Kurt Fenech (or Kurt0411), a professional FIFA player, has been banned by Electronic Arts to not partake in any further FIFA 20 championships.
Let’s see what Electronic Arts wrote on Twitter in a statement: „In November 2019, after a series of Code of Conduct violations as part of the EA Sports FIFA Global Series in which he threatened employees and other players, Kurt0411 was banned from competing or attending any EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series events or future competitions. Since that time, Kurt 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 and breach our Terms of Service. We will not tolerate threatening behaviour. As a result, today Kurt0411’s EA account will be banned from playing our games and accessing our services due to these serious and repeated violations.” (We’ll not quote the rest, as that’s the ordinary PR talk.) He already got banned once in March!
Eurogamer Poland adds that the final straw for Electronic Arts was Kurt spitting on the logo of the publisher.
We should listen to the other half of the story, as well – let’s see what Kurt wrote on Twitter: „Incredibly stuff honestly… banning me from their eSports events wasn’t enough, trying to get my Twitch and YouTube channels banned wasn’t enough, they now shut down my 10-year plus Fut Founder account. No words.” And in another tweet, he also said this: „[At the] 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.”
We can’t say much about the situation – there probably are people who are supportive of the ban, while others are against it. But the banhammer is a banhammer nonetheless. However, we found a diss track from him…
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