Games company Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to remove Russian teams from its sports matches in the wake of the current Russian sanctions. It is said that the Russian national team, as well as Russian clubs, will exit the FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online football video games. In the case of the NHL 22 ice hockey video game, it should affect both teams from Russia and Belarus. EA is also considering similar changes in other areas of the game.
“EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and, like many other voices in world football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine,” the statement said. Company Notice. When will the teams be excluded from the matches still open? The NHL Dismissal Notice I talked about the coming weeks. The player community will be kept informed when work on updates is complete.
With this decision, EA is in line with the relevant sports federations. The FIFA and its European subsidiary UEFA Today, Monday, it was announced that all Russian teams were excluded from all tournaments. in the same day As decided by the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF A similar ban against Russia. In the context of global sanctions against Russia after the attack on Ukraine, other technology companies have already taken measures and restricted services, for example. Among other things, Apple has stopped sales of its devices in Russia, and Apple Pay is no longer operating there.