FIFA 17 earlier this week announced the start of their Teams of the Season (TOTS), in many ways the curtain call for the game as football seasons come to a close and EA begin work on building hype for FIFA 18, which we already know is coming to Nintendo Switch.
This all starts tomorrow, May 12th, with the release of the Community Team of the Season. Three special squads coming Gold, Silver and Bronze players, entirely selected by the FIFA community and featuring a selection of players who consistently performed at the top level all year, but who missed out on having a Team of the Week in-form card.
Players like, Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Real Madrid’s Daniel Carvajal who have both been exceptional at the back, but never enough to warrant an In-Form Card.
However, the release of these three squads on Friday is just the tip of the iceberg.
In the coming weeks, EA Sports will also release their Team of the Season for each respective league, in much the same way as the way FIFA 17 released Winter Upgrades earlier this year.
That means we’ll certainly be getting a squad for the Premier League, Bundesliga, Calcio A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and possibly a few more along with the Rest of the World squad too.
Unlike the customary Team of the Week squads though, these will also include an exclusive tournament reward 24th TOTS player “a super Bonus SBC that rewards fans for completing special SBCs every week” explains EA Sports, so keep your eyes peeled for that too.
This is just the start though, and you can read on as EA Sports go into more detail about these bonuses just underneath, but in the meantime, take a look at some early Futhead predictions for the Premier League and Calcio A Team of the Season Squads, below.
The 24th TOTS Player
A fan favourite from last year returns! A 24th TOTS player will be available exclusively as a FUT Champions Daily Qualifier Tournament reward on Xbox One, PlayStation4 and PC (Online Tournaments on Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3).
Exclusive really does mean exclusive, the 24th TOTS player will not be available in packs, SBCs or on the transfer market.
The extra player will be available for select leagues only, starting each Monday for the duration of TOTS.
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.
EA SPORTS The Pitch
On top of launching the TOTS upgrades this Friday, EA Sports are also launching a brand new project known as EA SPORTS The Pitch.
EA Sports explain that this exciting new YouTube Channel will give fans an inside look into the world of FIFA 17 “from interviews with the most prominent figures within the EA SPORTS FIFA community to the latest news from the EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series.
FIFA 17 fans may already be familiar with the two hosts, Wolfy and Mavric, who currently reveal the new Team of the Week squad on Facebook every Friday, and we wouldn’t rule it out that the dynamic duo are also involved with any future TOTS reveals as well, so make sure you hit that subscribe button on YouTube to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
News of these exciting developments for FIFA 17 TOTS comes following the launch of a new FIFA 17 TOTW squad, the 34th Team of the Week for the game’s Ultimate Team mode.
The starting XI features the likes Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne after both having performed tremendously at the weekend.
Keep reading for the full squad.
FIFA 17 TOTW 34 Starting XI
GK: Fraser Foster – Southampton (England) – England
CB: Ezequiel Garay – Valencia CF (Spain) – Argentina
LB: Patrice Evra – Olympique de Marseille (France) – France
RWB: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal (England) – England
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City (England) – Belgium
CDM: Daniele De Rossi – Roma (Italy) – Italy
CM: Saul – Atletico de Madrid (Spain) – Spain
RM: Yannis Salibur – En Avant Guingamp (France) – France
ST: Dries Mertens – Napoli (Italy) – Belgium
ST: Andre-Pierre Gignac – Tigres U.A.N.L. (Mexico) – France
ST: Edin Dzeko – Roma (Italy) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
FIFA 17 TOTW 34 SUBS AND RESERVES
GK: Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester City (England) – Denmark
LWB: Joe Bennett – Cardif City (England) – England
RM: Wes Hoolahan – Norwich City (England) – Ireland
LM: Thomas Lemar – AS Monaco (France) – France
ST: Anthony Modeste – 1, FC Koln (Germany) – France
LW: Jose Izquierdo – Club Brugge (Belgium) – Colombia
LW: Leonardo Bittencourt – 1. FC Koln (Germany) – Germany
CAM: Christian Pasquato – Krylya Sovetov Samara (Russia) – Italy
ST: Timo Werner – RB Leipzig (Germany) – Germany
ST: C.J. Sapong – Philadelphia Union (USA) – USA
ST: Jair – Jeonnam Dragons (Japan) – Brazil
ST: Gustav Engvall – Djugardens IF (Sweden) – Sweden