Don't get me started about FIFA ultimate teams, the fact there's a competitive league for this and is setup like this blows my fucking mind.
I play a lot of FIFA as I love football and it's the only decent football game out there. The fact that competitive players HAVE to spend at least $1500 if not more at the start of the game to be competitive players wise is absolutely disgusting. Especially Because to qualify for the LAN events you have to play with your own team. At the event it's a level playing field because everyone has unlocked accounts. The hilarious thing was during one of the events one of the casters on stream actually said something along the lines of "You can see Player X here has made the investment to have those players to be able to practice at home"
That's why I am scared for Apex. I know EA too well. FIFA 19 has the worst gameplay of the last 10 years of FIFA and how does EA address this? Ship a New promotion with new, upgraded versions of players to get people to open packs to have a less then 1% chance (source: EA pack probabilities) of packing said new versions of players. The game has been broken since release and has had one major patch which didn't even address all the flaws rather it fixed some and made others even more evident.
I really hope something like that doesn't happen to Apex and the microtransactions are cosmetic only. Seriously Apex has the potential to challenge fortnite and the class based concept really is cool.