EA responds to viral thread highlighting ‘true cost’ of dream Ultimate Team

EA has responded to a Twitter thread which detailed the cost of buying a ‘dream’ Ultimate Team.

The thread began with what the poster – FIFA player ScudzTV – described as a ‘dream team’, which included 11 of the most expensive FUT Icons in the game.

Every player was a prime icon moments card. Included in the team were the likes of Ronaldo, Pele and Ruud Gullit.

Some of these players are also difficult to obtain via the transfer market. At the time of writing, none of the three players above were listed on the PS4/5 market.

ScudzTV claimed that the total cost of the team was 100 million coins.

He calculated that in order to afford the team via pure gameplay (without the use of FIFA Points), each player would have to play for 22,000 hours – at an assumed average of 1,500 coins per game with weekly rewards taken into account.

The player deduced that if he traded at a profit of 10,000 coins every 10 minutes, he would need to trade for 1,650 hours in order to make the 100 million coins required.

EA response to ‘dream team’ claims

Speaking to Mirror Football, an EA spokesman challenged the contents of the Twitter thread.

They said: “While we respect the effort and creativity to map out possible paths to greatness, we challenge the premise of these theories. There are a lot of assumptions being made in the calculations.

“For example, you can’t accurately calculate how many coins you would earn from trading as that would depend on your skill as a trader.

“There are also other aspects of the game that contribute to building your club, such as SBCs, Objectives and Draft, which have to be accounted for as well.

“As importantly, FIFA is a game of skill.

“The skill of the player is the greatest factor in the outcome of matches or challenges in FIFA – a strong player can be successful whether their team is bronze, silver, gold or a mixture of all three.

“You don’t need the highest rated players in the game in order to win. In the real world, no football club has the world’s highest rated players in each of the 11 positions.

“While it’s possible to field the “top 11″ in FUT if skilled enough with substantive time investment, it’s certainly not intended or expected that players would field a squad like this.”

Featured Image Credit: