EA Permanently Bans FIFA Pro Kurt from EA Games and Services

EA bans FIFA Pro Kurt for threatening employees and other players

By Grayshadow, Posted 24 Feb 2020

One of the more notorious FIFA player Kurt0411 has been banned from playing all EA games and accessing EA services.


An Important message regarding FIFA player Kurt0411. pic.twitter.com/RcHu1hMCup

— Electronic Arts (@EA) February 24, 2020

The company made the announcement public on their social media account stating:

“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 behavior. 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 build games and communities for players to have fun. Creating a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone without fear of harassment or abuse is a vital part of that. Our Terms of Service include a Code of Conduct that we ask players to abide by to keep our communities healthy and safe. We have an ongoing focus to create communities where everyone feels safe and respected, including in-game toxicity reporting tools as well as new moderation tools. And, we will continue to add more features.”

Kurt did response saying:

Could you give me examples of when I have threatened your incompetent employees?

— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) February 24, 2020

Following Kurt's content, you can find multiple instants where he did call out EA in a negative context. Such as his song called Little Rats.

As of now, a lot of Kurt's content on his YouTube channel has been claimed and taken down by EA. This is strikingly similar to how Take-Two Interactive took down SupMatto's channel. Who was accused of leaking sensitive information about Borderlands 3 and private investigators were sent to his home.

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 pic.twitter.com/EqAVWprTI5

— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) February 24, 2020

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this is problematic. As it shows an unsettling amount of power publishers have against independent creators. While EA does have the right to refuse service to its own products the ability to copyright strike content on third-party sites like YouTube is extremely unnerving. 

Adam Siddiqui,
Senior Editor, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Developer(s): Electronic Arts, EA Vancouver, EA Romania
Genres: Sports
Themes: Football
Release Date: 2019-09-24

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