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EA Sports FC: End of FIFA partnership, game modes, licenses, more

EA have ended their long-standing partnership with FIFA and the football series will be rebranding as EA Sports FC in 2023.

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EA Sports have decided to rebrand their football franchise as EA Sports FC in 2023 after the company announced it severed its partnership with FIFA. Here’s everything you need to know about EA Sports FC including licenses, game modes, and the rebrand.

EA Sports made waves in the gaming industry on May 10 when they announced that their nearly-30 year partnership with FIFA would come to a close. FIFA 23 will be the final title under the joint branding of EA Sports and FIFA.

EA Sports FC is set to replace the iconic franchise in 2023, presumably several months after the release of FIFA 23.

Fans of the franchise may be wondering what implications this massive change will have on their beloved football series. Here’s everything you need to know about EA Sports FC including the licenses and game modes that could appear in the game.

EA Sports ends partnership with FIFA

EA Sports FC Mbappe

While some were shocked by the news of the eventual split between EA Sports and FIFA, others were hopeful about the future of the franchise due to the details EA shared in their announcement blog.

EA views this next step as a new era of the series that revolutionize the franchise, “this new independent platform will bring fresh opportunity – to innovate, create and evolve.” There’s no doubt that EA Sports will have more control over proceedings moving forward, which could very well lead to proper innovation in the football genre.

FIFA 23 will be the last collaboration between the two when it releases in the fall of 2022.

EA Sports FC game modes & licenses

EA Sports FC Liverpool

EA confirmed that players will be able to play Volta, Career Mode, and Pro Clubs alongside Ultimate Team in EA Sports FC. We’ll keep you posted as new game modes might arise when more information comes to light.

Long-time FIFA fans will receive most of the content they’ve become accustomed to over the years including Ultimate Team and Career Mode. Given the success of Ultimate Team, it’s no surprise to see that EA plan to continue to deliver the fan-favorite mode.

If you were worried that the authenticity of EA Sports’ football franchise would take a hit without FIFA, you can rest assured that EA’s massive licensing portfolio will carry over to EA Sports FC.

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The licensing portfolio includes rights to players, teams, leagues, and everything that contributes to steeping the game in realism, “Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in for decades will still be there, uniquely in EA SPORTS FC.”

EA’s exclusive partnerships with the top leagues around the world like the Bundesliga, Premier League, and LaLiga means that EA Sports FC will be the only source of this authentic content. In addition, to teams and players, this also includes club competitions like the legendary Champions League.

We’ll have to wait and see if this extends to FIFA’s World Cup competition, but UEFA has declared that they are committed to providing an immersive Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League experience in EA Sports FC.

When is the EA Sports FC reveal?

Given EA Sports FC will follow FIFA 23, it’s too early for a release date, but fans of the franchise can look to July 2023 for more news concerning the new title.

EA explained that they are “incredibly excited to build the future of global football with all of you, and will be happy to share more info on EA SPORTS FC in Summer 2023.”

You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled this summer to see how EA plan to innovate their incredibly popular football franchise following their split from FIFA.


For more football gaming news, check out our guide to the FIFA 22 Bundesliga TOTS including release date, leaked players & predictions.

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FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS: Release date & Team of the Season squad

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS including the release date, and official squad.

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FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS

The LaLiga TOTS is coming to FIFA 22 and here’s everything you need to know about the promo including the release date and official squad.

The LaLiga TOTS is set to follow the Bundesliga TOTS squad as a part of the highly anticipated FIFA 22 Team of the Season promo. The LaLiga squad highlights the best that Spain has to offer as Ultimate Team players attempt to secure some of the top cards in the game.

The squad that includes several Real Madrid and Barcelona players was decided by your vote. As the FIFA 22 cycle begins to wind down, you’ll have a great opportunity to strengthen your squad for the endgame.

Here’s everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS including the release date, nominees, and official squad.

LaLiga TOTS release date

FIFA 22 TOTS Ultimate Team

The FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS will hit FUT on Friday, May 20 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. Once the LaLiga TOTS squad is available in-game, those players will replace Bundesliga TOTS players in packs.

Voting began on Tuesday, May 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST and closed on Friday, May 6 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. This could be the last TOTS squad decided by fan vote.

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS nominees

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While LaLiga may have lost their global star in Lionel Messi, the 2021/2022 season still managed to provide some spectacular thrills. Real Madrid have all but secured yet another league title, and their striker Karim Benzema is having a Ballon d’Or worthy season.

Elsewhere, new coach Xavi managed to turn Barcelona’s season around thanks to the consistent play of Pedri, de Jong, and Jordi Alba.

Here’s a list of top performers included in the LaLiga TOTS nominees:

Goalkeeper nominees

  • Yassine Bounou – Sevilla
  • Alex Remiro – Real Sociedad
  • Diego López – Espanyol
  • Matías Dituro – Celta Vigo
  • Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • Geronimo Rulli – Villarreal
  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid

Defender nominees

  • Jordi Alba – Barcelona – LB
  • Unai García – Osasuna – CB
  • Marcos Acuña – Sevilla – LB
  • Eder Militao – Real Madrid – CB
  • Ronald Araujo – Barcelona – CB
  • Robin Le Normand – Real Sociedad – CB
  • Diego Carlos – Sevilla – CB
  • Jesus Navas – Sevilla – RB
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla – CB
  • David Alaba – Real Madrid – CB
  • Alex Moreno – Real Betis – LB
  • Iñigo Martínez – Athletic Bilbao – CB

Midfielder nominees

  • Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona – CM
  • Toni Kroos – Real Madrid – CM
  • Joan Jordan – Sevilla – CM
  • Yeremy – Villarreal – RM
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid – CDM
  • Carlos Soler – Valencia – CM
  • Sergio Canales – Real Betis – CM
  • Oscar Trejo – Rayo Vallecano – CDM
  • Thomas Lemar – Atletico Madrid – LM
  • Pedri – Barcelona – CM
  • Brais Mendez – Celta Vigo – RM
  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid – CM
  • Nabil Fekir – Real Betis – CAM
  • Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad – CM
  • Etienne Capoue – Villarreal – CM
  • Iker Muniain Athletic Bilbao – CAM
  • Juanmi – Real Betis – LM

Attacker nominees

  • Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – LW
  • Oyarzabal – Real Sociedad – LW
  • Enes Unal – Getafe – ST
  • Joselu – Alaves – ST
  • Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid -ST
  • Gonçalo Guedes – Valencia –
  • Angel Correa – Atletico Madrid – ST
  • Iago Aspas – Celta Vigo – ST
  • Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – ST
  • Raúl de Tomás – Espanyol – ST

FIFA 22 LaLiga Team of the Season squad

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS squad

EA have decided to reveal the official LaLiga TOTS squad one day early on May 19. You’ll still have to wait until May 20 to get your hands on these players but you can take a look at the squad and see which nominees just missed the cut.

Here is the official LaLiga TOTS squad revealed by EA:

Goalkeeper

  • Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – GK

Defenders

  • David Alaba – Real Madrid – CB
  • Eder Militao – Real Madrid – CB
  • Ronald Araujo – Barcelona – CB
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla – CB
  • Marcos Acuña – Sevilla – LB

Midfielders

  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid – CM
  • Nabil Fekir – Real Betis – CAM
  • Pedri – Barcelona – CM
  • Sergio Canales – Real Betis – RM
  • Iker Muniain – Athletic Bilbao – LM

Forwards

  • Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – LW
  • Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid -CF
  • Raúl de Tomás – Espanyol – ST
  • Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – CF

At the moment, it looks like both the Serie A and Ligue 1 TOTS squads will not be decided by votes. Instead, EA will likely pick the squad of players.


For more FIFA 22, check out everything you need to know about TOTS Token Swaps.

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FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps explained

FIFA 22 TOTS features the fan favorite Token Swaps system, here’s everything you need to know about how it works.

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FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps explained

FIFA 22’s TOTS features the Token Swaps system which has been a major feature in FUT promos this year. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps and an explanation of how it works.

Team of the Season is always the biggest promo of the year, as the very best players from LaLiga, Ligue 1, and other top leagues over the past season are given massively upgraded cards.

For FIFA 22, EA are kicking things up a notch, as a Tokens system features for the first time in the event. First introduced as part of Icon Swaps, Tokens Swaps have played a huge role in FUT this year, including promos like Future Stars and FUT Birthday.

But how does FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps work? Here’s everything we know so far.

FIFA 22 TOTS cards

FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps start date

After EA confirmed that TOTS Token Swaps would arrive in FUT, the program started on May 6 in FIFA 22. EA later confirmed that as of May 20 you’ll be able to redeem all of the tokens you collect between May 6 and May 27.

They also hinted that fans are in store for a second swaps program that would kick-off when the first one comes to a close on May 27. This second program will likely focus on a combination of LaLiga, Ligue 1, and Serie A rewards.

What are FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps?

FIFA 22 TOTS info

The Swaps system asks players to earn Tokens by completing in-game objectives and SBCs, which can then be submitted for rewards. You can choose to save up all of your Tokens for the top prize, or splash them on multiple smaller rewards – the choice is all yours.

Tokens are added almost every day, and while most are easy to spot, some have been known to be smuggled away in one of the individual Marquee Matchup SBCs. We recommend checking FUT every day at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET to make sure you see them all.

EA confirmed that there are 25 to earn in total, with the best reward requiring 22. Keep your eyes peeled, as you can only afford to skip three if you want to scoop the highest prize.

Premier League TOTS

FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps rewards

TOTS Swaps rewards give players the opportunity to open packs that guarantee a TOTS from one of the most desirable leagues. There are also some tasty-looking Icon Moments in there for those who want to know what they’re getting before committing.

Check out the full slate of FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps rewards below, as revealed by EA.

Number of TOTS TokensReward
22Icon Moments Luis Figo
19Premier League TOTS Player Pick (1 of 3)
17Icon Moments Michael Ballack
1584+ x 25 Pack
14Premier League + Bundesliga TOTS Player Pick (1 of 3)
10Guaranteed Premier League TOTS Pack
7Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTS Pack
5Ultimate Pack
5Guaranteed Community TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed Eredivise TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed EFL TOTS Pack
3Guaranteed Saudi Professional League TOTS Pack
2Rare Players Pack

That was everything we know so far about FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps, be sure to check back here for all the latest information.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our pages for both the Serie A and Ultimate TOTS.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 35 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 35 lineup.

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It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 35, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the upcoming TOTS.

One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.

Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 35.

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 35

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 35 is here and the star power is shining this week with the race for Champions League spots in the Premier League and Serie A’s title challenge still undecided. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.

Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 35 here.

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Players can’t receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.


For more on FIFA 22, check out our guide to the upcoming LaLiga TOTS including a release date and Team of the Season nominees.

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