FIFA 23 Showdown Series: All SBC players & upgrades explained

Luca Di Marzo
FIFA 23 Showdown Series promo

FIFA 23 fans had a chance to enjoy the Showdown Series promo in Ultimate Team. The Showdown Series delivered live cards to the game with the potential for upgrades so let’s get into the SBCs and upgrades that arrived.

FIFA 23 players have come to expect a new promo every Friday, however, this isn’t always the case. Previously the RTTF promo brought plenty of live cards to Ultimate Team, but with it being a one-week promo, players were wondering what was next.

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It turns out FIFA 23 players received the Showdown Series promo to bridge the gap to the Fantasy FUT promo. The event took over Ultimate Team and delivered plenty of boosted cards via SBCs.

FIFA 23 Showdown Series start date

The Showdown Series promo arrived on Friday, February 24. Not only did players receive plenty of Showdown SBCs, but EA have decided to add previous special cards to packs throughout the promo.

You can check out the cards in the Tweet below to see which special items returned to packs for that week.

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Standout players included Winter Wildcard Gabriel Jesus, OTW Haaland, and Winter Wildcard Benzema.

FIFA 23 Showdown Series upgrades explained

The Showdown Series first appeared in FIFA 22 and the concept remained the same in FIFA 23. Essentially, EA offered players the opportunity to complete a considerable amount of Showdown SBCs and Objectives.

The Showdown concept focuses on two players who are set to face off in a real-life match. Based on the results of the match, the FIFA 23 Showdown players will receive upgrades.

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Here’s how the Showdown Series upgrades are expected to function:

  • Win: +2
  • Draw: +1
  • Loss: No upgrade
The Showdown Series has the potential for major upgrades.

Of course, the catch is that players had to complete the SBC or Objective before the matches started, meaning they had the chance to predict the outcome before a ball is kicked. The Showdown Series balances the risk and reward concept with a major upgrade for the winning team.

FIFA 23 Showdown Series SBC players

FIFA 23 players were in for some juicy cards with potential upgrades on the line. The Showdown Series focused on major clashes between top teams.

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Unlike other promos that release items all at once, the Showdown Series released new content (SBCs) on a daily basis.

Here’s a list of every Showdown Series player:

PlayerSBC / OBJMatchRatingUpgradeExpiry
Dani CeballosSBCReal Madrid 1 – Atletico Madrid 187Feb 25
Nahuel MolinaSBCReal Madrid 1 – Atletico Madrid 187Feb 25
Carlos SolerSBCMarseille 0 – PSG 387Feb 26
Sead KolasinacSBCMarseille 0 – PSG 387Feb 26
Manuel LocatelliSBCFeb 28 – Juventus 4 vs Torino 287Feb 28
Antonio SanabriaSBCFeb 28 – Juventus 4 vs Torino 287Feb 28
Jamie Bynoe-GittensSBCMarch 3 – Borussia Dortmund 2 vs RB Leipzig 187March 3
Benjamin HenrichsSBCMarch 3 – Borussia Dortmund 2 vs RB Leipzig 187March 3
Eljif ElmasSBCMarch 3 – Napoli 0 vs Lazio 187March 3
Mattia ZaccagniSBCMarch 3 – Napoli 0 vs Lazio 187March 3
John StonesSBCMarch 4 – Man. City 2 vs Newcastle United 087March 4
Jacob MurphySBCMarch 4 – Man. City 2 vs Newcastle United 087March 4
Wout WeghorstSBCMarch 5 Liverpool 7 vs Man. United 088March 5
Harvey ElliottSBCMarch 5 Liverpool 7 vs Man. United 088March 5

For more FIFA 23, check out some of our other guides:

Best custom tactics in FIFA 23 | How to get free Twitch Prime Gaming pack in FIFA 23 | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best midfielders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best strikers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best defenders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.