Team of the Seasons is a very exciting time of the year for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team players. We will explain everything you need to know about TOTS.
April 29th, 2016
TOTS will not be released for FIFA 15 NS
April 23rd, 2016
Dates were confirmed by EA Sports
April 17th, 2016
Dates and TOTS were not confirmed by EA Sports yet
Team of the Season for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Explained
Q: What TOTS means ?
A: TOTS means “Team of the Season“.
Q: What exactly is a TOTS ?
A: A Team of the Season joins the players who have played better on the whole season.
Q: What is the difference between TOTW and TOTS ?
A: Team of the Week is about the best players of the week. Team of the Season is about the best players of the season.
Q: What is the difference between TOTY and TOTS ?
A: TOTY is a team made by the players who played better during the calendar year, according to the FIFPro’s voting. The TOTS has nothing to do with the calendar year. It is about the players of each league who have played better during the season (usually between August/September and May) and they are not chosen by FIFPro members.
Q: Which one is better: TOTY or TOTS cards ?
A: To the same player, TOTY card has better stats than the TOTS version. That’s why they are more expensive cards.
Q: The TOTS cards are In Form cards ?
A: Yes. TOTW, TOTY, TOTS, MOTM, Record Breakers and Heroes are all In Form cards.
Q: How can I get one of these cards ?
A: You can get a TOTS card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points. The chances of getting a TOTS card in a pack are low. However, during the TOTS weeks, the Ultimate Team store have special packs available. Find here how to choose the right pack for you.
Q: It is possible to get a TOTS card when opening a free pack like the ones of the Manager Tasks?
A: Yes, it is. It is possible to find one of these cards in any pack with rare players cards that you open during the TOTS season. If you got a pack a few weeks before TOTS begins, you can save them to open during the blue cards season.
Q: Do I have chances to pull a Team of the Season card from a pack that I won before the TOTS season ?
A: If you open it during the TOTS season, then you have chances.
Q: The TOTW will still ran as usual ?
A: Yes. TOTW will still ran as usual. You can expect a new TOTW every Wednesday.
Q: I have the regular card of a TOTS player. Why my card hasn’t changed ?
A: Because the cards don’t change. You will need to buy the new card if you want the improved version of your player.
Q: I have the regular and the TOTS card of a player. Can I use both ?
A: You cannot use the same player at the same time, regardless of whether they are in-form or not.
Q: In which platforms TOTS cards will be released ?
A: According to EA Sports, they will be released for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, XBox One, XBox 360, PC, Android and iOS. However, TOTS will not be released for FIFA 15 New Season.
Q: How TOTS cards looks like ?
A: The TOTS cards are blue, like the TOTY cards, but on the background they have the colour of the category (gold, silver or bronze). The following picture shows to you how these cards look like:
Q: How many squads will be released ?
A: There is one Team of the Season for each one of the most popular leagues. There will be fifteen squads.
Q: The several TOTS are released all at once ?
A: No. Usually, there is a new team every Wednesday and every Friday.
Q: Which Team of the Season will be released ?
A: It was not confirmed yet, but it should be the following ones:
– Gold Most Consistent But Never IF Team of the Season;
– Silver Most Consistent But Never IF Team of the Season;
– Bronze Most Consistent But Never IF Team of the Season;
– Barclays Premier League (UK);
– Football League (English Lower Divisions);
– Benelux (Netherlands and Belgium);
– Bundesliga (Germany);
– SPL (Saudi Arabia);
– Liga NOS (Portugal);
– La Liga BBVA (Spain);
– Latin America (Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Mexico);
– Russian League;
– Ligue 1 (France);
– Serie A (Italy);
– Süper Lig (Turkey);
– Rest of the World (ROTW);
– EA Sports;
Q: The MLS is not one of the leagues with a TOTS ?
A: No. It is true that EA Sports releases a team of the best MLS players but they do not call it a TOTS. The cards are also blue and they are released more than one month after the last TOTS. This year, this special team will be released on July 29th.
Q: What is the ROTW Team of the Season ?
A: It is a team made with the best players of the season from the whole world except the ones from other TOTS.
Q: What is the EASFC Team of the Season ?
A: It is a squad chosen by the FIFA 16 Dev Team from the best players of the other TOTS. It is the last Team of the Season to be released.
Q: How the TOTS are chosen ?
A: It depends of which TOTS. Most Consistent but Never IF TOTS are chosen by the FIFA community. EAS FC is chosen by the Dev Team. The other teams are usually chosen by a special team of EA Sports.
Q: How long TOTS can be found in packs ?
A: TOTS released at Wednesdays can be found in packs for a week. TOTS released at Fridays can be found in packs until Monday.
Q: What time are Team of the Season released ?
A: They are announced at 4pm and released in packs four to eight hours later, depending of the platform. | London time |.
Q: When the TOTS are released ?
A: It is not official but the TOTS may be live on the following dates (UK time):
- From April 29th Friday to May 6th Friday
Gold Most Consistent but never IF TOTS
Silver Most Consistent but never IF TOTS
Bronze Most Consistent but never IF TOTS
From May 6th Friday to May 13th Friday
Barclays Premier League TOTS
From May 13th Friday to May 20th Friday
From May 20th Friday to May 27th Friday
Liga BBVA TOTS
From June 3rd Friday to June 10th Friday
From July 29th Friday to August 3rd Wednesday
Q: How can I know who are the players of Team of the Season of FIFA 16 Ultimate Team ?
A: We will publish every Team of the Season on our website. You can also follow us to check our predictions.
Q: How many cards each TOTS has ?
A: Each Most Consistent but never IF TOTS, the EASFC and the ROTW TOTS have 23 players (11 on the main team, 7 substitutes and 5 reserves). Each one of the other TOTS has 18 players (11 on the main team and 7 substitutes).
Q: Are Players from the Brazilian League eligible ?
A: No. Players from the Brazilian League are ineligible.
Q: How many defenders, midfielders and forwards each TOTS has ?
A: There is no rule about it. Usually, it has something like 2 goalkeepers, 6 defenders, 7 midfielders and 3 forwards.
Q: How much the rating and the attributes increases on a TOTS card ?
A: There is no rule about it but usually the rating increases 3 to 6 points comparing to the regular card or, if exists, the last IF card. The attributes have a similar increase but it doesn’t mean that all attributes have to be improved.
Q: Which players have the biggest boost ?
A: Usually the ones with lowest rates, like the ones from the Most Consistent but never IF TOTS.
Q: Can a player change his category on a TOTS card ?
A: Yes. But not in the MC TOTS.
In the most consistent TOTS, any bronze player that get a TOTS card, will increase his rating to 64. Any silver player that get a TOTS card, will increase his rating to 74. If a player already has rating 64 or 74, it will not change on TOTS version. Only players that already have changed their categories on a previous IF card will get a different category from the one they have in their regular cards.
Q: Can a player change his position on a TOTS card ?
A: Yes, they can. It happens if they have played most of the season in a position which is different than the one it was printed in his card. It is more often on the MOst Consistent but never IF TOTS.
Q: Can a player be released in more than one TOTS ?
A: Yes. All players from EAS FC TOTS are picked from the others Team of the Season. Besides that, a player released in MC TOTS can also be re-released in the respective league’s TOTS. When that happens, the new card has exactly the same overall, stats and position.
Q: If a player has moved from one club to another one, in which club is he candidate to a TOTS card ?
A: Only in the club where he was in form.
Q: How the new ratings and attributes are calculated ?
A: It is EA Sports who decide and it depends of the player performance during the season. Let’s look to the Luis Suárez example: his regular card is 90 but his FIF card is 96. His TOTS card will probably be 97 or 98, because it is 1 to 2 points higher than his last IF card. And why not 4 ? Because it is already a huge difference to his regular card.
Q: There will be happy hours and special packs during the TOTS season ?
A: Yes, it will. You can see it here.
Q: Where can I find the TOTS players of previous years ?
Q: The TOTS cards are expensive ?
A: Yes. A lot. Several cards cost more than 1 million coins.
Q: How EA ‘makes’ the price of TOTS cards ?
A: It is based in the regular card price, stats, league, nationality, position and card’s rarity.
Q: Where I can know more about these cards ?
Q: What happens to the market during the TOTS weeks ?
A: Probably most of the prices will go down but, unlike other years, the market will be far of crashing. In the first day is even possible that some prices rise to compensate the speculation of previous weeks.
There are cards that no one want to pay not even the minimum price, while there are others that it is not possible to find in the market because the owners don’t want to sell.
- Stage 1 – Before the TOTS Release
Players’ prices go down a couple of days before the TOTS release. In anticipation for the Team of the Season, many gamers will sell their players. They know their cards will worth less in the coming weeks and they also need coins to invest in packs. The more closer you are from the release, the lower will be the prices. You may not notice a huge drop until the stage 2, but it is a good idea to sell your cards as soon as possible if you are planning to use the TOTS season to make coins.
Stage 2 – TOTS Release Day
As soon as the first three TOTS are released, you will clearly see that the prices are lower. Many gamers sold everything they had and they will now spending in packs most of the coins they got. It is the most basic rule of the market: when the supply exceeds the demand, prices fall and when the demand exceeds the supply, prices rise. In this case, there will be lots of players, consumables and club items on the market and their prices will be low because gamers will be opening packs until the last TOTS. However, the best cards of the game will still be very rare.
Stage 3 – TOTS Weeks
Many gamers have saved their coins to buy packs during the best TOTS. The prices will be very low until the end of this stage, because gamers are still buying packs.
Stage 4 – After the TOTS
As you may imagine, many gamers will want their teams back and, according to the market rules, the prices will go up again. However, don’t expect to go back to the same prices we had before the TOTS. Most of them should be slightly lower.
Q: Should I sell my team to make coins during the TOTS ?
A: In a business perspective, you should do it. As soon as possible. Remember that this is only a game and you should focus on getting fun. If you sell your team, you may not be able to play during the TOTS weeks.
Q: Is the TOTS a good time to build my team ?
A: Sure. If possible, try to do it during the best Happy Hours and most popular TOTS.
Q: How much will I have to pay for a TOTS card ?
A: It depends of the price range. However, the demand will be huge. EA will have to set a extremely high price otherwise it will happen the same thing that is happening now to the other best cards of the game: the owners will not want to sell them and nobody will find them in the transfer market.
Q: I have another question about TOTS.
A: First check if that question was not already answered in this guide. If it wasn’t, feel free to ask us in the comments.