EA removes Russia from Fifa 22 game

FIFA 22 logo displayed on a laptop screen and a gamepad are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on August 5, 2021.


Games publisher Electronic Arts will remove the Russian national team and all other Russian teams from Fifa 22 and associated games, it has announced.

It was doing so to "stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people", the company tweeted.

It comes as football's governing bodies Fifa and Uefa said Russia's national side and clubs would be banned from competitions.

The country's Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov called on all game-development companies and esport platforms to block Russian and Belarusian accounts, cancel tournaments and ban players.

Electronic Arts tweeted: EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and like so many voices across the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

In line with our partners at Fifa [the International Federation of Association Football] and Uefa [the Union of European Football Associations], EA Sports has initiated processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports Fifa products including Fifa 22, Fifa Mobile and Fifa online.

We're also actively evaluating related changes to other areas of our games.

It has also removed Russian and Belarus teams from NHL 22 games.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post