Nivernais Florian Maridat, pro “Fifa” player, moves from Lille to Monaco: “It was time to change plans”
We had left him in the spring, a bit out of breath. “I tell myself that this will all end soon. The younger ones will end up walking past me. They will not necessarily be better, but more motivated. Sur found him in early fall, completely invigorated. “I feel the ‘hype’ FIFA 22. I am ready to bleed the game. You have to question yourself with each new edition. “
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In the meantime, Florian Maridat, alias RayziaaH, left Lille OSC for AS Monaco, where he turned professional under FIFA 18. He will team up with Amine Boughanmi, alias Mino7x, headliner of the old structure Grizi Esport, linked since last year to the Olympique de Marseille.
Associated with a point
“He is, in my opinion, the best French player,” greets the Machinois, well placed to talk about it since he had lost in the final of the 2020 French championship against his new teammate and former opponent, French champion in 2020, vice – French champion in 2021 and 2021 Nations Cup champion with the French team.
“He is also a player who shares a great reputation (followed by 39,000 people on Twitter, 7,000 for Florian Maridat, Editor’s note). The constitution of the duo, made public at the beginning of September, caused some players to drool. “We will have to meet expectations. That’s good, I play to win, not just for fun, ”says RayziaaH.
Lille since the 2019-2020 season, Florian Maridat was also part of the MCES team (Mon club esport), in partnership with the northern club. “I had two great seasons. I was very well accompanied. But the partnership stopped, and it was time for me to change plans. “
With AS Monaco esports, the Nivernais player joins a club more linked to his Ligue 1 football team. FIFA. Monaco has already, at this level, given more guarantees. “We’re going to do an activation. “
I am no longer a player at MCES, but I am continuing my work-study experience there in marketing.
Florian Maridat corrects: “Sorry, activation is a marketing term. In addition, we are preparing events with the footballers, ”announces the Nivernais, who has already spoken with the French international Wissam Ben Yedder. “They are some good guys to type FIFA (to smile). “
Head in control, RayziaaH also keeps his feet behind the scenes. “I am no longer a player at MCES, but I am continuing my work-study experience in marketing”, underlines the one who is entering master 2. “I need to do things alongside FIFA to keep a good balance. He will finish the year in Dijon, for studies, before returning to the Marseille premises of MCES.
“Pay-to-win”: the flaws of a video game
FIFA 22, in its FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) mode is based, like its predecessors, on the acquisition and sale of players, which are accumulated via packs.
To make up the best possible team, a player can complete objectives to earn credits, which he will use to get players. Or, if he wants to go faster, put out of his pocket to buy credits and therefore players. A logic of “pay-to-win” (pay to win) which fills the coffers of Electronic Arts, but which easily rewards deserving players.
A team worth several thousand euros
“It’s a bit unfair for young people who are starting out and who have a good level. When Fifa 23 will be, they may still not have the team that I will be able to train very quickly, ”admits Florian Maridat. As he was at Lille OSC, the Nivernais player benefited from the financial support of AS Monaco esports at the time of the opening of packs. “Count a few thousand euros … When negotiating with the club, that was one of the most important points”, explains RayziaaH.
You quickly lost against a less strong guy, if he has faster, more technical players …
Florian Maridat, as gifted as he is, cannot afford to take the time to win matches to earn credits: “I have the impression that there are more and more players who are emitting money to build a big team quickly. You quickly lost against a less strong guy, if he has faster, more technical players … And again, I’m not the one who will have the best team. Some already have numbers with “legend” players (no longer lost). “
Available since Monday, September 27 for players who have pre-ordered the ultimate edition (with benefits) of the game, but on sale Friday, October 1, the new opus of the football video game can be tamed in the coming weeks. The first competitions are only expected in winter, “not before November, or even December”, explains Florian Maridat.
“Some people, closer to the design of the game, had the opus in preview. For the sake of fairness between the players, there should be no leaks, ”emphasizes Florian Maridat. But when it comes to fairness, a few extra days to train weigh little in the face of the importance of a big budget to kick off a season.