FIFA 18 TOTW 46 Inform Squad – FUT Team of the Week

The forty-sixth and FINAL FIFA 18 Team of the Week squad for FUT 18 has officially been revealed! FIFA 18 TOTW 46 inform cards will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm (UK time) September 12th, until 6pm UK September 19th 2018. This FIFA 18 TOTW squad features 95 Bale, 94 Salah and 93 Eriksen! This squad can be viewed on your console or via the FIFA 18 Web App.

FIFA 18 TOTW 46 Inform Squad - FUT Ultimate Team of the Week 46

FIFA 18 TOTW 46

FUT 18 Team of the Week 46 Starting XI

  • GK: Alphonse Areola 86
  • LWB: David Alaba 88
  • CB: Pepe 87
  • CB: Fabian Schär 82
  • CAM: Christian Eriksen 93
  • LM: Ivan Perišić 89
  • CM: Saúl Ñíguez 86
  • CM: Giovani Lo Celso 86
  • ST: Gareth Bale 95
  • RW: Mohamed Salah 94
  • ST: Michy Batshuayi 88

Substitutes

  • GK: Camilo Vargas 81
  • CB: Zainadine Júnior 81
  • LM: Ahmed Musa 84
  • CAM: Denis Cheryshev 83
  • CAM: Macnelly Torres 81
  • ST: Memphis Depay 86
  • ST: Sebastián Blanco 81

Reserves

  • RB: Pierce Sweeney 69
  • RM: Stefan Johansen 80
  • CM: Danny Mayor 76
  • ST: Youssef En-Nesyri 77
  • ST: César Arias 77

Any FIFA 18 OTW / FIFA 18 PTG cards will be updated upon release!

Let us know your thoughts on this latest FIFA 18 TOTW 46 squad in the comments below!

FIFA 19 Ratings Reveal | Top 100 FUT 19 Players

The FIFA 19 Ratings Reveal has officially begun! The entire countdown through the Top 100 FIFA 19 Players can be found below, all on this page! Groups of new FUT 19 Players will be added below each day, as and when they have officially been confirmed. Each player’s work rates, weak foot and skill moves abilities can also be found alongside their new FIFA 19 Ultimate Team cards.

FIFA 19 Ratings Reveal | Top 100 FUT 19 Players

The following FIFA 19 Ratings have been calculated based on performances over the last 365 days. These performances include all league and cup competitions. Take a look at the Top 100 FUT 19 Players below!

The FIFA 19 Web App Release Date is very close now (details via link)! Check out our FREE FUT 19 Web Start Trading Guide by clicking the following text!

FIFA 19 Web App Release Date | FUT 19 Web Start Trading Guide

FIFA 19 Ratings Reveal

Top 100 FUT 19 Players

The Top 100 FIFA 19 Ratings will be revealed in five separate batches. The top 100-81 can already been found below, and the top 20-1 will conclude this list. Which FUT 19 players will be in the Top 10 of this year’s ratings? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this, so let us know in the comments at the end of this post!

100. Kostas Manolas (85) CB

Kostas Manolas 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

99. Riyad Mahrez (85) RW

Riyad Mahrez 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

98. Zlatan Ibrahimović (85) ST

Zlatan Ibrahimović 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

97. Raheem Sterling (85) RW

Raheem Sterling 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

96. Blaise Matuidi (85) CDM

Blaise Matuidi 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

95. Marco Asensio (85) LW

Marco Asensio 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

94. Sergej Milinković-Savić (85) CM

Sergej Milinković-Savić 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

93. Joshua Kimmich (85) RB

Joshua Kimmich 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

92. Edin Džeko (85) ST

Edin Džeko 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

91. Koke (85) CM

Koke 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

90. Marco Reus (85) LM

Marco Reus 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

89. Filipe Luís (85) LB

Filipe Luís 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

88. Vincent Kompany (85) CB

Vincent Kompany 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

87. Arjen Robben (85) RM

Arjen Robben 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

86. Alisson Becker (85) GK

Alisson Becker 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

85. David Alaba (85) LB

David Alaba 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

84. Fabinho (85) CDM

Fabinho 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

83. Arturo Vidal (85) CDM

Arturo Vidal 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

82. Virgil van Dijk (85) CB

Virgil van Dijk 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

81. Diego Costa (85) ST

Diego Costa 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

80. Radja Nainggolan (85) CM

Radja Nainggolan 85 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

79. Alex Sandro (86) LB

Alex Sandro 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

78. Medhi Benatia (86) CB

Medhi Benatia 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

77. Dani Parejo (86) CM

Dani Parejo 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

76. Nemanja Matić (86) CDM

Nemanja Matić 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

75. Douglas Costa (86) LM

Douglas Costa 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

74. César Azpilicueta (86) CB

César Azpilicueta 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

73. Naldo (86) CB

Naldo 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

72. Fernandinho (86) CDM

Fernandinho 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

71. Miralem Pjanić (86) CM

Miralem Pjanić 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

70. Leroy Sané (86) LW

Leroy Sané 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

69. Leonardo Bonucci (86) CB

Leonardo Bonucci 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

68. Jérôme Boateng (86) CB

Jérôme Boateng 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

67. Thomas Müller (86) CF

Thomas Müller 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

66. Ederson Moraes (86) GK

Ederson Moraes 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

65. Roberto Firmino (86) CF

Roberto Firmino 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

64. Marco Verratti (86) CM

Marco Verratti 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

63. Nicolás Otamendi (86) CB

Nicolás Otamendi 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

62. Thiago Alcântara (86) CM

Thiago Alcântara 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

61. Mesut Özil (86) CAM

Mesut Özil 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

60. Sadio Mané (86) LW

Sadio Mané 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

59. Ivan Perišić (86) LM

Ivan Perišić 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

58. Raphaël Varane (86) CB

Raphaël Varane 86 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

57. Ciro Immobile (87) ST

Ciro Immobile 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

56. Alexis Sánchez (87) LW

Alexis Sánchez 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

55. Kalidou Koulibaly (87) CB

Kalidou Koulibaly 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

54. Dries Mertens (87) CF

Dries Mertens 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

53. Mauro Icardi (87) ST

Mauro Icardi 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

52. Keylor Navas (87) GK

Keylor Navas 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

51. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (87) ST

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

50. Andrés Iniesta (87) CM

Andrés Iniesta 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

49. Jordi Alba (87) LB

Jordi Alba 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

48. Jan Vertonghen (87) CB

Jan Vertonghen 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

47. Samuel Umtiti (87) CB

Samuel Umtiti 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

46. Marek Hamšík (87) CM

Marek Hamšík 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

45. Romelu Lukaku (87) ST

Romelu Lukaku 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

44. Ivan Rakitić (87) CM

Ivan Rakitić 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

43. Gerard Piqué (87) CB

Gerard Piqué 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

42. Kylian Mbappé (87) RW

Kylian Mbappé 87 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

41. Thiago Silva (88) CB

Thiago Silva 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

40. Lorenzo Insigne (88) LW

Lorenzo Insigne 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

39. Samir Handanovič (88) GK

Samir Handanovič 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

38. Gonzalo Higuaín (88) ST

Gonzalo Higuaín 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

37. Casemiro (88) CDM

Casemiro 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

36. James Rodríguez (88) CAM

James Rodríguez 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

35. Gianluigi Buffon (88) GK

Gianluigi Buffon 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

34. Christian Eriksen (88) CAM

Christian Eriksen 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

33. Paul Pogba (88) CM

Paul Pogba 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

32. Sergio Busquets (88) CDM

Sergio Busquets 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

31. Gareth Bale (88) RW

Gareth Bale 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

30. Philippe Coutinho (88) LW

Philippe Coutinho 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

29. Hugo Lloris (88) GK

Hugo Lloris 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

28. Marcelo (88) LB

Marcelo 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

27. Mohamed Salah (88) RW

Mohamed Salah 88 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

26. Isco (89) CAM

Isco 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

25. Marc-André ter Stegen (89) GK

Marc-André ter Stegen 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

24. David Silva (89) CAM

David Silva 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

23. Mats Hummels (89) CB

Mats Hummels 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

22. Edinson Cavani (89) ST

Edinson Cavani 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

21. Paulo Dybala (89) CAM

Paulo Dybala 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

20. Sergio Agüero (89) ST

Sergio Agüero 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

19. Giorgio Chiellini (89) CB

Giorgio Chiellini 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

18. Antoine Griezmann (89) ST

Antoine Griezmann 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

17. Harry Kane (89) ST

Harry Kane 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

16. N’Golo Kanté (89) CDM

N'Golo Kanté 89 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

15. Jan Oblak (90) GK

Jan Oblak 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

14. Thibaut Courtois (90) GK

Thibaut Courtois 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

13. Diego Godín (90) CB

Diego Godín 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

12. Manuel Neuer (90) GK

Manuel Neuer 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

11. Robert Lewandowski (90) ST

Robert Lewandowski 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

10. Toni Kroos (90) CM

Toni Kroos 90 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

9. David De Gea (91) GK

David De Gea 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

8. Luis Suárez (91) ST

Luis Suárez 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

7. Sergio Ramos (91) CB

Sergio Ramos 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

6. Eden Hazard (91) LW

Eden Hazard 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

5. Kevin De Bruyne (91) CAM

Kevin De Bruyne 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

4. Luka Modrić (91) CM

Luka Modrić 91 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

3. Neymar Jr. (92) LW

Neymar Jr. 92 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

2. Lionel Messi (94) CF

Lionel Messi 94 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (94) ST

Cristiano Ronaldo 94 FUT 19 Card | FIFA 19 Rating Reveal

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You can also check out the complete list of FIFA 19 ICONS | Confirmed FUT 19 ICON Ratings right here!

Are there any players that you believe should have been included in the Top 100 FUT 19 Players? Are there any players that you believe have undeservedly been included? Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on this year’s FIFA 19 Ratings Reveal in the comments below!

FIFA 18 TOTW 45 Inform Squad – FUT Team of the Week

The forty-fifth FIFA 18 Team of the Week squad for FUT 18 has officially been revealed! FIFA 18 TOTW 45 inform cards will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm (UK time) September 5th, until 6pm UK September 12th 2018. This FIFA 18 TOTW squad features 96 Suárez, 89 Lukaku, 88 Benzema and 88 Nainggolan! This squad can be viewed on your console or via the FIFA 18 Web App.

FIFA 18 TOTW 45 Inform Squad - FUT Ultimate Team of the Week 45

FIFA 18 TOTW 45

FUT 18 Team of the Week 45 Starting XI

  • GK: Alex McCarthy 81
  • CB: Nicolas Nkoulou 86
  • LB: Jérôme Roussillon 84
  • LB: Jose Holebas 82
  • CAM: Radja Nainggolan 88
  • CM: Leon Goretzka 86
  • LM: Viktor Fischer 86
  • CM: Morgan Sanson 84
  • ST: Luis Suárez 96
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku 89
  • ST: Karim Benzema 88

Substitutes

  • GK: Walter Benítez 78
  • CB: Alexander Djiku 81
  • CAM: Ondrej Duda 79
  • RW: Hakim Ziyech 86
  • RW: Carlos Vela 86
  • ST: Fabio Quagliarella 84
  • CF: Damir Kreilach 83

Reserves

  • CM: Louis Schaub 80
  • CAM: Steven Naismith 79
  • CDM: Erik Johansson 81
  • CAM: Abdenasser El Khayati 75
  • RW: Cesinha 76

Any FIFA 18 OTW / FIFA 18 PTG cards will be updated upon release!

Let us know your thoughts on this latest FIFA 18 TOTW 45 squad in the comments below!

FIFA 19 Soundtrack List | FIFA 19 Songs & Artists

Each year the EA SPORTS FIFA team have released excellent and unique FIFA Soundtracks, that engage players across the world. This year we expected nothing less, and EA have delivered again in compiling the new FIFA 19 Soundtrack! The full FIFA 19 Spotify Playlist, including a list of all the FIFA 19 songs & artists can be found below.

FIFA 19 Soundtrack List | FIFA 19 Songs & Artists

The FIFA 19 Soundtrack features musicians such as Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Logic, Jacob Banks, Crystal Fighters, and supergroup LSD (Labrinth, Sia & Diplo). There’s also brand new music from Scottish trio Young Fathers, UK neo-soul group Jungle, and Aussie indie musicians Mansionair. Breakthrough artists, featuring Billie Eilish, Bugzy Malone, Stealth, NoMBe, Octavian, Bearson, Bas feat. J. Cole, and Sam Fender.

The final chapter of The Journey features a beautiful, dramatic original score by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Lorne Balfe (Pacific Rim Uprising, Mission: Impossible – Fallout). This is certain to bring a special atmosphere to the Champions League in FIFA 19!

FIFA 19 Soundtrack List

EA’s goal has always been to deliver a truly international soundtrack, reflecting the ‘World’s Game’. For the FIFA 19 Soundtrack, choices have been bolder and the vibe is certainly stronger! The hype behind a FIFA Soundtrack is always huge, and with the game’s release date just around the corner, it’s time to check out the anthems that will be blasting out of your TV speakers/headphones throughout the 2018/19 football season!

FIFA 19 Spotify Playlist

FIFA 19 Songs & Artists

ARTIST SONG COUNTRY
Andreya Triana Beautiful People UK
Atomic Drum Assembly Island Life UK
Bakar Big Dreams UK
Bantu & Dr. Chaii Jackie Chan Zimbabwe
Bas Tribe feat. J. Cole USA
BC Unidos Take It Easy feat. U.S. Girls and Ledinsky Sweden
Bearson It’s Not This feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan Norway
Billie Eilish you should see me in a crown USA
Bob Moses Heaven Only Knows CAN
Broods Peach New Zealand
Bugzy Malone Ordinary People UK
Childish Gambino Feels Like Summer USA
Confidence Man Out The Window AUS
Courtney Barnett City Looks Pretty AUS
Crystal Fighters Another Level UK/SPAIN
Death Cab For Cutie Gold Rush USA
Easy Life Pockets UK
Ghali Habibi ITALY
Gizmo Varillas & Baio Losing You (Baio Remix) SPAIN/USA
Gorillaz Sorcererz UK
Husky Loops feat. MEI & Count Counsellor Everytime I Run UK
Jacob Banks Love Ain’t Enough UK
Jungle Beat 54 (All Good Now) UK
Kojey Radical Water with Mahalia & Swindle UK
LADAMA Porro Maracatu (TOY SELECTAH Remix) Brazil/COL/Venezuela/USA
Lao Ra Pa’lante COLOMBIA
Logic Warm It Up feat. Young Sinatra USA
LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo) Genius USA
Mansionair Violet City AUS
No/Me Consistent USA
NoMBe Drama feat. Big Data GER/USA
Ocean Wisdom Tom & Jerry UK
Octavian Lightning UK
Peggy Gou It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) SOUTH KOREA
Sam Fender Play God UK
Stealth Truth Is UK
Stereo Honey Where No One Knows Your Name UK
SUN SILVA Blue Light UK
Tom Misch Good To Be Home feat. Loyle Carner, Barney Artist, Rebel Kleff UK
Tove Styrke Sway SWEDEN
Wovoka Gentle 1000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks UK
Yolanda Be Cool Musika feat. Kwanzaa Posse AUS/South Africa
Young Fathers Border Girl SCOTLAND

Are there any other artists or songs that you would have included in the music of FIFA 19? Let us know your thoughts on the official FIFA 19 Soundtrack in the comments below!

Are EOMM & DDA the Future of FIFA?

Around the beginning of 2018, YouTuber YongYea made headlines throughout the FIFA community. He announced that EA had patented a new concept known as EOMM. This discovery stirred a heated debate amongst FIFA community members, and was soon followed by the finding of another new patent known as DDA. A notable detail regarding these patents was that neither of them were new. In fact, EA had already patented them on March 8th 2016, and in the Spring of 2017 EA’s research team released two papers [1][2] describing the concepts in more detail.

EOMM & DDA Future of FIFA | Dynamic Difficulty Adjustments | Engagement Optimized Matchmaking

With the above taken into account, DDA has been one of the most debated concepts throughout the second half of FIFA 18. In this post, I look into what these two concepts are really about and what they may tell us about the future of FIFA.

What are EOMM & DDA?

DDA means ‘Dynamic Difficulty Adjustments’, and it does exactly that, but with a particular end goal. Dynamic game difficulty balancing has been around since at least 1975 [3], but DDA differentiates itself from earlier dynamic difficulty concepts with the objective of reducing the so-called ‘churn rate’. (The churn rate is the player’s inclination to stop playing.) Earlier dynamic difficulty concepts would simply reduce the gap between the winner and the loser. The problem with that concept was that it often resulted in unplayable games, as it would become pointless to practice [4]. Most gamers know that Mario Kart used such a concept – Rubber Banding. Those of us who actually played Mario Kart also know why it made the game less fun.

EOMM means ‘Engagement Optimized Matchmaking’. Unlike traditional skill-based matchmaking, where the main priority is to create fair matches, EOMM matches users based on what results are more likely to maintain their interest in the game. The rationale is that if people lose or win too often, they are likely to stop playing. Therefore, the optimal way to match them is to avoid that either result occurs too often.

Same purpose, different problem

What should be very clear from the above is that EOMM and DDA serve the same purpose, but they do so in different ways. A relevant question to ask is why EA spends money developing two solutions for, what seems to be, the same problem. To answer that, we could look at where these concepts were tested.

DDA was tested on a mobile match 3 game (could be Bejeweled), whereas EOMM was tested on a PvP (Player vs Player) game.

The reason why this wasn’t the other way around is due to the fact that DDA is effective when you have everything under control, such as what jewels are being dropped and at what speed. But in a two-player football game, the human players control a considerable amount of the action. That leaves very few levers to pull for the game developer(s) unless they introduce something silly like the blue shell in Mario Kart. In a PvP game like FIFA, a different solution is needed, and that solution is pretty straight forward; you simply hand pick the opponents. When someone is predicted to become bored after having won their last ten matches, you simply match them up against a superior opponent.

So, in essence, EA needs DDA and EOMM because they solve the same problem under two very different sets of circumstances; namely to avoid users from becoming bored or frustrated, and ultimately stop playing.

Will we see EOMM & DDA in FIFA 19?

What are the chances that DDA and EOMM will become a part of FIFA? Usually, companies don’t invest in developing new concepts for fun.

As for DDA, there is little doubt that it was built for single player games. FIFA’s main game modes may be multiplayer oriented, but it is very possible that DDA will make its entry in SBCs (Squad Building Challenges) or Career Mode as a replacement for the current adaptive difficulty concept.

As for EOMM, I can be more specific. EOMM wasn’t tested live. Instead, EA’s researchers tested it theoretically through a simulation based on real data from a popular game. The research paper also holds a few clues as to what game this possibly could have been. Section 5 describes how the researchers conducted a case study on a popular PvP game. We also learn that said game had matches which could end as either a win, a loss or a draw. Last but not least, the draw percentage was around 20%. Having studied football statistics and in particular FIFA statistics for some time, the criteria I just listed fit incredibly well.

So, if the test subject wasn’t FIFA, it was a game very similar to FIFA. Either way, I expect to see EOMM implemented in FIFA very soon, and perhaps already on September 28th when FIFA 19 hits the shelves.

The ethical side of it

Is it fair to throw something like EOMM into a game like FIFA? This is a difficult question, to which I will provide different answers.

On one hand, we all grew up with the basic perception that matchmaking should be random. A game isn’t fair if some have to climb a higher mountain than others. But FIFA already contains many deviations from this principle, though. FUT seasons uses skill based matchmaking, with H2H seasons using star based matchmaking, and that’s just the game modes we know about!

On the other hand, a lot of people are becoming increasingly frustrated with this game and the frustration typically isn’t related to winning too much. I’ve lost track of all the times I’ve heard someone complain about losing streaks. If EOMM makes playing the game a more enjoyable experience, then why complain about it?

FIFA 18 TOTW 44 Inform Squad – FUT Team of the Week

The forty-fourth FIFA 18 Team of the Week squad for FUT 18 has officially been revealed! FIFA 18 TOTW 44 inform cards will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm (UK time) August 29th, until 6pm UK September 5th 2018. This FIFA 18 TOTW squad features 91 Müller, 88 Martínez and 88 Reus! This squad can be viewed on your console or via the FIFA 18 Web App.

FIFA 18 TOTW 44 Inform Squad - FUT Ultimate Team of the Week 44

FIFA 18 TOTW 44

FUT 18 Team of the Week 44 Starting XI

  • GK: Rune Almenning Jarstein 86
  • CB: Matthias Ginter 87
  • CB: Stefan Savić 84
  • CB: Harry Maguire 84
  • CAM: Thomas Müller 91
  • CM: Piotr Zieliński 85
  • CM: João Moutinho 84
  • CM: Hans Vanaken 84
  • LW: Marco Reus 88
  • ST: Josef Martínez 88 (Record Breaker)
  • ST: Fernando Torres 86

Substitutes

  • GK: Tomáš Vaclík 82
  • CB: Mario Hermoso Canseco 81
  • CM: Marco Benassi 82
  • ST: Aleksandar Mitrović 84
  • ST: Lucas Moura 84
  • ST: André-Pierre Gignac 86
  • ST: Fran Sol Ortiz 81

Reserves

  • ST: Simon Terodde 82
  • LM: Jonathan Bamba 78
  • CDM: Dominik Furman 77
  • RM: Jefferson Savarino 77
  • ST: Marcos Álvarez 72

Any FIFA 18 OTW / FIFA 18 PTG cards will be updated upon release!

Let us know your thoughts on this latest FIFA 18 TOTW 44 squad in the comments below!

FIFA 19 Web App Guide + Trading Tips

The FUT Web App is an online application where FIFA Ultimate Team users can manage their squads, as well as using the FUT transfer market to buy and sell players. Users also have access to the FUT store via the FIFA Web App, where packs can be purchased containing a random selection of players and consumable items. More recently introduced, Daily Objectives and Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) can also be completed on the FUT WebApp. This feature is incredibly important as it can jumpstart your Ultimate Team prior to console release. We will explain exactly how to take advantage of all the above features in this FREE GUIDE! We also have details and new information regarding the FIFA 19 Web App release date, FUT 19 Web Start Early Access, and the official FIFA WebApp link.

FIFA 19 Web App | FUT 19 Web Start Early Access

FIFA 19 Web App | FUT 19 Web Start Early Access

During FUT Web Start, users will be able to collect daily gifts, open returning user packs and build their FIFA 19 Ultimate Team squads early! FIFA Points can only be used during and after EA Access and Origin Access become available (details below). We recommend that you resist temptation to open packs and save your FUT 19 coins during WebStart. FIFA coins are always at their highest value during this period!

FIFA 19 Release Date | EA Access / Play First Trials

The official FIFA 19 release date is set for Friday, 28 September 2018, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. However, users will have the chance to play the game eight days early (20 September) using Play First Trials (available via EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access Basic on PC). Access users will also be given a 10% discount if they decide to purchase the full game. Furthermore, PC players will be given the chance to upgrade to Origin Access Premier, this will provide unlimited access to the full game ahead of release.

UPDATE (19 September 2018)

FIFA 19 Early Access via EA Access is NOW LIVE! Search FIFA 19 on the store (actually press search), scroll right and you will see the option “FIFA 19 Trial”. Press this to begin your download!

FIFA 19 Early Access EA Trial

FIFA 19 Web App Release Date

With the above information taken into account, and the fact that the FIFA 18 Web App was released the day before EA Access last year, it is safe to assume that the FIFA 19 Web App will be released on (or close to) Wednesday, 19 September 2018. We’re expecting the EA SPORTS FIFA team to officially announce the new FUT 19 Web App, around Sunday, 8 September 2018. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and that you TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. We will update you when new information becomes available, including a free push notification the moment the new FUT Web App goes live!

UPDATE (14 September 2018)

It has now officially been confirmed by the EA SPORTS FIFA team that the FIFA 19 Web App will go live on Wednesday, 19 September 2018! Find the official link below…

FUT 19 Web App Coming Soon (Maintenance) | FIFA 19 WebApp

Official FUT Web App Link

The official EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Web App link can be accessed below this paragraph. This link will provide access to FIFA 19 Ultimate Team content after the FIFA 18 Web App has been taken down, following the transitional maintenance period to FIFA 19. Again, we will keep you all updated on our Twitter as each step of this process occurs. PLEASE BE AWARE – only trust ‘https‘ FIFA Web App links containing the official EA SPORTS domain name. Unfortunately there are sinister people out there looking to exploit users with FIFA Web App hacks. The best way to ensure that you don’t become a victim of this is to always check the page’s URL (web address) before entering any login credentials.

https://www.easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/web-app

Another important thing to consider is the fact that historically, there have been initial invite errors stopping large quantities of users being able to access FUT WebStart. If you manage to successfully access the FIFA 19 Web App launch screen, we strongly recommend keeping the window open to ensure that you stay connected. In the past, users have closed their window during busy periods and as a result have been unable to regain access. With all this said, we are hopeful that the EA servers will be able to handle the influx of traffic during the FUT 19 Web App launch.

FUT 19 Web App Advanced Search Filters | FIFA 19 WebStart

How to Access the FUT 19 Web App Early

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of being able to use the FIFA 19 Web App during Early Access.

  • You must be a returning FIFA Ultimate Team user and have set a security question before 1 August 2018.
  • Play at least 10 FIFA 18 Ultimate Team games on the console using the account linked to your Web App. This will also increase your chances of receiving loyalty packs.
  • Enable login verification (Origin > Account > Security > Login Verification).
  • Confirm Login Verification via Email or Text.

FIFA 19 Web Start is essentially the preseason to FIFA Ultimate Team, during this small window before the full game is released users can earn coins, build their team and gain an advantage. Find out how to make FIFA 19 coins during Early Access below!

How to Make FUT Coins During FIFA 19 Early Access WebStart

Before we look into this year’s best FIFA 19 coin making tips, it is important to note that Xbox and PC users should login to the FIFA 19 Web App before starting the game on Play First Trials. The reasoning behind this is the fact that you are limited to a total of 10 hours gameplay. The vast majority of this valuable playing time should be used playing FUT matches, with 1,000 FUT coin boosts activated for each game. Doing this is so important, as the more coins you can obtain during this period, the more you will have to invest using our exclusive FIFA 19 trading methods! Building your FUT squad and any FUT transfer market dealings should ideally be done via the FIFA Web App. This also applies for FUT Daily Objectives that don’t require playing a match, as well as FUT Squad Building Challenges!

FUT Coin Making Tips & Trading Methods for FIFA 19 WebApp

FUT Transfer List | FIFA 19 Pack Sorting

Starting Tips
  • After accessing the FIFA 19 Web App for the first time, open all returning user packs and starter packs. Once you have sorted these players and consumable items, list the players and items that seem inflated in price. A judgement call should be made here, but bare in mind most players will be at their highest value in the early stages of FUT. (When selling, list items on 1 hour listing cycles and keep relisting until they sell.)
  • Login each day to receive FUT Web App Daily Gifts. These offer free FIFA 19 coins, as well as free packs!
  • Complete as many FIFA 19 Daily Objectives and SBCs as you can! The initial ones are incredibly easy and the rewards are well worth it! (Try using untradeable items when completing these!)
  • Many of you will have EASFC credits that carryover, these can be used to purchase various FUT items that can be sold for coins. (The EASFC catalogue can be accessed during your 10 hours early access game play via Play First Trials).
General Trading Tips
  • Keep an eye out for users listing items below their current value. This may require patience and quick reactions, but with a bit of luck you can make some serious FIFA coins by purchasing these items. You’d be surprised at how many players fail to correctly value their returning user pack items!
  • Rare silver players can be a goldmine during FUT WebStart! In the early stages of FIFA 18, Brazilian striker – Cristiano da Silva (74) was selling for 25k coins on the Xbox market. His price eventually increased to 250k!
  • Don’t open FIFA 19 packs during FUT Web Start! Coins are so valuable during this initial period. We recommend using them for investments and to intelligently improve your FIFA 19 Ultimate Team squad, focusing on all positions. Having a solid team without any major weak links will help you massively in the initial stages!
  • Although time consuming, the bronze pack trading method can generate a steady flow of FIFA coins. This is done by purchasing 400 coin bronze packs and selling the contents for a small profit each time. (You may want to increase the size of your transfer list via the EASFC catalogue for this one.)
  • If possible, keep a small amount of coins available to trade with. It’s extremely frustrating to let a bargain pass you by because all your coins are tied up in other items.
  • For maximum profits, sell any unused items around 28 September 2018.

FIFA Web App FAQ

FIFA 19 Companion App | FUT Web App Transfer Market

Will I be able to use the new FUT Web App on my mobile device?

Yes, but only through the FIFA 19 Companion App. The FUT 19 Companion App will become available after Web Start and Early Access.

When is the FIFA 19 Companion App release date?

The new FIFA 19 Companion App release date is likely to be 20 September 2018.

When will the FIFA 18 Web App go offline?

The FIFA 18 Web App will likely be taken down on 15 September 2018.

Which platforms are available with the FIFA Ultimate Team Web App?

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PC users will be able to access the FIFA Ultimate Team Web App.

Why is the FUT WebApp not working?

With the sudden influx of traffic around the beginning of each FIFA release date, servers can be operating at maximum capacity. This is often the cause of this problem. With this said, it is also worth clearing your browser cache and trying to access via an incognito window. If this fails, and you know of other people successfully gaining access to the FUT WebApp, it could be something to do with your account. We’ll keep you all up to date on any known issues around the time of release.

What is FIFA 19 Web App login verification?

Login verification is a security measure to help ensure that other users cannot gain access to your account. You will need to verify the code that is sent to your email address or phone number.

Do you have to pay to access the FIFA Web App?

No! The FIFA Web App is completely free for everyone. There will be a cut off point though, where access to the FUT transfer market will only be available to users who have played the game via console or PC.

Can matches be played on the FUT Web Application?

No. Before release, FIFA matches can only be played on your console via EA Access, or PC via Origin Access. After release, users will need to own a copy of the full game.

What do you need for the FIFA 19 Web App login?

Users will need the email address associated with your EA account, your password, and the answer to your security question. Users may also be required to input a verification code sent either to your phone number or email address.

Are you excited to start your Ultimate Team journey on the FIFA 19 Web App release date? Which FUT coin making methods and trading tips will you be using in this year’s title? Let us know your thoughts and feel free to ask us any questions in the comments below!

FIFA 18 TOTW 43 Inform Squad – FUT Team of the Week

The forty-third FIFA 18 Team of the Week squad for FUT 18 has officially been revealed! FIFA 18 TOTW 43 inform cards will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm (UK time) August 22nd, until 6pm UK August 29th 2018. This FIFA 18 TOTW squad features 97 Messi, 94 Agüero and 88 Mbappé! This squad can be viewed on your console or via the FIFA 18 Web App.

FIFA 18 TOTW 43 Inform Squad - FUT Ultimate Team of the Week 43

FIFA 18 TOTW 43

FUT 18 Team of the Week 43 Starting XI

  • GK: Jonathan Orozco 84
  • LB: Marcos Alonso 86
  • RB: Daniel Carvajal 86
  • CB: Steve Cook 84
  • CB: Kendall Waston 83
  • RM: Ricardo Quaresma 88
  • CM: David Silva 93
  • LM: Luís Nani 86
  • ST: Lionel Messi 97
  • ST: Sergio Agüero 94
  • ST: Kylian Mbappé 88

Substitutes

  • GK: Mike Maignan 81
  • LB: Kieran Gibbs 82
  • LM: Denis Bouanga 82
  • CM: Jasmin Kurtić 81
  • ST: José Luis Morales 82
  • ST: André Silva 84
  • CF: Fabrício 81

Reserves

  • RB: Sean Klaiber 79
  • CAM: Michael Liendl 79
  • CM: Lee Seok Hyun 75
  • ST: Julio Tavares 79
  • ST: Alex Fisher 72

Any FIFA 18 OTW / FIFA 18 PTG cards will be updated upon release!

Let us know your thoughts on this latest FIFA 18 TOTW 43 squad in the comments below!

FIFA 19 The Journey Champions Story Mode

FIFA 19 The Journey Champions story mode has officially been confirmed by the EA SPORTS FIFA team! The Journey 3 will follow the stories of three heroes, Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter. What’s really interesting is the fact that these stories will intertwine and occur simultaneously. These three characters can be switched between at any time, keeping your FIFA 19 Journey 3 experience fresh and interesting. Users will also have the chance to interact throughout each story with some of the world’s most famous footballer stars, including Neymar Jr., Alex Morgan, Paulo Dybala, Kevin De Bruyne, and more!

FIFA 19 The Journey Champions Story Mode | Alex Hunter | The Journey 3

FIFA 19 The Journey Champions

FIFA 19 Journey 3 Official Story Trailer

FIFA 19 The Journey Champions is expected to feature in this year’s FIFA 19 Demo. For more information, check out our FIFA 19 Demo Release Date & Download Links here!

Alex Hunter’s Story | Real Madrid Transfer

FIFA 19 Journey 3 | Alex Hunter's Story | Real Madrid Transfer

Alex Hunter, the 19-year-old football star, is set to continue his journey at Spanish giants, Real Madrid. As a 17-year-old, Hunter shook up the English Premier League in style, completing his rise to the pinnacle of world football. He then went on to join MLS powerhouse, LA Galaxy, an unprecedented move for a player of his age. During his time in Los Angeles, Alex managed to win the MLS cup, before returning to Europe. Still celebrating the success of a domestic league and cup double at the end of last season, Hunter will join Los Blancos for the new season, making the Santiago Bernabéu stadium his new permanent home.

In FIFA 19 The Journey Champions, the English football sensation will take his favoured number 29 shirt at Real Madrid, teaming up with legends such as Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Sergio Ramos for the 2018-19 season. He looks to etch himself into the starting eleven to form the foundation of a team that has their sights set on an unprecedented fourth successive UEFA Champions League trophy.

Hunter recently opened up about the move saying, “Playing at Real Madrid is everything I’ve ever wanted. To join the biggest club in the world is what I’ve always dreamed of as a kid. I’m buzzing to finally get my shot at playing in the biggest club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League.” When asked if he was prepared to cope with the pressure of playing for Real Madrid, Alex calmly replied, “I’m ready, this is a huge step in my career, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Kim Hunter’s Story | USWNT World Cup

FIFA 19 Journey 3 | Kim Hunter's Story | USA World Cup

Many FIFA fans will recall Kim Hunter (Alex’s half-sister) making her big break into the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) in The Journey: Hunter Returns. In FIFA 19 The Journey Champions, Kim is now ready to step into a lead role in the trilogy’s final chapter. Users will get the chance to play through Kim’s story as she continues to represent the United States at the Women’s World Cup. Play at authentic stadiums and immerse yourself in incredible atmospheres as you pursue the ultimate prize women’s football!

There will be more to come on FIFA 19 The Journey Champions! Let us know your thoughts on this FIFA 19 Journey 3 story mode news in the comments section below.

FIFA 18 TOTW 42 Inform Squad – FUT Team of the Week

The forty-second FIFA 18 Team of the Week squad for FUT 18 has officially been revealed! FIFA 18 TOTW 42 inform cards will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm (UK time) August 15th, until 6pm UK August 22nd 2018. This FIFA 18 TOTW squad features 92 Pogba, 88 Mané and 86 Rooney! This squad can be viewed on your console or via the FIFA 18 Web App.

FIFA 18 TOTW 42 Inform Squad - FUT Ultimate Team of the Week 42

FIFA 18 TOTW 42

FUT 18 Team of the Week 42 Starting XI

  • GK: Wayne Hennessey 80
  • CB: Bruno Valdez 79
  • RB: Juan Angulo 77
  • CB: Fabio Aguiar da Silva 76
  • CM: Paul Pogba 92
  • CAM: Dimitri Payet 88
  • CAM: Gastón Pereiro 86
  • CM: Pizzi 86
  • LW: Sadio Mané 88
  • ST: Wayne Rooney 86
  • ST: Vincent Aboubakar 86

Substitutes

  • GK: Marián Kelemen 77
  • CB: Jack Elliott 75
  • LM: Richarlison de Andrade 81
  • RM: Nicolae Stanciu 80
  • CM: Luciano Acosta 80
  • ST: Dyego Sousa 81
  • ST: Alex Revell 81

Reserves

  • CDM: Louis Verstraete 77
  • RM: Khaled Narey 77
  • CM: Fredrik Aursnes 75
  • CM: Mark O’Hara 71
  • ST: Mustapha Yatabaré 77

Any FIFA 18 OTW / FIFA 18 PTG cards will be updated upon release!

Let us know your thoughts on this latest FIFA 18 TOTW 42 squad in the comments below!