EA Bans FIFA Pro And Streamer For Abusive Conduct

Kurt0411 Banned By EA
Kurt0411 Banned By EA GameRevolution

Well known FIFA 20 Pro and streamer, Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech has had a continued dispute with Electronic Arts for some time now. The streamer was banned from FIFA competitions in November on the grounds of persistent abusive behavior toward EA on live streams and social media. Shortly after, the social media accounts of FIFA were hacked by the supporters of Fenech.

When Fenech was banned in 2019, he did not seem to display any kind of remorse in his follow-up video. He mentioned that saying "suck my balls, you son of a bitch" to an opponent during a live stream resulted in his ban.

"Anyone that plays videogames has said that before to their opponents, especially in FIFA. The difference is, I've got a live camera in front of me," Fenech said in the video. "Does that change things? No. I don't care. I don't give a shit that there's a camera in front of me. Why do I have to change what I say because there's a camera in front of me?"

For whatever reason Fenech did not choose to rectify his behavior post-ban in interactions with EA. Due to his misconduct, the professional has now been banned from all EA games and services.

EA took it to Twitter to explain the reason behind banning Kurt0411. "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 Sporty FIFA 20 Global Series events or future competitions," the tweet read. "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."

In response to the tweet from EA, Fenech himself posted, saying "End of the day I have never said anything I shouldn't have. This is just deeper than anyone thinks. They didn't want me competing at events cos they were scared I'd win them, now I'm the 2nd biggest streamer of their games and they're scared I'll overtake their golden boy."

Even though I am not a FIFA 20 player, I believe that when in such a high position where millions of viewers are watching your content, it is necessary to maintain a decorum that neither destroys your image or the image of the company. If you're really good at something, you don't have to show off by raging, insulting, or cussing at your opponents and that's what Kurt0411 did.

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