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'FIFA 17' Gets Some Big News, Winter Upgrades Arrived With Rating Refresh And Players Boost


EA Sports' latest entry to the FIFA game series, "FIFA 17," is about to get some big lift this week. The UK-based BT Sport has just won the rights to broadcast the competitive football gaming matches on British TVs. BT Sport made the big announcement this week.

FIFA 17 On Live TV

For the first time in the British TV history, FIFA fans will now be able to watch the best FIFA competitors on TV. As mentioned earlier by the UK online publication The Guardian, the UK-based TV broadcaster announced it would air the remaining four majors gaming matches in the competitive FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series in April and May in an exclusive deal with the game's publishing company, Electronic Arts.

According to Simon Green, head of BT Sport, the "FIFA 17" live matches broadcast is yet another example of live innovation from the British broadcasting company.

Competitive interactive football gaming has attracted increasingly large crowd online in recent years. The industry is growing fast and many tournaments around the world are also taking place in some sold-out arenas.

Some of the biggest European football clubs, including Manchester City and West Ham United, have already announced their big presence in the gaming industry and even set their own official eSports players.

According to The Guardian, the remaining four EA FIFA Majors will be screened, starting April 8 with the North American regional final in Vancouver.

This will be followed by the Asia-Pacific regional final in Singapore on April 22 April, and then the European regional final in Madrid, Spain on May 6. Finally, the "FIFA 17" Ultimate Team Championship Final will be held in Berlin, Germany from May 20 to May 21.

The winner of the "FIFA 17" Ultimate Team Championship series stands to win a whopping £130,000 in cash prize, while the runner-up team will receive almost £65,000 on the prize.

FIFA 17 Winter Upgrades Hits the Road

"FIFA 17" is getting some big upgrades this week. According to Daily Stars, EA Sports has just released to the wild the latest FIFA 17 Winter Upgrades along with the further upgrades and downgrades for the Spanish La Liga League.

The game developer has made the huge announcement on Twitter. The news about "FIFA 17" updates has come after a raft of changes made in the Italian Calcio A-League, French Ligue 1 and the Premier League.

There's also some big news waiting for FIFA fans. The Spanish league is about to receive some big changes. Some of the teams that will be receiving big changes are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and Villarreal.

Additionally, the updates also include a boost for the likes of Gerard Pique, Yannick Carrasco, and Real Madrid's Carvajal.

In addition to the updates, EA Sports has also confirmed reports of upgrades and downgrades to new non-inform players.

Released in 2016, "FIFA 17" is a sports video game developed for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows. The game is the first in the FIFA game series to use the Frostbite game engine.

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