EA permanently bans FIFA pro Kurt0411

EA permanently bans FIFA pro Kurt0411

Publishing giant Electronic Arts has banned FIFA pro player Kurt 'Kurt0411' Fenech from competitive play in the football blockbuster.

As revealed by EA on Twitter (below), Fenech has been barred from playing any and all EA games as well as accessing EA services in the wake of a long and very public feud between the publisher and esports player.

Fenech has long been critical about EA and the FIFA franchise and was banned in November 2019 for allegedly threatening employees at the corporation. Following this initial ban, the Twitter accounts of several EA employees were hacked.

This sordid relationship has allegedly continued to happen, with messages crossing "a line of decency into very personal attacks and breach of our Terms of Service," according to EA, hence his new ban.

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