After Casino Ban Celebration – FIFA 23 is booming with pack openings on Twitch

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Of: Jonas Dirkes

FIFA 23 celebrates its release this week, but criticism is already hailing. Pack Openings on Twitch are designed to resemble recently banned gambling streams.

Hamburg – The release of FIFA 23 is imminent. EA’s annual football simulation is scheduled to appear on September 30 for PS5, Xbox Series X and Co., but is already causing a lot of excitement in gaming circles. While the scene is actually welcoming the ban on casino streams on Twitch, FIFA players are busy streaming pack openings on the platform. A double standard that annoys many.

name of the game FIFA 23
Release (date of first publication) September 30, 2022
Publishers Electronic Arts
series FIFA
platforms PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Google Stadia
developer EA Sports
genre football simulation

FIFA 23: Casino streams are banned, pack openings continue

what happened anyway Twitch recently changed its regulations. So-called casino streams have been banned from Twitch since September 21st. A decision that was generally viewed rather benevolently, as such streams in particular entice young people to play with real money. An appearance by Jan Böhmermann on his show took a similar line ZDF Magazine Royale. In it, the moderator criticized the common practice of in-game purchases in video games.

FIFA 23: Pack Openings despite casino ban – Twitch remains undecided © EA Sports

According to Böhmermann, streams on Twitch in particular contribute significantly to the temptation to make digital purchases, which often resemble gambling. A criticism that the streamer Montanablack satirized in the post would not attribute to himself. The FIFA community in particular seems to share this view of the well-known streamer.

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Twitch is currently being flooded with so-called pack openings. Streamers open packs of the popular FUT mode ahead of the release of FIFA 23. The problem: Packs are bought for real money and are randomized – gambling in sheep’s clothing. Players cannot simply acquire the desired card, but must hope for their luck.

FIFA 23: Streamers criticize pack openings on Twitch

Who criticizes the FIFA streams on Twitch? Twitter is currently hot on the subject of the FIFA Pack Openings on Twitch. streamers @CmdKrieger is currently the spearhead of criticism. He tweeted his frustration at the FIFA 23 Pack Openings on Twitch:

Twitch, on the other side of the discussion, has so far been undecided and has not yet spoken out on the heated topic. Apparently, opening packs in FIFA 23 does not currently violate their own gambling rules. It remains to be seen whether this will possibly change in the coming weeks and months after the release of FIFA 23.