Recently there have been strong rumors about a possible agreement between FC Barcelona and EA Sports FC.
A new season is already on the minds of FIFA players. With the contract expiration with the international soccer federation, the famous and beloved video game developed by Electronic Arts will change its name. Starting this summer, FIFA will change its name to EA Sports FC and will be launched as a new brand.
So currently, both players and teams are attentive to what the new version of the game can offer. During the last few hours, some rumors have surfaced claiming that there will be an agreement between FC Barcelona and EA Sports for the license. However, the rumors have been quickly denied because they assure FC Barcelona continues with Konami.
Rumors of a possible deal between FC Barcelona and EA Sports
According to information published on FUTZONE’s Twitter account, FC Barcelona and EA Sports have agreed. From the summer, EA Sports FC will have all the rights of the club Barcelona.
🚨| Barcelona and EA have agreed a partnership. EA SPORTS have the full rights to Barcelona in EA SPORTS FC + foreseeable future. Camp Nou, Face Scans + more! Official announcement in July. [@FUTZONEFIFA] #fcblive 🎮 pic.twitter.com/QujUjrKgvS
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) April 7, 2023
In short, Electronic Arts would finally include Camp Nou and the faces of the players back in its popular game. On the other hand, rumors suggest they will make an official announcement in July, exactly when the contract between EA and FIFA ends.
Now, many will wonder about the agreement between FC Barcelona and eFootball; rumors claim that that license also ends this year, and the agreement with Konami expires.
However, the information made public by FUTZONE has nothing to do with the information published by journalist Toni Juanmart. Juanmart affirms that FC Barcelona has not closed a deal with Electronic Arts; consequently, it is extending its relationship with Konami for three or four more years.
En las últimas horas han surgido informaciones que apuntan a un supuesto acuerdo Barça-EA Sports.
Sin embargo, el club no solo no ha roto con Konami, sino que está próximo a renovar con la marca asiática para los próximos 3-4 años.
Konami, por cierto, es patrocinador de Messi. pic.twitter.com/aSqgl2AovC
— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) April 8, 2023
On the other hand, the journalist mentions that Lionel Messi, who is now associated with rumors of a return to the Blaugrana club, is sponsored by the eFootball developer.
What will happen to FC Barcelona’s esports section?
In case FC Barcelona does not continue its agreement with Konami and manages to reach an agreement with EA Sports, it is unknown what consequences it may cause to its esports team.
FC Barcelona is currently one of the main clubs in the eFootball Championship Pro. However, no information is available on whether the new relationship with Electronic Arts will cause action to be taken against Barça Esports, the leading team in the eFootball Championship Pro, where it competes with teams such as.
- Bayern Munich
- Arsenal FC
- AC Milan
- AS Roma
If the agreement with eFootball ends, it will remain to be seen whether FC Barcelona will choose an EA Sports FC squad for their division. This is one of the few teams not represented in eLaLiga Santander. On the other hand, if the contract with Konami remains in place, the situation of the Culés will remain as it is today.