Last week, EA’s servers were having some pretty serious problems. That impacted regular players, sure, but also pros trying to play international tournaments. At one point things got so bad for FIFA players that they resorted to playing Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide winners.
As Polygon reported, amidst other players being unable to connect to play each other at the scheduled time, Shaun “Brandsha” Galea and Hasan “Hasoo19” Eker just couldn’t get their match started at all, and so resorted to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine a winner.
That’s a shambolic state of affairs, and while it’s easy for FIFA fans to point the finger at the game itself and EA’s servers, surely this is more a result of poor tournament organisation not allowing for delays/issues like this (EA’s rules for the competition say that games must be played during a “window”).