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FIFA 20 Pros Play Play Rock, Paper, Scissors To Decide Winner After Server Problems

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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.

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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.

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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”).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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gasclay
Gaseous Clay

would love to see this irl. both teams missing a match because neither bus driver could find the pitch, leading the two captains to declare a “thumb war” to determine the result