In an e-mail today, ‘EA’ have announced they’re launching a talent search for people passionate about sports and football. ‘The EA Talent Scout campaign is back! Do you live and breathe football, have an encyclopaedic knowledge of your favourite team and the patience and dedication to work with our database? If the answer is: yes, yes and YES – then we want you for the Fifa Video Game series!’
There are various positions available for aspiring team members including:
Data Reviewers: EA describes this as a ‘voluntary’ role that gives them an idea of your football knowledge. If you do well as a data reviewing, you may then achieve a contract as a ‘Data Editor’.
Data Editors: Quoting EA on the position, this is a ‘very important role’. ‘Data Editors research and edit teams and players within our massive database, so this covers team formation, style settings, player attributes and much more. It’s a contracted position and you’ll see your name in the credits.’
EA states ‘For all these roles we’re looking for hardcore football fans. Yes, you are a massive FIFA fan, but you’ll also know your every detail about your team’s entire squad, be aware of the up-and-coming youngsters and analyse the manager’s tactics after every game. And, to be honest, you’ve got to have the time, patience and inclination to work with and input data.’