Fifa is one of the world’s most recognised and successful franchises, with millions of gamers around the world signing up year on year and buying each annual title. As well as boasting a following of millions of fans, Fifa has also gained itself plenty of following from real world sporting superstars and even made a foray into the competitive world of Esports in more recent times. So with the scene continuing to go strong in 2021, branching off into new and exciting avenues, here are some of the top ways to make money playing Fifa.
Pink Slips And Money Matches
Electronic Arts and their flagship Fifa series have developed a pretty infamous reputation in the world of gaming for being something of a money-grabbing franchise, changing very little on the surface and technical level year on year but continuing to demand a hefty price point. And whilst there are some obvious differences between every release that help carve out their own unique themes and feeling that ultimately make this reputation a bit overly-inflated, there’s certainly no denying the role Fifa has played in the rise of microtransactions in the gaming industry.
Through the online Ultimate Team game mode, Fifa has created a winning formula for players to sink their cash into, really going into overdrive in recent years with more types of packs and unlockable players than ever before. But whilst the Fifa pack experience is one certain way of sinking your money, the rise of Ultimate Team has at least given players a great opportunity to translate their skills into cash.
‘Pink slips’ is the Fifa community’s term for wagers between two players for either a card of a player at their club, or a select amount of coins. An exceptionally popular way of making videos and content for Fifa YouTubers and live streamers back in the day, this informal means of wagering is popular amongst the Fifa community and can be an effective way of boosting up the value of your club by staking your skills and racking up the valuable players in your lineup.
There are a whole host of online sites around the internet that specialise in not only offering cheap and reliable coins and players, eliminating the risks of sinking all your money in the pack opening gamble, but also allow players to sell their coins and clubs for the best possible rates.
On top of that, specialist Esports sites such as Unikrn have been established in recent times that provide safe and secure lobbies for players to quickly link up and place their money matches. These lobbies eliminate the traditional risks of smurfs or sharks hiding their skill level, ensuring those who are looking to make money playing games are doing so in a fair and safe environment at all times.
According to the latest measurements from sites such as SullyGnome, the Fifa 21 category hit 36,693,502 hours over the course of a month on the world’s biggest online live streaming website, Twitch.tv. With an average viewership of over 50,000 at any given time and a peak viewership of 225,980 that is continuing to rise, live streaming a game like Fifa represents a seriously lucrative option for those who can crack the market.
Successful streamers on a site like Twitch can essentially be split into two groups: those who people watch for their engaging personalities and content, and those whose skills are so far ahead of everyone else that viewers flock in to see them at work. For those Fifa players around the world that think they have either one of those things nailed down should 100% consider joining in this exciting world, with content creators keeping 50% of any donations or subscriptions made to a channel.
Fifa is also a game that lends itself very well to the streaming game, with the default six minute halves of football keeping things snappy, the franchise and gameplay being both recognisable and accessible and the plethora of game modes ensuring there’s enough space for streamers of all kinds to find some form of harmony. It’s also incredibly interactive, allowing viewers to join in the fun and play with or against a streamer, and there are also a variety of unique challenges or concepts content creators can come up with such as ‘Road to Glory’ which not only helps with viewer retention but also raises the possibility of opening up another potential revenue stream via capturing the content and putting the highlights as a series on something like YouTube.