And now, EA has banned the player from its entire portfolio of games and services.
In a statement released today, EA said Kurt Fenech (aka Kurt0411) is “banned from playing our games and accessing our services” due to “serious and repeated violations.”
An Important message regarding FIFA player Kurt0411. pic.twitter.com/RcHu1hMCup— Electronic Arts (@EA) February 24, 2020
In reply, Fenech was highly critical of EA on his YouTube channel and his Twitter account, which has 93.9K followers, accusing the company of “tyranny” and “bullshit.”
He responded to Monday’s ban with a series of tweets alleging a conspiracy. “I have never said anything I shouldn’t have,” he wrote. “This is just deeper than anyone thinks. They didn’t want me competing at events cos they were scared I’d win them.”
End of the day I have never said anything I shouldn’t have. This is just deeper than anyone thinks. They didn’t want me competing at events cos they were scared I’d win them, now I’m the 2nd biggest streamer of their game and they’re scared I’ll overtake their golden boy— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) February 24, 2020
Meanwhile, in its earlier statement, EA had said that Fenech has “continued to post abusive and threatening messages and videos about EA employees and competitive players on social media, and he has encouraged others to do the same. His messages have crossed a line of decency into very personal attacks.”
The company also specifically added that it is “open to feedback and constructive criticism.”