Michy Batshuayi’s call-out to EA Sports quickly went viral as soon as he tweeted it. The Chelsea star has never been shy about sharing his views on social media and disagreed with his FIFA 18 rating.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) September 13, 2017
When Batshuayi asked for an explanation, EA Sports replied that they would talk if he kept scoring goals. Cue a glut and a sharp retort from Batshuayi about their servers. The man knows how to navigate through social media.
Can we talk now fam … ??? How are the servers today https://t.co/V2G1Pkitjl
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) September 20, 2017
Dubbed the King of Twitter by many football fans, Batshuayi made more headlines for his social media activity than for his goals last season. Struggling to break into the team after a big move from Marseille, he scored nine times.
This time around, the Belgian forward has four goals before the end of October. The chances of him beating his previous personal best in a Chelsea shirt are high. For now, though, we’ll talk about Batshuayi’s virtual presence.
FIFA and Minor Freak-Out
Appearing on Copa 90’s wildly popular FIFA and Chill series, Batshuayi communicated with hosts Poet and Vuj through both French and English. The interview really kicked into life when they introduced his FIFA 18 card.
Cue a series of brilliant reactions from Michy Batshuayi about how each individual aspect of his game was rated.
His passing, his speed, his defensive contributions. All were significantly below the Chelsea forward’s expectations. So why should he care? It’s only a video game, right? Not exactly. FIFA’s influence spreads far and wide.
The higher a player’s rating in FIFA, the likelier gamers will be to use him. The likelier they are to use that player, the higher that player’s profile. The higher that player’s profile, the more marketable he is.