The FIFA 20 Global Series – EA’s annual esports effort for the game – opened registration today, but sign-ups were quickly taken offline after prospective players began to report seeing others’ personal info during the registration process. EA says it’s “aware of a potential issue” and is investigating, but in the meantime, players aren’t happy.
When you entered the registration page, you would see the email address, account ID, location, date of birth, and console account name of someone who had previously registered – no tricks or workarounds necessary. That was noted by Australian streamer Crispy (via our sister site, The Loadout).
Crispy asks “This has to be illegal right?” That sentiment has broadly been shared by the competitive FIFA community. Kurt Fenech similarly says “before I get to the absolute farce of that competitive bullshit, when you click the link register for verification you get other people’s personal information! WTF, this is a new low even for this joke of a company.”
“We’re aware of a potential issue affecting the registration page for the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series that went live earlier today,” EA says on Twitter. “We take these matters seriously, and we immediately took down the page while we investigate the matter. We’ll share updates as soon as possible.”
Registration for the Global Series was set to last until October 31, and a second window is set to open in January. You can head to the official site for further details on the event – in the meantime, you might want to wait for confirmation of safety before you try to sign up.