News 25 February 2020

Professional FIFA Player Banned From Every EA Game For ‘Abusive & Threatening’ Behaviour

25 February 2020

After being banned from FIFA 20 back in November, a professional FIFA player has now been banned from all EA games and services.

EA took to Twitter to announce the ban on Kurt04111 – real name Kurt Fenech – due to “serious and repeated violations”.

Following Fenech’s initial ban, he had “threatened employees and other players” while other EA staff members had their Twitter accounts hacked supporting the professional player.

In the statement from EA, the company said Fenech has “continued to post abusive and threatening messages and videos about EA employees and competitive players on social media, and he has encouraged others to do the same. His messages have crossed a line of decency into very personal attacks.”

On his YouTube channel, Fenech is highly critical of EA and has previous stated that EA has “done everything this year but look at themselves and admit they f****d it. They killed their game and their ‘esport’.”

Kurt Fenech has since responded to the ban, writing on Twitter: “End of the day I have never said anything I shouldn’t have. This is just deeper than anyone thinks.

“They didn’t want me competing at events cos they were scared I’d win them, now I’m the 2nd biggest streamer of their game and they’re scared I’ll overtake their golden boy.”