FIFA 21's EA Gate Scandal Escalates, EA Shares Investigation Update In Hypocritical Statement

16.03.2021
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SOURCE 1: www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-13-ea-suspends-all-discretionary-fifa-ultimate-team-content-granting-indefinitely-amid-ea-gate-scandal
SOURCE 2: twitter.com/EASPORTSFIFA/status/1369761277636005888
SOURCE 3: www.ea.com/games/fifa/pitch-notes/news/fifa-21-player-item-investigation-update?isLocalized=true
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  • EA: "This is unacceptable, this ruins game balance." Everyone: "Pot, meet kettle." 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

    YongYeaYongYea26 päivää sitten
    • I admit I feel differently about this story after the EA CEO Pay and him giving the order to layoff employees at EA goes......anybody else struggling with similar ethical feelings and concerns?

      brutalhonesty07brutalhonesty0724 päivää sitten
    • Ehhh... not exactly pot meets kettle, the cardsharks at least deliver for what people want to get, with EA you can remortgage your home and still end up without anything. Disgusting on either end though.

      SparkbomberSparkbomber25 päivää sitten
    • EA: "We do not condone such illegal transactions that will limit the income of our rich executives!"

      SVGLNRSVGLNR25 päivää sitten
    • @Mirelle Larouge EA Mole alert!

      yamil marreroyamil marrero25 päivää sitten
    • I don't think you understand, at those prices, getting a legends card for ONLY 1700 dollars? That's extremely cheap compared to how many packs you'd have to buy to get a reasonable chance at one.

      Mirelle LarougeMirelle Larouge25 päivää sitten
  • If the top management is without integrity, it's not surprising that the bottom layers of the company are too. Guess, that is the pervasive culture of the company.

    syikinsyikin4 päivää sitten
  • Idk why people play Ultimate team, its stupid, just play the career mode that is much better

    Sagara SousukeSagara Sousuke14 päivää sitten
  • I don’t see why card rarity is even an issue for FIFA players. You’re just gonna basically reroll next year anyway when the new version of the game comes out, what does it matter?

    Final Froggit ApproachesFinal Froggit Approaches15 päivää sitten
  • Wouldn't it be profitable to, say, "pretend" to have "rogue" employees selling these packs? Think of all the people who wouldn't pay though the game for these thing because it costs too much, so why not offer a "back channel" on the "low down" and open up even more revenue stream by now having a price (though still quite high) that more people might go for... And if we get caught, we have "Plausible Deniability" - "rogue employees". EA Boardroom: "MAKE THIS HAPPEN, NOW!"

    alfalfa6945alfalfa694517 päivää sitten
  • I was going to say I felt bad... but cards only last a year? Lmao why pay for something that you don't keep? The fact that people still play it after those facts means they shouldn't complain about how much it cost for a item you'll lose anyway

    Michael RussellMichael Russell17 päivää sitten
  • Poor EA... it's been a victim of it's own system.. so sad isn't it?

    Cangaca777Cangaca77717 päivää sitten
  • Idk who is worse. EA or the people who give EA their money in a soccer game

    NotaVoltorbNotaVoltorb19 päivää sitten
  • A black market feels more fair than what EA officially does... Why has nobody done something about it? It's all empty talking in a fancy structure. Very little action.

    Eonflare55Eonflare5519 päivää sitten
  • EA: runs literal, exploitative casino. Europe and S. Korea: I sleep. Pokemon has a mock casino in game that doesn't let you pay in or cash out and is depicted as crooked and rigged. Europe and S. Korea: REAL SHIT.

    TheRedRaccoonDogTheRedRaccoonDog19 päivää sitten
  • "We want to thank our committed shills and Stockholm sufferers for bringing this to our attention so quickly."

    Willy BeamishWilly Beamish20 päivää sitten
  • EA doesn't like the black market because it allows people to "cash out," which nullifies their argument that the game doesn't include gambling.

    Willy BeamishWilly Beamish20 päivää sitten
  • EA as a company should be shut down

    SuperZombiepimpSuperZombiepimp21 päivä sitten
  • EA: "We have to protect our illicit gambling profits, so if you lose a previously unlocked player to a bug you're shit out of luck."

    ShizanketsugaShizanketsuga21 päivä sitten
  • Are they really going to ban players who are willing to shell 1700 bucks for one virtual card? Most likely these are people who pay tens of thousands for every FIFA game. And they're going to risk banning them? I doubt it.

    SlashleySlashley21 päivä sitten
  • Notice. As soon as it hurts their wallet they spring in to action.

    DaminaterDaminater22 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who spends money on that shit is a complete moron and are responsible for the micro-transaction craze that has ruined the gaming industry.

    Michael LawtonMichael Lawton22 päivää sitten
  • Fantastic video, subscribed 👏

    Jerry DandrigeJerry Dandrige22 päivää sitten
  • This is just the beginning, many more issues will be outed.

    Jerry DandrigeJerry Dandrige22 päivää sitten
  • Not only is EA doing the same thing, but EA's way is even worse! The amount of hypocrisy is staggering. Can we all please agree to never give EA any money whatsoever? They need to go out of business.

    Inazuma65Inazuma6522 päivää sitten
  • The only way to stop EA and FIFA from milking the consumers the way that they continue to do is for us to start buying their products

    HERO Dad Travel VlogsHERO Dad Travel Vlogs22 päivää sitten
  • I'm glad i can put food on the table. I may not make these substantial amounts of money, but I am happy with what I get every month. Plus I am able to put some money aside, in order to be able to afford the guitar amp I want. But seeing what's going on with the live services, loot boxes and other attrocities nakes me sad. It sucks to be EA and it sucks to be the ones still spending so mucg money on so much crap!

    Pokerface1337Pokerface133722 päivää sitten
  • It's Black Market has been around since they first implemented ultimate teams it wasn't just these employees creating it

    Viktoria ThaelinViktoria Thaelin23 päivää sitten
  • Easy solution to all of this. STOP BUYING THE GAME. If you want your game fixed, speak with your wallet.

    Haysus83Haysus8323 päivää sitten
  • The free market beat ea

    Insert Good name hereInsert Good name here23 päivää sitten
  • SO they had a "Breach" for 2 and half years? Yeah ok. They was spreading BLM messages all over but ripping off consumers in background. Every time a company tries to be the good guy it's cause they are shit.

    Veritas SyferVeritas Syfer23 päivää sitten
  • HAHAHAHA, Virgin EA vs Chad Japanese Company

    Nizar FadilahNizar Fadilah23 päivää sitten
  • I think it's time we cancel pay-to-win games. Cosmetics, fine, I get it... kind of. Paying for an advantage is counter-intuitive. GAMES are meant to be competitive with SKILLZ.

    Brad BeckBrad Beck23 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, EA mad it won't cost a hundred grand to get all the players, only like 20 and they wouldn't get the cash.

    WeAre HarbingerWeAre Harbinger23 päivää sitten
  • It's a shame that people snitched, because I'd love it if the EA employees could continue to fuck over EA. In all honesty, the "black market" was actually more honest and transparent than the game *actually* is 💀 Maybe they'd have enough money to earn a living wage that way too. Hope people keep trying to stick it to the man.

    SeverinsenSeverinsen23 päivää sitten
  • EA is quick to take action and seriousness if it's about their "lost profits".

    iloveplayingpriloveplayingpr24 päivää sitten
  • I fucking hate EA!! Anyone that plays video games has to know how disgusting this company is. Don’t buy! Don’t buy!

    Raizo Huang LoRaizo Huang Lo24 päivää sitten
  • The industry is running a scam. The black market is a direct threat to the scam.

    Sky IrwinSky Irwin24 päivää sitten
  • EA is panicking because they know this scandal casts a spotlight on their shitty practices. So they posturing hard to try to keep governments and media off their asses.

    Ben KenobiBen Kenobi24 päivää sitten
  • This is so rediculus... that has to be a parody response right?.... right?!

    Cortanis001Cortanis00124 päivää sitten
  • uhhh why would someone sell for 750 - 1700 if they had to spend as much money.............. don't you think suspish? Maybe it is EA's person doing this..

    やぶやぶ24 päivää sitten
  • When controversy sees EA walking down the street...

    Tatsumi TwiTatsumi Twi24 päivää sitten
  • "Principles of Fair Play" is the new "Pride & Accomplishment"

    AyleeumAyleeum24 päivää sitten
  • Isn't that 0.00000000% that they are granting to "special" people, the same % that the special cards exist? :D

    Attila ZimlerAttila Zimler24 päivää sitten
  • It's funny, when the illegal solution is better than the official :D

    Attila ZimlerAttila Zimler24 päivää sitten
  • you think thats all ? go on twitter and see what happend , leaks everywhere .. they leaked the code that lower pack weight , they leak what all tools ea have to give free packs to random people .. this shit is getting worse everyday for them .. i hope some lawyer picks this up and runs straight to the court

    Kris KongKris Kong24 päivää sitten
  • Screw fifa I’m not buying their game I prefer pes game it’s a update not like fifa

    Joser MaizJoser Maiz24 päivää sitten
  • haha omg so many things to point out. 1) The black market business model is more honest than EA 2) There is a market in the FIFA community for such stupid products, guess that says a lot their player base 3) EA is only angry that they didn't get a cut of this business. Man this is just more evidence that you can get really rich by abusing stupid people.

    Cheeky PandaCheeky Panda24 päivää sitten
  • Never bid, always go with Buy It Now. :-)

    TonyBManTonyBMan24 päivää sitten
  • I fucking hate EA! And players are stupid af for giving their money and buying the same re furnished game year after year

    adrianayala122adrianayala12224 päivää sitten
  • EA just mad they didn't think of selling the rare players for real cash. they just jealous they missed $$

    DragonsaflameDragonsaflame24 päivää sitten
    • @Khagan I mean if I where to say it. I'd rotate so you can't buy them while the loot boxes on. Don't have them always reoccurring. Boost prices, release on holidays and ez money

      DragonsaflameDragonsaflame24 päivää sitten
    • Selling these cards for real cash would make them a lot less. Why sell the card for 500 dollars when you can get someone to spend 1500 just with a small chance to obtain it.

      KhaganKhagan24 päivää sitten
  • the black market sounds like a more honest way of purchase coins than opening packs with fifa points. you know what you're gonna get. just like a kinder egg :) absolute scum EA Sports. they created this p2w game in such a disgusting way that even their own staff gets tempted to get a piece of the pie .

    Gerard MGerard M24 päivää sitten
  • EA: oh shit theres somebody thats outright giving away the best careds? shit gotta crack down cuz 1,800$ for one guy is too much also EA: wants you to spend 20k on the CHANCE of you getting it seems totaly legit Capitalism really is a cancer literally everywhere

    eziosblade3eziosblade324 päivää sitten
  • (Shrugs) They know their playerbase. People will still support it. Black market or not they are being seriously milked.

    Garrett CrowlGarrett Crowl24 päivää sitten
  • I’m glad EA decided to pull a bunch of dumb ass goofs again, I was looking for something to do now that Wandavision is finished lol. Seriously though, it’s a circus run by clowns.

    CriticalErr0rCriticalErr0r24 päivää sitten
  • Who in the actual 🦆 will pay this much for a card?! 😂 so pathetic not only on EA’s end but also the idiots buying them.

    Joseph KitchenJoseph Kitchen24 päivää sitten
  • EA's excuse is the equation of a bully who got hit by the one he's was bullying and throw a temper tantrum

    The MercenaryThe Mercenary24 päivää sitten
  • "Trust in EA." Wtf is that? "Trust" and "EA" haven't been used together unironically for at least 15 years.

    Matt StanfordMatt Stanford24 päivää sitten
  • For all the US Dollar users: 750 - 1000 euros = ~898,50 - 1,197.83 dollars 1700 euros = 2,036.59 dollars Edit: Of course, these values are for the time I wrote this comment. Don't sass me, future people.

    TheArilysOtterTheArilysOtter24 päivää sitten
  • And what if EA did sell the card them self? Use a middle man, sell on the black market, and nobody can track where the money is going. This way they still get the money out of places where loot- boxes are unlawful. The system is sick enough for this to be reality.

    Istar NimdraugulIstar Nimdraugul24 päivää sitten
  • I feel bad that you constantly have to cover stuff like this )= Probably doesn't make your work any easier, EA fucking up all the time.

    SydneySydney24 päivää sitten
  • black marked is good.

    finnewarfinnewar25 päivää sitten
  • I miss games that have everything included in them and you have to play the games to earn things within the game. Micro transactions and loot boxes need to made illegal by law.

    SoundsOfSushiSoundsOfSushi25 päivää sitten
  • Love your passion!

    Raphael MeillatRaphael Meillat25 päivää sitten
  • Yong, gonna be real with ya. I think you need to tone it down a little bit. I enjoy your content, have done so for years, partly because you are critical and call companies out on their bullshit. But when you get to ranting or giving a cynical remark after every single sentence you read from an article the video gets a different tone to what it normally is. And me personally ain't liking it because when it's laid on this thick, your point kind of gets lost in my opinion.

    Sil HendriksSil Hendriks25 päivää sitten
  • EA is complete scum

    Terry KayserTerry Kayser25 päivää sitten
  • I don't even feel bad for the story because the stupid people that are willing to pay that much so I don't feel bad for stupid people

    HybridWolfoxHybridWolfox25 päivää sitten
  • Ea logic spends hundreds to get a decent card if you even get one. When I can buy millions of coins for the same price and have a nasty team….

    FloopyFloopy25 päivää sitten
  • We don't like not EArning money.

    cpt nordbartcpt nordbart25 päivää sitten
  • Can't spell insidEr trAding without EA

    Digital UnityDigital Unity25 päivää sitten
  • "we're sorry"

    MtndewgangMtndewgang25 päivää sitten
  • This is how the alcoholic beverage industry works as well, they encourage safe and healthy habits while 60% of their profits come from the top 10% of drinkers (aka people who suffer from alcoholism). Billy and Sally spend 50 bucks over the course of the games life in the cash shop but somebody with addiction issues is gonna blow stacks of cash that amount to nothing and that's what the AAA gaming industry is raking it in over. And their corollary black market sellers as well apparently lmao

    Yeyote FYeyote F25 päivää sitten
  • But he didn't do anything wrong. That employee did his job: EA taught him how to steal, and steal he did. But then when he gets caught, it becomes a case of "I have nothing to do with this person and have no affiliation to his 'crimes' whatsoever". So full of sh*t. Hey EA, you can't criticise your employees inappropriate behaviour when they learned from your example, dumba**

    Adam MeredithAdam Meredith25 päivää sitten
  • honestly if someone spends a thousand dollars + on this crap they DESERVE to loose money.

    Maria WhiteMaria White25 päivää sitten
  • I wouldnt be surprised if EA started making you pay outright for players for a limited time for a set amount of coins. They probably not going to fire the employees but ask for a 52% of the earning money and tell them to keep on going through with selling but split the profits.

    Alvin GatlingAlvin Gatling25 päivää sitten
  • This black market occurring is objectively a good (or even great thing). Let's look at the positives: 1. Some players who are addicted to the game actually got their cards, and probably spent way *less* than they would otherwise. (This is still not a good outcome, mind you. Just a better one) 2. EA did not receive a penny on those transactions. 3. This black market being uncovered *greatly* devalues the entire system. Less players will be willing to spend as much or any money. This damages EA's bottom line. 4. If players weren't aware just how bad the chances of a great card were prior to this, the are aware now. This will further make it less tempting to bother spending obscene amount of money to obtain those player cards. 5. It's calls additional attention to the gambling problem with EA games, and the industry as a whole. 6. This situation can be used as evidence against EA (and perhaps other companies) in court cases across the world. 7. There is a slightly higher chance now of the gambling mechanic going away. If not disappearing, then at least more visible odds and/or greater odds in players' favor. 8. Shareholders are going to be pissed as hell over this, and the execs will have to answer to the board and will likely address this in the next earnings call. 9. If players are REALLY lucky, this might just help topple the exclusive contracts EA has with sports organizations, and for the first time in literally decades, there will be actual competition in the licensed sports games market. Negatives: 1. A small chance that if the odds are explicitly stated in response to this situation, and those odds are made more reasonable, it could have the opposite effect and make more players willing to gamble to obtain the best players, since their chances are now in the realm of sanity. Overall, I see this as both a short-term and long-term victory for games, gamers and the industry as a whole.

    RenewAgainRenewAgain25 päivää sitten
  • Imagine paying over 1000$ for a card that's supposed to expire in a year, but suddenly you get banned, can't even use it. Damn.

    JDJD25 päivää sitten
  • Someone should make an experiment and spend 1600 on legit in game methods and see if they were able to obtain the rare card that they wanted instead of buying it directly.

    Piotr GierszewskiPiotr Gierszewski25 päivää sitten
    • These "experiments" already exist, they're called pack openings. When a new event starts, youtubers spend thousands of dollars in a single video, get absolutely nothing, rant about it, and do the exact same in the next event.

      KhaganKhagan24 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who played FIFA post 2010, despite it being abundantly clear to anyone with fucking eyes that it was a ponzi scheme to make EA egregious amounts of money for LITERALLY zero effort, are directly responsible for this. FIFA series games haven't been worth the buy in since 2010, and I cannot stress how blatantly OBVIOUS this fact is, I've spent years telling people that it's just a scam, but no. Now this. Congrats, you are responsible for this being made possible, and you are the only ones that can fix this.

    [NPLM] AgentOrange1217[NPLM] AgentOrange121725 päivää sitten
  • The number of ads in Yongs videos is off the charts.

    Derek BentonDerek Benton25 päivää sitten
  • If people are willing to spend 1000 euro for digital card that expires in ayear in a fifa or any other game... They fucking deserve to be ripped off.

    Kamil JurewiczKamil Jurewicz25 päivää sitten
  • It's even worse when you consider that people decided it would still be worth it to pay for those cards, not even knowing if this random "employee" would even follow through.

    BrasstireBrasstire25 päivää sitten
  • The gate suffix needs to fuck off already, it’s really annoying.

    BurnsyBurnsy25 päivää sitten
  • Fifa players are the worse. They're the reason why this absurd Ultimate Team practice EA continues for years. They've already spent thousands of $/£ on the game and they only just become outrage over this?? They kind of deserved this imo.

    Simon PhungSimon Phung25 päivää sitten
  • The black market is always better than the actual market. 😂

    KushFriendlyXeXKushFriendlyXeX25 päivää sitten
  • Gabe Newell once said that in order to be pirates all you have to do is offer a better service. It just goes to show how much better it is to illegally buy something, than it is to attempt to get it legitimately when it comes to EA.

    RehtaelRehtael25 päivää sitten
  • People who greed should be struck by lightning with napalm drawls on

    Jason ZacariasJason Zacarias25 päivää sitten
  • EA: Makes a game play to win. EA employee: Sells cards on the card black market EA: (insert surprised Pikachu face)

    Robert WillseaRobert Willsea25 päivää sitten
  • i just hope this bs doesn't affect Respawn's games

    Elrealsodapop200Elrealsodapop20025 päivää sitten
  • This shows me only one thing: Gamers love spending large amounts of money on the games they like.

    Rae Of AstoraRae Of Astora25 päivää sitten
  • What a pathetic waste of money.

    AdamAdam25 päivää sitten
  • In next fifa 22 FUT - next to lootboxes, new mechanics - ITEM SHOP - choose and buy any cards

    SwaxdragoonSwaxdragoon25 päivää sitten
  • Imagine being such a virgin that you spend 1700 dollars on a yearly digital soccer player card

    —Saturn——Saturn—25 päivää sitten
  • its always EA that proves how wrong things like lootboxes and the industry built around it are. People paying thousands for cards that expire in less than a year is insane. This people are sick and EA have no issue making money off them. EA complaining is like the hedgefund people ranting against gamestop

    Chengetai MachachaChengetai Machacha25 päivää sitten
  • The hyprocrisy in this statement is so high that it broke the ozone and went beyond our solar system

    Sebastien NadeauSebastien Nadeau25 päivää sitten
  • Remember that the average estimated cost for a top-competing F.U.T team is $27,000. That is the approximate price for getting into competitive FIFA for one year.

    DarthVaderReviewsDarthVaderReviews25 päivää sitten
  • To be honest, even though EA uses a shitty business model in general, its the customers the guilty because there are morons willing to buy their stuff.

    Nicolas CornejoNicolas Cornejo25 päivää sitten
  • Great video btw, but I gotta say I prefer when you just tell the news like it is. I get that these practices in the video game industry are disgusting but I watch yongyea bc you usually tells video game news how it is with little personal input or judgement. Too many yt news channels insert their own personal bias and I don’t want this channel to be one of them. Peace

    TheMerikTheMerik25 päivää sitten
  • lmfao, respect to the sellers haha

    SOAPSOAP25 päivää sitten
  • What kind of sick brain does pay such amount of money for a freaking digital zero and ones cards that will be usless on the next fifa?

    Kaloian MitrevKaloian Mitrev25 päivää sitten
  • lol. so a scamer corporation makes a pikachu face when they realise they employ scamers?

    Otto NormalOtto Normal25 päivää sitten
  • I also don’t get why clubs and leagues allow EA to use their names and players etc...basically this means they approve the EA way of making money as long as they get a little bit for licensing.....should peolple be urging the clubs to stop working with ea? (For a year or so) this means ultimate team will lose all its appeal and ea wil be forced to change. It would also give other games (like PES) to obtain the rights to competitions or clubs ea has exclusivity to...although i think a lot of people wouldnt want something this drastic to happen...

    icedillaicedilla25 päivää sitten
    • Clubs, the leagues and other football associations are the same corrupt, only money oriented, blood sucking corporations.

      KhaganKhagan24 päivää sitten
  • I swear, we live in some loopy parody of our actual universe, where someone turned on Wacky World Mode.

    TheRegularGamerTheRegularGamer25 päivää sitten
  • The people who pay for these cards black market or through EA need a slap 👋 morons chucking money away

    Seriously ShaunSeriously Shaun25 päivää sitten
  • At this point EA isn't the most ridiculous one here. People are actually paying that kind of money for a card you won't even own for more than a year?! Can we start talking about these whales and acknowledge they are a huge part of the problem? We can shit on EA until the cows come home but until people stop paying for this garbage, it won't stop.

    Julia FayeJulia Faye25 päivää sitten
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