Studios such as CD Projekt Red, Wargaming, and Ubisoft have also commented on the war in Ukraine and promised help. The Russian national team as well as the three clubs Lokomotiv Moscow, Spartak Moscow, and CSKA Moscow will be removed from FIFA 22. Other clubs from the country, like the Russian Premier League, are not included in the game. The three clubs mentioned are in the Rest of the World category.
There will also be corresponding changes in FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online, as well as a number of other adjustments. The logo of the previous sponsor Gazprom will probably no longer be seen on Schalke 04 jerseys in the future.
EA justifies its move with support for Ukraine in general. In addition, FIFA and UEFA would have made comparable decisions about the teams in international competitions.
In addition to Electronic Arts, other game companies have also declared their support for Ukraine in the past few days. Wargaming, for example, has released a statement stating that the Ukrainian Red Cross will receive a $1 million donation.
In addition, all available company resources would be used to help the more than 550 colleagues in the Kyiv office: "Providing alternative housing, early salary payments and additional funds to help with necessary travel or relocation."
Donations from Techland and CD Projekt Red
Ubisoft, which has one of its largest offices in Kyiv, made a similar statement. Since mid-February 2022, employees have been helped to go to safe places. Now we are trying to support our colleagues as best we can with financial means and other offers.
Ubisoft also donates to the Ukrainian Red Cross. The two Polish development studios CD Projekt Red (Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher) and Techland (Dying Light 2) also declared clear support, including large donations, on Twitter.