Electronic Arts have fined the Madden NFL 17 pro player Chris “Dubby” McFarland $3,000 from his $75,000 prize winnings. The winnings were claimed which he won after defeating Eric “Problem” Wright in the grand finals of the Madden Bowl.
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) February 4, 2017
McFarland has made a series of inappropriate Tweets including racist comments which violated EA’s Code of Conduct and saw Electronic Arts also knock off 100 Madden NFL Championship Series points. Those points are used to qualify for tournaments throughout the year.
EA’s competitive gaming commissioner for Madden, Matt Marcou announced the decision on the punishment last Wednesday
During and directly after the competition, Chris posted multiple message on a personal social media account that referenced inappropriate content. These posts violated our Code of Conduct and don’t represent the values of our organization. We immediately met with Chris to warn him that his posts were inappropriate and could not continue. Unfortunately, additional offensive messages were posted in subsequent days —Chris has since removed them.
Despite the ruling, Dubby will still be competing in the Madden Championship at the end of May. The $500,000 event marks the end of the current Championship Series.
Madden NFL 17 is available now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.