On July 14, EA Sports and the FIFA 21 team announced the start of the FUTTIES. The promotion starts on July 16 and will definitely include some fun new SBCs and potentially some exceptional players in the packages. However, the event gets some pre-launch content in the form of the first FUTTIES vote. How does it work and which one should you choose? Let’s see.
What are FUTTIES
FUTTIES is a quasi-yearly promo in FIFA that gives players the opportunity to vote in various categories. In FIFA 20, the event went through Summer Heat, but was essentially the same as the classic FUTTIES with a few new wrinkles. Players vote by selecting one card from the list of players between two or more cards. The card that gets the most votes then gets the player’s SBC, which anyone can complete. Last year, we also introduced Showdown SBC, so we could see some more interesting changes that EA is trying to test before FIFA 22.
The first category for voting is a change of position. For this reason, players have a choice between the middle middle version of Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal and the middle defensive middle version of Neapolitan Kostas Manolas of Naples. Expect to see a few more voices during the event. Last year, for example, EA held votes for things like weak leg strengthening and league upgrades, while FIFA 19 had awards for dynamic dribblers, air threats and more.
Which FUTTIES Nominee should you choose?
In general, most players should vote for a player who is more likely to help their team; however, it looks like this year may include an important wrinkle. In the past, these candidate cards were simple loans that could not be used in the SBC. In FIFA 21, EA seems to provide players with full card versions. This means that when you select Carvajal, you get a free 86 OVR card for use in SBC.
Unless that changes, it’s hard to suggest Manolas’ choice unless you really need another Serie A player to strengthen your team. The problem is that he has very low gunfire, which makes him someone who can never join your attack unless he gets tremendous support. It’s not a big deal for CDM, but it’s definitely something to consider. Carvajal, on the other hand, has a terrible day. Below you will find both cards full of player cards, but remember that they will change if they win the vote.