An Electronic Arts employee has been accused of selling rare FIFA Ultimate Team cards.
Streamer Nick28T reported that the developer sells rare cards in packs for 750-1700 euros. As evidence of his accusations, he showed the chat of the customer’s correspondence with the developer.
An EA employee offered a buyer to purchase three cards from the Prime Icon Moments series for 1,700 euros.
Icon Series cards are among the rarest in FIFA Ultimate Team. They include legendary players such as Ronaldo, Pele, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane and more.
In FIFA, there has always been a market for buying and selling FUT coins, which can then be used to buy icons and other rare cards at auctions.
Fans of the series say that if an employee sold cards for real money, then the ability to buy powerful cards directly and use them in FUT devalues the fans’ efforts and destroys the balance of the game.
EA has responded to the allegations by saying it has launched its own investigation.