FIFA 22 streamer Castro banned for Ultimate Team “coin distribution” live on Twitch
Castro is one of the FIFA community’s biggest and most popular streamers, and he was banned live on Twitch from using FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market.
Ultimate Team is pretty much the lifeblood of EA’s FIFA franchise as it rakes in billions each year. It’s helped by the fact the game’s most popular content creators advertise the game so well and pump lots of money into FIFA Points – the game’s microtransaction currency.
Edwin Castro AKA Castro_1021 has been one of the game’s main streamers and content creators for years now. So it was a huge shock to many when he was unceremoniously booted from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s transfer market – permanently.
During a typical live stream on Twitch, Castro was having an issue with EA’s servers as he was searching for players in Ultimate Team.
Suddenly, a prompt appeared on his screen saying “Account At Risk” and EA had apparently noticed that his account was “recently involved in FUT Coin distribution” and subsequently banned him from the game mode’s transfer market.
Ultimate Team’s transfer market is a crucial aspect of the game, and, especially for a high-profile streamer like Castro, will have a damaging effect on his content creation.
“The day before Team of the Group Stage, and I just dropped like 300K FIFA Points on Black Friday, and you think I’m coin distributing?!” Castro angrily shouted for his viewers.
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This imposed ban will prevent the player from buying or selling any players on the FIFA Ultimate Team market. Meaning he can’t sell any exciting, valuable pack pulls or buy the game’s latest and greatest cards.
Castro doesn’t believe he’s done anything wrong, and it’s likely he will appeal against the decision. The streamer is one of the most well-liked in FIFA, and it’s likely that his ban will be overturned.
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Image Credit: EA / Castro / Twitch