Reinstate Hibidi's FIFA Ultimate Team players
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Chiang Wen Jun "Hibidi" is a professional FIFA player of over 10 years, winning his first championship title in 2010 at WCG Singapore. He has represented Singapore internationally ranging from Los Angeles, China, Bangkok and Malaysia throughout his esports career. Most recently, Hibidi represented Singapore in December 2016 competing at the EA Champions Cup, winning 3rd place & US$60,000 for Team Singapore.
Hibidi's achievements covered by National Newspapers and mainstream media:
This season, he left his respectable position at corporate bank BNP Paribas to pursue professional gaming full-time and has worked hard to get to the top of the FIFA global rankings.
At the time of this post, Hibidi was ranked 44th in the world and the top-ranked Singaporean. If he had maintained his consistency from the first two weeks of February (only 3 losses across 80 ranked games), he would have definitely qualified and have his first shot at the World Championship.
However on 15th February, his account got hacked and all his players deleted. To date, he has spent close to USD10,000 on his FIFA Ultimate Team account and this directly destroys all chances of qualification as well as unforeseen financial damages.
To put this in contrast, the winner of last season's FIFA Championship Gorilla from Birmingham, England won approximately USD$200,000 in prize earnings alone. This does not take into account additional sponsorship deals and media coverage that comes with qualifying for a tournament as prestigious as EA's international tournament, the FUT Championship.
With his professional career at stake, Team Flash and Hibidi humbly asks that all FIFA fans and voices sympathetic to our cause across the world lend us your support.
As a rising esports team in Singapore, every tournament and investment we make is crucial for us in making Hibidi's full-time gaming career sustainable. Missing out on a major appearance at the World Championship this season because of a technical issue that is 100% out of control has both short and long-term repercussions for both organization and player. Hibidi will be 28 this year and this could be his last shot at the world title before retirement.
This petition will be signed and eventually sent back to Electronic Arts by the end of 16th February 2018. We appreciate and are humbled by all your messages of support.
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