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Action Figure Insider » EA SPORTS™ brings #TedLasso & AFC Richmond to #FIFA 23

Fusing gaming and entertainment, FIFA 23 fans can play with Ted Lasso and their favorite AFC Richmond players across multiple game modes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the arrival of AFC Richmond in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23, with fans authentically taking control of their favorite club across multiple game modes including Career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons. A range of AFC Richmond items including kits, tifos, manager items and other content may also be unlockable in FIFA Ultimate Team™ (FUT) and Pro Clubs.

Jason Sudeikis’ beloved Ted Lasso will be available as the selectable manager of AFC Richmond in career mode, as fans can play as their favorite mustachioed manager running the show for AFC Richmond or any team of their choosing. Players can also create their own manager or choose a real licensed manager to take control of AFC Richmond or create a player and join the AFC Richmond roster in a league of their choice.

“I’m truly fortunate and deeply grateful to have had many special moments in my career so far, and I consider this experience to be one of the best of them,” said Emmy Award winner Jason Sudeikis. “As longtime fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, the inclusion of Ted Lasso and the entire AFC Richmond team in the latest version of the game is a dream come true for me and the rest of the boys. Our cast and crew work incredibly hard on this show and we’re flattered that it resonates with so many people. We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play as, play as, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.”

Fans can also play as part of the Rest of the World league in kick-offs, online friendlies and online seasons with Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas as part of the Greyhounds’ roster. AFC Richmond’s famous home stadium, Nelson Road, will also be there FIFA 23.

For 30 years, EA SPORTS FIFA has been at the forefront of football culture. Working with the team at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring AFC Richmond to life in-game is another example of how EA SPORTS continues to blur the lines between games, entertainment and the real world of football.

“In a short amount of time and with limited prior experience, Ted Lasso has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing to life the passion of football and the power of faith for millions of fans around the world,” said David Jackson, VP of Brand at EA SPORTS FIFA. “We are very excited to welcome both Ted and AFC Richmond to FIFA 23.”

Related content in FUT and Pro Clubs will be available through Objectives, Challenges and Rewards designed to be achievable by all players at launch. This includes Ted Lasso and Coach Beard manager merchandise, AFC Richmond jerseys and other FUT club and stadium cosmetics including badges, flags and more, in addition to Nelson Road Stadium included in Pro Clubs.

“It’s so damn cool to be at FIFA. I’m not sure if this will help dispel the CGI rumors, but fuck it, it’s totally worth it,” said Emmy-winner Brett Goldstein, who plays AFC Richmond player Roy Kent. “I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He will be angry.”

FIFA 23 is being developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on September 30th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One FIFA 23 The Ultimate Edition begins September 27, 2022.

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About Electronic Arts

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In fiscal 2022, EA reported approximately $7 billion in GAAP net revenue. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is known for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high quality brands including EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies ™ and F1®. For more information about EA, visit www.ea.com/news.

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Daniel Pickett

AFi Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been involved with toys his entire life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line in the 70’s. Since then he has been surrounded by collectibles. In 1999, he was puzzled by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines that he was collecting. Unable to find the information, he decided to investigate himself, thinking other people might be interested in the same news as well. He began writing a weekly column about the toy industry and action figures for a toy news site, and in one year he tripled the site’s daily traffic with his updates, reviews, and product features. He established relationships with all the major toy manufacturers and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a worldwide know-how that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both the press and the mainstream media. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought after as experts in this field. Daniel has been regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the main contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked twice from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” blog. Daniel’s content has also been featured in Bloomberg News, MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com , Ain’t It Cool News, The Official Star Wars Blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare Magazine, among many others. He has advised toy lines, books, documentaries and television shows. But all of this really just sounds snooty and “honking his own horn” – the bottom line is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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