PANAMA CITY, Panama – FIFA 18 will be released in two weeks’ time, but despite the eagerness of excited gamers, it has already sparked controversy. Some real players expressed their disappointment with the stats of their counterparts in the upcoming video game.

The players have taken to airing their thoughts on the matter on Twitter, with Benjamin Mendy leading the troop.

Mendy has ranked 77th in the previous game installment, with a potential of 85. For the new game, he was given a rank of 78, making him question EA’s credibility in rating players. He was backed up by another ace player, Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea F.C.

Actual Players Question Virtual Counterparts’ FIFA 18 Stats

Batshuayi has also shared on Twitter his disappointment with EA Sports regarding his ranking. The player had already sent them messages before. He used the hashtag #TeamUpgrade in his response to Mendy’s tweet.

He has only ranked 80th in the upcoming video game. EA replied to his tweet, stating that the player should “keep scoring goals” before they upgrade the game on their end.

As of writing, EA Sports has not released any official statement about the players’ concerns about their ratings in the game in general. EA is the developer of the FIFA video game series and other sports series for NHL, NCAA Football, UFC, PGA Tour, and NBA Live.

Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo graced FIFA 18’s cover. EA has released a sequel of his “journey,” along with other football superstars on this game entitled “The Journey: Hunter Returns.”

Pre-orders will get a special Ronaldo Edition of the game, which includes a 3-day early access, a 5-match Cristiano Ronaldo loan player, and eight Fut Kits. One Jumbo Premium Gold Pack per week for 20 weeks, a total of 20 packs worth $60, will also be given away.

FIFA 18 will be officially be released on Friday, September 29, 2017, and will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.


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