Do you want to know something about the Team of the Year of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team ? We will help you with this TOTY guide.
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TOTY Explained – Team of the Year of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team
Q: What TOTY means?
A: TOTY means “Team of the Year”.
Q: What is a TOTY ?
A: A TOTY is a team that gathers the players who played better on the whole year. A TOTY card is an In Form card.
Q: How many TOTY exist ?
A: For each FIFA Ultimate Team, there is only one TOTY.
Q: TOTY and TOTS are the same thing ?
A: No. The TOTY gathers the players who played better during the calendar year according to the FIFPro. The TOTS gathers the players who played better the whole season according to EA.
Q: When TOTY was released for the first time ?
A: It was in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team.
Q: How are TOTY cards ?
A: The TOTY cards are blue, no matter the player level is. It has improved rating and improved attributes. In the image below you can see how a TOTY card looks like.
Q: How the Team of the Year of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is chosen ?
A: TOTY players are not chosen by EA Sports. They are chosen by the votes of thousands of professional players members of FIFPro, the worldwide representative organization for all professional football players.
Q: Which players have chance to be nominated for the TOTY ?
A: Claudio Bravo (Chile, FC Barcelona), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Iker Casillas (Spain, Real Madrid), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, Chelsea), Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), David Alaba (Austria, FC Bayern Munich), Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona), Daniel Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Jérôme Boateng (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Daniel Carvajal (Spain, Real Madrid), David Luiz (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Filipe Luis (Brazil, Chelsea), Diego Godín (Uruguay, Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund), Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia, Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Argentina, FC Barcelona), Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Spain, FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Raphaël Varane (France, Real Madrid), Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina, Manchester City), Xabi Alonso (Spain, FC Bayern Munich), Ángel Di Maria (Argentina, Manchester United FC), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain, Chelsea FC), Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea FC), Xavi Hernández (Spain, FC Barcelona), Andrés Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid CF), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid CF), Mesut Özil (Germany, Arsenal FC), Andrea Pirlo (Italy, Juventus), Paul Pogba (France, Juventus), James Rodríguez (Colombia, Real Madrid CF), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany, FC Bayern Münich), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast, Manchester City FC), Arturo Vidal (Chile, Juventus), Sergio Agüero (Argentina, Manchester City FC), Gareth Bale (Wales, Real Madrid CF), Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid CF), Diego Costa (Spain, Chelsea FC), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain FC), Robert Lewandowski (Poland, FC Bayern Munich), Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Marco Reus (Germany, Borussia Dortmund), Franck Ribéry (France, FC Bayern Munich), Arjen Robben (The Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich), Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United FC) and Luis Suárez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona).
Q: How can I know who are the players of Team of the Year of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team ?
A: Before January 12th you can only see the shortlist here. On that day, you can see in our website or live at the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Zurich’s Kongresshaus.
Q: How much increases the rating and the attributes of a player on a TOTY card ?
A: There is no rule about it but usually the rating increases 5 to 8 points. The attributes have a similar increase but it doesn’t mean that all attributes have to be improved.
Q: How many cards are on a TOTY ?
A: 11. One goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. It is only made a distinction between the four lines, not between each position. For example, instead of having full backs, this team can have four centre backs.
Q: How can you get one of these cards ?
A: As usually, you can buy them on transfer market or you can get them on a pack. These cards are only available on packs by specific periods.
Q: Do I need to buy any special pack to have the chance of getting a TOTY cards ?
A: No. You can get a TOTY card in any gold packs with rare players cards.
Q: How easy is to pull one of these cards in a pack ?
A: In the week a player gets his TOTY card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTY card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.
Q: If I own a NIF card of a TOTY player, will I get an upgrade ?
A: If you own the regular card of a TOTY player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTY version in the market or pull it from a pack.
Q: Can I own the NIF and the TOTY card of the same player in my club ?
A: You can have the regular card and the TOTY card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.
Q: When the TOTY is announced ?
A: Monday night, January 12th, 2015 at the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Zurich’s Kongresshaus (5:40pm – UK time).
Q: When the first TOTY cards are released ?
A: Just after the FIFA World XI is made official, at 8pm (UK time).
Q: When these cards are released in packs ?
A: For each position there are specific dates :
Goalkeepers and Defenders – January 12th 8pm to January 14th 6pm;
Midfielders – January 14th 6pm to January 16th 6pm;
Forwards – January 16th 6pm to January 17th 6pm.
Q: The TOTY cards will not be released all together in packs ?
A: Yes, between January 17th 6pm and January 19th 6pm.
Q: The TOTY cards are expensive ?
A: Yes. A lot. Several cards cost more than 1 million coins. They are the most expensive cards of the game.
Q: There will be happy hours and special packs as the popular 100k pack during the TOTY release ?
A: Yes. 100k packs should be released in January 18th or eventually January 17th.
Q: What happens to the market with the TOTY release ?
A: Such as the Happy Hours, TOTY release is responsible for thousands of pack openings. It also means severe price falls. The biggest difference is that everything happens at an absolute immense scale: these cards are the best in the game, they come in packs for one week and prices fall to never before seen values.
The effect caused by the Team of the Year is felt way before it’s even announced. The game barely starts and there are already some players planning on building their squads in January, at a point when buying the best players will cost them the same as how much they’d spend building an average team in the beginning. Many others decide to monetize their teams, selling them all before the TOTY comes out and then buying it all again. The start of a more severe devaluation happens before Christmas and is prolonged until the TOTY release.
The cards’ prices on the market follow, generally, the tendency illustrated on the following image. We can divide this price behaviour by the following stages:
Stage 1 – Before the TOTY release
Prices start to fall more severely as from the third week of December.
Stage 2 – TOTY release day (12th of January 2015, Monday)
Cards get cheaper.
Stage 3 – Second day of TOTY (13th of January 2015, Tuesday)
Prices slightly rise because the market is saturated with defenders.
Stage 4 – Third and fourth days of TOTY (14th and 15th of January 2015, Wednesday and Thursday)
Prices rise even more because there are only 3 TOTY players available in packs instead of 5 and because everyone is waiting for the most valuable cards to come out: the attackers.
Stage 5 – Fifth and sixth days of TOTY (16th and 17th of January 2015, Friday and Saturday)
Prices fall with the release of the most wanted cards: the attackers.
Stage 6 – Seventh day of TOTY (17th to 19th of January 2015, 48 hours)
Cards get even cheaper since now all TOTY cards are available in packs.
Stage 7 – The week after TOTY
Prices go back to rising progressively until the end of the next week. They don’t hit values as high as the ones on stage 1 but aren’t as low as any of the other stages.
Q: When should I sell my players ?
A: We think that the best thing to do is to sell them before the new year but not during Happy Hours.
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