Chris “Dubby” McFarland proved himself the best Madden NFL 17 player in the country after defeating Eric “Problem” Wright in the grand finals of the Madden Bowl just over a week ago. Less than a week later he was forced to give back $3,000 of his $75,000 prize winnings after violating EA’s Code of Conduct.
EA announced the decision last Wednesday, with Matt Marcou, the competitive gaming commissioner for Madden stating,
As a result of his behavior, the organization decided to deduct $3,000 from his prize winnings as well as 100 Madden NFL Championship Series points, which players use to qualify for tournaments throughout the year. The “inappropriate” tweets in question have since been deleted, with Marcou adding that it was only because the behavior continued after the warning that EA decided to formally punish the player.