Agency: The Paris St.-Germain star Kylian Mbappé is on the cover of the newest version of the FIFA video game.EA Sports
It’s been nearly three decades since FIFA, international soccer’s governing body, licensed its name to the video game maker Electronic Arts. For millions of players, the soccer organization has become synonymous with the FIFA video game series. But after negotiations stalled on a new contract, EA is considering renaming one of the most popular video games of all time, Tariq Panja reports.
So why the dispute? First, money. The games have made $20 billion over the past two decades. FIFA earns about $150 million annually for its license — its single-most valuable commercial agreement — and is seeking more than double that. Second, the two sides disagree on how exclusive the deal should be. FIFA would like to license its name to other companies, while EA wants to use the FIFA branding outside the game, including for events like live gaming tournaments.
If the partnership falls apart, EA still has hundreds of separate licensing deals that allow it to use players, clubs and leagues from around the world. “Gamers brought up on a diet of digital soccer would notice little change when it came to the playing experience,” Tariq writes. The game maker has even registered a trademark for a possible post-FIFA future: EA Sports F.C.
Kathmandu: After playing triangular one-day series under ICC World Cup Cricket League-2, teh Nepali National Cricket Team has returned home today from Oman .
Office-bearers of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) well-wishers welcomed the team at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Nepal had won two and lost two matches in the series. Nepal has become successful to make a historic win, defeating Oman by seven wickets in the final match held on Sunday.
Before this, Nepal won teh match against teh United States of America (USA) by five wickets in teh first match of teh series while Oman defeated Nepal by five wickets in teh second match.
Similarly, the USA defeated Nepal by six wickets in the third match. Nepal, USA, Oman, Scotland, Namibia, United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea are in League-2. Nepal is in the fourth position in League 2 by collecting eight points in eight matches.
Kathmandu: A six-member Nepali tennis team including five players is going to Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday to participate in the ITF Asia 12 and Under Team Competition.Five players including three men and two women will take part in the competition which will be held from September 13 to 15. Among the men are Boris Adhikari, Nishad Joshi and Darsil Shrestha and among the women are Shivali Gurung and Mansa Kandel. Krishna Raj Ghale is the coach.
Parents Vimala Bhandari Chhetri, Rovin Joshi, Navin Shrestha, Simanta Gurung and Parsharam Kandel are also going to Pakistan with the team.
The tournament will be the South Asian selection for the finals of the Asia 12 and Under Team Competition to be held in Tajikistan from November 22. The top two men’s / women’s nations will ensure a trip to Tajikistan.
Wishing success to the team, Nepal Tennis Association President Jyoti Rana and Vice President Keshav Raj Pandey bade farewell at a function on Thursday.