Play FIFA without spending money
That’s the promise Tim Latka has made. Convinced that his decisions and actions can affect and condition the way in which many users play, this professional player has decided that this year he will complete his team in FUT 21 without spending money on FIFA Points.
As you are sure you know, these special point packs allow you to buy special envelopes with which to obtain a greater probability of great rewards, a practice that has become almost essential for many users. And it is that many have assured that they need to buy this type of accessories to be able to choose certain players, since otherwise there is no way to get them.
Is FIFA a Pay-to-win?
This has led many to classify the game as an authentic pay-to-win, that is, either you pay and spend money, or you will not be able to reach the maximum level of your team with which to qualify for great victories. It’s a feeling shared by a lot of FIFA players, who end up frustrated after failing to advance in the game and not reaching critical pieces for their eleven as a star forward or world-class defender.
Typically, the best FIFA 21 players appear in special packs, which are usually the most expensive to buy and acquire. Since in-game coins often cost sweat and tears, the quickest route is to buy FIFA Points, which allow you to acquire these envelopes immediately, without having to get so many victories in return.
Does the one with the most money win?
That’s where Tim Latka wants to go. As the official account of the club he plays for, Schalke 04, has published, the player does not agree that your portfolio should define your skills in the game, so he is willing to do not spend money on FIFA Points and still move forward in the game and get the lineup you’re really looking for.
Our FIFA athlete @timlatka announced that he won’t buy any FIFA Points this year as he doesn’t agree that your wallet shouldn’t define your gaming skills.
We support his decision and decided to donate the amount of money we would have given to him to the Robert Enke Foundation. pic.twitter.com/O0AVZ3Kgah
– Schalke 04 Esports (@ S04Esports) September 26, 2020
In return, the club will donate 2,000 euros to the Robert Enke association, an amount that is usually what a player normally spends per season in FIFA Points. What madness.
The addictive background
In addition to the controversy of pay-to-win and the practices of buying FIFA Points, another background that must be taken into account is that of addictive game. Much has been made of loot boxes and the addictive add-on that hooks players of all ages. The need to buy FIFA Points is nothing more than the shortest way to be able to get the most sweet packs, something that has caused many users to spend large amounts of money being completely absorbed by the mechanics of the game.
This has led some countries to ban these types of mechanics, hence, for example, in Belgium FIFA Points are not offered as they are related to gambling. Surely this year we will talk about this much more.