FIFA 18 last night announced the start of their Teams of the Season (TOTS), which in many ways is the final curtain call of the game as football seasons and European cup competitions come to a close.
Work will soon begin on promoting FIFA 19 and potentially something else revolving around the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The TOTS is already underway, with official news released during the FIFA eWorld Cup in Manchester at the weekend.
According to EA Sports, the Community TOTS is based on a shortlist of 100 players who performed consistently well throughout the season but did not receive a performance-based in-form as of April 15.
Players like, Tottenham’s Ben Davies and Barcelona’s Gerard Pique who have both been exceptional at the back, but never enough to warrant an In-Form Card.
These 100 players will be whittled down to just 23 based on fan voting on both Futhead and Futwiz. The final 23 winners will be revealed on April 27th with a mix of bronzes, silvers and golds.
But this will be merely the first phase in EA Sports overall Team of the Season announcements.
Throughout May we’re likely to see the release of various TOTS squads for the majority of the big leagues, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, Calcio A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and a Rest of the World squad too.
For now further details about the event are thin on the ground, but it’s entirely possible that EA Sports will use some of the similar features of past TOTS events to help inform how they approach the event this year.
For instance, the TOTS squad normally includes an extra 24th TOTS player who can be claimed via a bonus SBC that rewards fans for completing special SBCs every week.
It’s likely that we’ll learn more about this year’s TOTS event following the reveal of the Team of the Season Community squad next week.
For now, though, keep reading to see a list of some of the other key features from the FIFA 17 TOTS which again, could likely return for 2018.
FIFA 17 TOTS KEY FEATURES
TOTS Bonus Reward SBC
An even bigger reward awaits fans who stay active throughout the entirety of TOTS! Each Tuesday, during TOTS, fans will have 72 hours to complete a new Bonus Reward SBC. The more you complete, the bigger the Bonus reward! Fans who complete ALL Bonus SBCs will get a pack containing a guaranteed TOTS player item! If you’re eligible for a TOTS Bonus SBC Reward, it will be granted to you on June 28th, 2017.
Completing 2 or more TOTS Bonus SBCs will earn you a special reward:
2 TOTS Bonus SBCs – Mega Pack (untradeable)
3 TOTS Bonus SBCs – Prime Gold Players Pack (untradeable)
4 TOTS Bonus SBCs – Rare Players Pack (untradeable)
5 TOTS Bonus SBCs – Jumbo Rare Players Pack (untradeable)
6 TOTS Bonus SBCs – Ultimate Pack that includes a guaranteed TOTS Player (untradeable)
TOTS Upgrade SBCs
Upgrade your squad during TOTS with these special SBCs! Featuring tradeable and untradeable guaranteed 84+ rated TOTW SBCs from ANY TOTW, 82+ Rated Players SBC and League Specific Upgrade SBCs.