American sports-comedy show Ted Lasso will soon be seeing its lead character as a playable manager, along with his entire team in FIFA 23 and the fans are overjoyed to see Jason Sudeikis’ character in the game. Being the final installment of the FIFA series, the upcoming video game is set to introduce the American football coach as their manager.
The game would not only include the players and the manager, but also kits, tifos, and other items related to the game. They will all be unlockable in the FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs.
Ted Lasso’s Team In The Big Leagues
The members of the team in Ted Lasso, Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya, and Dani Rojas will all be playable characters in the game along with the fictional stadium Nelson Road also being part of the game upon its release.
Although they won’t be available in the Premier League in Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons, they would still be available to play in the Rest of the World section of the game.
“I am truly fortunate, and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience among the best of them.”
Jason Sudeikis expressed his feelings towards the opportunity. Stating further about him being a fan of the EA Sports game and seeing the entire AFC Richmond squad in FIFA 23 is truly a moment that feels like a dream come true for him.
FIFA 23 Bringing Ted Lasso Into A New Era
Posting from the series’ official Twitter handle, Jason Sudeikis showed himself getting scanned, earlier hinting at a project with a video game which has now been confirmed to indeed be FIFA 23. EA Sports has hinted at a collaboration with Ted Lasso many times before, ever since its debut in 2020, creating massive success for the show and its comedic angle.
How the team and Lasso himself fit into the game still remains unknown, however, what can be made certain is that they will bring fans of FIFA and the show together astonishingly. FIFA 23 will be available on consoles across the world from 30th September 2022.
Fans have been ecstatic ever since the news came out, some joking about actually playing the game just for the sake of Ted Lasso, others stating how it is a huge win for the show and the game both. Some seem to love the animation of the game to an extent of not being able to identify the CGI.