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EA React To FIFA Card Selling Scandal

Electronic Arts have made steps to rectify issues that led to a major scandal that saw employees selling non-tradable FIFA 21 icon cards to players for cash.

Read: EA FIFA At Risk Of Being Slapped With An 18+ Age Restriction

The scandal, which has become known as 'EA Gate', came to light when a Twitter user posted screenshots of transactions where players had been placing orders for FIFA Ultimate Team non-tradable icons, in exchange for cash.

EA has acted swiftly to try and ease the storm and has now revealed that they will suspend the ability to grant discretionary content to players in FIFA.

This mechanic is usually used to address issues where players have been negatively affected by errors in-game, or for testing new items.

The EA statement also mentioned this was to "recognize contributions that have been made by certain Pro Footballers, celebrity partners, or even our own employees."

The gaming giants confirmed that "one or more EA accounts, which were either compromised or being used inappropriately by someone within EA, directly entitled items to these individual accounts."

They confirmed that action would be taken against any of their employees that were found to have been involved in the scandal.

Read: Fugitive Captured By Police After Going Out To Buy Call Of Duty

Added to this, they also stated that they will "permanently ban any accounts identified as receiving items transferred nefariously, and have suspended all discretionary content granting for an indefinite period."

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