EA Sports College Football Will Pay Players to Use Their Likeness
EA Sports has announced that its collegiate title, EA Sports College Football, will reward players for lending their likeness to the game if they opt-in.
According to a report from ESPN, the publisher is working with OneTeam Partners, a company that also works with NFL and MLS player associations, to aim to “easily include the names and likenesses of college athletes” in games slated to debut next summer. increase. This offer applies to all eligible players within the Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Players who agree to have their name, picture and likeness (NIL) on EA SPORTS College Football receive compensation. Opt-in to receive face scans of your caricature that will be placed in the game. However, due to the fact that 120 FBS college teams across the country are participating in the game, with thousands of players participating, not all college football players get face scans.
If some players don’t want NIL to feature in-game, EA Sports will create generic avatars and players instead.
EA Sports College Football is coming next summer. FBS players can opt-in to have their name and likeness displayed in-game and get paid for it. @mikerothstein I remember being a white quarterback in dreads from Montana with no arm sleeves one year and from Hawaii the next year. Those days are over. pic.twitter.com/LkZ2sLHpZf
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) May 17, 2023
EA Sports and OneTeam partners are still working out specific details, such as how much players will receive and the payout structure. An EA Sports representative told ESPN the goal is to be “as inclusive and fair as possible.” one team website In the case of video game licenses in particular (as is the case with EA Sports College Football), where individual sales cannot be identified, it states that “revenue will be divided equally among the athletes included in each licensed program.”
EA Sports previously had a college game series called NCAA College Football released from 1993 to 2013. This franchise was discontinued after NCAA Football 14 due to a legal dispute between the EA and the NCAA regarding the player’s use of his NIL, which the latter had banned. to the concept of sports amateurism. Thanks to a 2021 Supreme Court ruling that student-athletes can benefit from NILs, EA is now able to use college players’ NILs.
EA Sports College Football releases on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Summer 2024.
Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer at IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications such as Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions and The Escapist. In the words of Calvin Harris, she puts her love for Sonic the Hedgehog on the table like a big deal. Follow her on her Twitter @SonicPrincess15.