FIFA 18 has its ups and its downs, but when a New Year comes around, we know its only a matter of time before Team of the Year drops. And in 2018 EA have decided to do things a little differently. There have been rumours online for a while of EA spicing things up by making TOTY a ‘community driven’ event, with many people speculating what this could mean. A vote similar to Player of the Month? A different squad picked by the community? Well, today we finally have answers, and more importantly, we have a date.
“For the first time ever, the Team of The Year will be voted on by a carefully curated list of media, athletes and EA SPORTS FIFA community members. This collective of ballot recipients has been chosen to represent the millions of EA SPORTS FIFA players all over the world. Each team will be selected from a shortlist of 55 players, nominated by EA SPORTS for their real-world performance in 2017.
Custom-built ballot boxes will be delivered to each recipient on January 8, containing all 55 of the nominee player items. Each vote will consist of three attackers, three midfielders, four defenders, and one goalkeeper in a 4-3-3 formation. Each ballot recipient will cast their vote by posting a photo of their team on social media with #TOTYVote by January 12.
The ballots submitted by this group will account for 60% of the final vote. The remaining 40% of the votes will be cast by EA SPORTS.
The final Team of the Year will be announced starting on January 15, with special TOTY player items available in packs for a limited time in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team and FIFA Mobile.”
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
Now that is some pool of players to pick from, and the voters now have their Ballot Boxes, with YouTubers such as Castro and Bateson87 posting this fact already. But if you’re like me and feel a bit glum that you really have no say in who will be selected then fear not. FIFA database sites Futwiz.com and Futhead.com also got a box, and they are putting the vote to us. So make sure to have your say before the voting closes.
Now is the time to accumulate as many packs as possible to be in with a chance! So remember to get all of your Squad battles done, save your FUT Champs rewards, and do as well as you can in as many Drafts as possible. Let us know who your 11 would be below.