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In a possible PR move in a world where Russia is invading Ukraine, EA plans to remove a nation’s team from its sports games.

EA will remove all Russian teams from its current FIFA and NHL games. These includes Russian national teams and Russian clubs from FIFA 22, NHL 22, FIFA Mobile, and FIFA online. Here’s the official statement from EA:

“EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and like so many voices across the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

In line with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports has initiated processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products including FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online.

We’re also actively evaluating related changes to other areas of our games. We will keep our communities up to date on any actions taken, and thank players for their patience as we work through these updates.

Following the IIHF’s suspension of all Russian and Belarusian national and club teams from IIHF competitions, we will be removing these teams from NHL 22 within the coming weeks.

We stand with the people of Ukraine and join the voices around the world calling for peace.”

Despite it being a PR move, it is nice that EA is taking initiative in making a stand against war; by removing a team from its games.

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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