 year and doing it again the next year lol

    Preston GarveyPreston Garvey27 päivää sitten
  • Imagine if EA made a game with Wifus in it. I mean Genshin impact got away with it, so what’s stopping EA to do it?

    thsudythsudy27 päivää sitten
  • The problem isn't the EA employees selling shit to people. It's this gacha system that makes it lucrative in the first place. So long as that continues to exist, a black market for the rarest cards will continue to occur. Whether it's EA employees or hackers or something else. You - EA FIFA players - create this problem yourself whenever you buy into these games, whether it's buying the base game or buying its microtransaction BS. Complain all you want about it being pay-to-win - companies don't give a shit unless you speak with your wallet. Stop playing EA's FIFA, and this shit will eventually stop because it's not making EA money anymore. Until it stops making them money, they aren't going to stop doing it, it's that simple.

    Nerva AugustusNerva Augustus27 päivää sitten
  • F! E.A, F all there games. Still the Big Bad of gaming. No support from me. Do better or Do one. F! E.A in the A.

    Po Little CruelPo Little Cruel27 päivää sitten
  • One of my friends acrually packed one of these PIM cards but they sold it and it didnt even sell for that much money. Sol Campbell for 2 million.

    Gary EllaGary Ella27 päivää sitten
  • Yong Yea IN!

    Shane PleasanceShane Pleasance27 päivää sitten
  • EA: No surprise mechanics here move along now....

    MrNutrBuTrMrNutrBuTr27 päivää sitten
  • So what the games like fifa and madden nba whatever are all shit anyways

    ItzJustKrisItzJustKris27 päivää sitten
  • 😂 EA has some balls coming off as a victim.

    TheContextualGamerTheContextualGamer27 päivää sitten
  • You are only "legally" allowed to rob people. Duh.

    TheContextualGamerTheContextualGamer27 päivää sitten
  • To be honest, I think this is wrong. EA should takes legal action against those who do black market trading. But revamping the game system? Nah, this system is perfect for sports games, sports gamers should feel the need to spend money in FIFA Ultimate, NBA 2K etc etc. This is PvP game is perfectly fine as Sports gamers just play sports games, so would be ashamed for EA to note exploit FIFA addict's addiction.

    Mr D JMr D J27 päivää sitten
  • Omg, how awesome would it be if the FBI took a SWAT team into EA's HQ and arrested all the top brass for running an illegal gambling ring?

    Sparkyt3hMadmanSparkyt3hMadman27 päivää sitten
  • So the employee just cut out the middle man and made them pay the direct price ;)

    Ashley LAshley L27 päivää sitten
  • Look into what WOTC is doing with MTG cards, direct purchase of one time FOMO cards through their regular "Secret Lairs"...

    B BB B27 päivää sitten
  • I can verify all of this. I've played FUT for years and honestly it's the most retarded scheme ever. I have allot of friends who don't really game but they play this mode on an annual basis. It is really their only hobby so sinking x% of monthly income into it isn't as detrimental to them as it would be to you or me. However the set up is blatantly retarded. I've played other loot based games and the % odds were always fair and most items were obtainable within a reasonable time frame. However FUT combines fucking insane odds with some cards being only obtainable on a weekly basis until the next TOWT gets their time to shine for the week. Meanwhile the game effectively resets after one year. You can play after that but you will have no access to TOTW cards, just Icons and basic gold players. Apart from that there's a messy economy after the game's players move to the next version of the game. So it's not really worth it. In all these years I've hardly netted a special card (I play casual) and the friends I refered to have only had a couple. Maybe 2-3 in the 5 years they played. This set up would be okay in a continuous game like COD Warzone. Either don't release 60,- versions of the game and update constantly or increase the odds. The problem is that EA is shit scared that their cashcow will eventually cease as more and more players collect all players they want. Not even the constant funneling of new talent in the sport assures them apparently.

    Mike VMike V27 päivää sitten
  • "We just MAKE the drugs. It's not OUR fault they get abused." Slacker family.

    AC3AC327 päivää sitten
  • I just wish gacha games like fifa or any other anime type games like genshin would remove these crazy prices. I feel if things were cheaper more ppl would be spending than just a few spending a lot. Just need to wait for government to final get ppl in office our age and not in their 80s so we can get some smart younger ppl dealing with issues relevant to them and everyone else. Change government and who you vote for or these issues will never go away. Just changed and made different so they can find a way to exploit the poor and middle class

    shadowman2101shadowman210127 päivää sitten
  • Why people still play fifa hasn’t it been the same game for like 3 years now

    doodle Bob the seconddoodle Bob the second27 päivää sitten
  • NOOOO I couldn’t click off the video fast enough and I got with with “yong out,” and now I gotta shower the cringe away. Please, he needs to stop that , for the love of everything holy.

    Bomb HanksBomb Hanks27 päivää sitten
  • Good, hopefully the ones in charge of the operation do not see any repercussions. The one at fault is EA.

    Norman SigurðssonNorman Sigurðsson27 päivää sitten
  • 1044 is the beginning of the best statements about this situation.

    Messy MikeMessy Mike27 päivää sitten
  • These people fucked up the Sports Gaming genre. What they shouldve done was split the Singleplayer aspect into a yearly $20 Roster Update with Graphic and Performance upgrades. Everything in the previous year carries over. Mulitplayer shouldve been NBA, NFL, NHL, FIFA LIVE. Microtransactions would be for Digital Cards on the yearly roster update. Everything carries over.

    Stephen PatersonStephen Paterson27 päivää sitten
  • truth be told, I don't think this is a scandal by any EA employees. The casino itself is a scandal that EA has made and put into a game. Actually any EA game with any loot box is already a scandal. However, as bad as it is to say, I am on the employee side for offering people unaffordable alternative rather than gambling millions of dollars away to get a single card. they are offering players a way to directly get what they want so they have a competitive Edge to actually make the game feel more worthwhile. EA should actually be taking notes, as the employees are, in all fairness, saving EA customers money. Of course, I don't condone any of this sort of business practice, as it is ridiculously priced, but I do feel like people should be able to unlock or outright by the players that they so want and they so cute. Or, something that hasn't been done in a long time, just give everyone the same players for free and wrap it all up inside of a DLC bundle. I know mine blowing right? also, these EA employees that are selling these cards, know the probabilities and chances more than anyone outside of ea. What this tells me, is there able to price out and offer these cards and items at, I'd assume, a more reasonable price than what EA is gambling is actually offering them at. We can tell a little bit by this because if players could get a guaranteed legendary item or whatever FIFA is, after a certain amount of card packs opened or after a certain amount of money has been spent, then there's no way that these employees would be able to justify or even get away with the price tags that they put on to their cards. These employees do know how much that each of these cards are worth, and they do know how to cut players a very practical bargain on what could drain someone's Bank account.

    Steelride ProductionsSteelride Productions27 päivää sitten
  • $200 a card and its considered a great deal lol. Just goes to show how trash those loot card packs are. 2k is the same and Madden

    COMPTON RCOMPTON R27 päivää sitten
  • It's nice to see that EA is going through another scandal and it's absolutely hilarious how fast EA responded... yet I foresee they'll find a way to weasel out of this and go on with business as usual. Until politicians and government officials get their heads outta their butts and people stop spending thousands of dollars on virtual items that'll expire within a year this will keep being normalized.

    Fart For BrainsFart For Brains27 päivää sitten
  • EA...scandal? Thats fake news.

    c voc vo27 päivää sitten
  • "EA would like to express its disappointment at the actions of an employee who sold rare Ultimate Team cards for €1000. We feel that, due to the rarity of the cards in question, they could have been priced at double or triple that, possibly even more. Sadly, this employee has acted in a way which does not reflect our company values and we will be investigating into how such a mistake could have happened." Sincerely Electronic Antichrist

    Gamer BambanGamer Bamban27 päivää sitten
  • An Employee of Take-Two Interactive: “I’m going to write that down...

    CekoJunaCekoJuna27 päivää sitten
  • Been a while since we had a scandal about ea

    Raven GuertenaRaven Guertena27 päivää sitten
  • all the money then you get beaten by someone using a stock team

    SlvrWlf88SlvrWlf8827 päivää sitten
  • The fact that some people will spend that much on a card shows how stupid some gamers can be

    Gamzi WolfGamzi Wolf28 päivää sitten
    • Not really when you can sell that thousand card into a couple thousand more due to how Electronic Antichrist makes them so rare

      Gamer BambanGamer Bamban27 päivää sitten
  • People just need to stop buying EA products. Problem solved

    Dave BraundDave Braund28 päivää sitten
  • Bitch, don’t tell me I don’t want a pink Darth Vader...

    misteridiotmisteridiot28 päivää sitten
  • "Ea games, its in the gate"

    LoneBersekerLoneBerseker28 päivää sitten
  • And dont forget, to a certain degree they where responsible for Anthem, Mass effect Andromeda, and will be for Dragon age and following Games. Dont Buy or get Dunked on. Its as easy as that. And dont you Dare to preorder anything you little s...ts, even using this Word should be forbidden by now because that is what Has Made Situations Like ea being ea possible.

    Reeno 135Reeno 13528 päivää sitten
  • Good to see the bad gaming news isn't about CDPR today

    YoungPhenixYoungPhenix28 päivää sitten
  • This only exists because people are willing to pay, and they're only willing to pay because they're addicted to gambl-.. I mean surprise mechanics.

    Hanna SöderströmHanna Söderström28 päivää sitten
  • You know what..I'm not even mad at the guy. Takes money from EA and makes it cheaper for players to find those rare cards. And they can't really get them too much in trouble because they're literally doing the same.

    Blake StoneBlake Stone28 päivää sitten
  • Expect EA to compare this to buying Kinder eggs

    MarthMarth28 päivää sitten
  • Of course, this is an employee they caught. How many more employees are doing other shenanigans?

    Bigby BossBigby Boss28 päivää sitten
  • Players of these games are not allowed to complain. They keep paying for this.

    XaxousXaxous28 päivää sitten
  • They all do it, Activision should be taken to court & held accountable if you ask me.

    R RekkiR Rekki28 päivää sitten
  • How is this any worse than what EA are doing officially? At least this guy is selling you what you want instead of just the chance of getting the card you want. Might even turn out cheaper in the long run.

    GojirakingGojiraking28 päivää sitten
  • Maybe these rich game companies should pay their employees more of what they're making🤔

    R RekkiR Rekki28 päivää sitten
  • This is probably an Employee doing their job given to them by EA in an official capacity just under the radar

    Clayton ParrisClayton Parris28 päivää sitten
  • I mean.... still cheaper than running boxes

    Mr.Drowzee TSNP Clan leaderMr.Drowzee TSNP Clan leader28 päivää sitten
  • Why haven't EA opened a shop to sell them and get extra cash? Oh wait... they said they cannot be traded for money.

    Bartosz BieleckiBartosz Bielecki28 päivää sitten
  • His pronunciation of NepentheZ was golden 😅

    Cameron TateCameron Tate28 päivää sitten
  • Maybe EA would be better off just charging $1000 for the valuable players Why bothering pretending not to be a casino and just straight-up charge the money for them? Fuck EA

    realdiesoftrealdiesoft28 päivää sitten