EA extends FIFPRO contract for FIFA franchise

Date Type Companies involved Size
October 13th, 2021 license EA Sports
Electronic Arts
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EA extends FIFPRO contract for FIFA franchise

Electronic Arts has renewed its contract with professional football player union FIFPRO.

The publisher said that this agreement would allow it to keep using player likenesses for athletes who were a member of the organisation. This includes teams from the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and LaLiga Santander.

While further details of the contract haven't been disclosed, EA and FIFPRO apparently share a "long term commitment".

"Our players regularly remind us that one of the most important aspects of an EA Sports experience is the deep immersion created through authentic use of the world's greatest leagues, teams and talent," EA Sports VP David Jackson said.

"It's how we continue to uniquely blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds of football. FIFPRO will continue to be an important partner as we build the next generation of EA Sports football experiences for players around the world."

This news comes in the wake of EA saying that it could rebrand its FIFA franchise and that it was in negotiations with the sports organisation over naming rights.

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