I have played ultimate team since FIFA 13. I likely peaked in FIFA 16 during my senior year of college , and wish I could back to my dream team of that year haha. This year, I hover between 2050 and 2150 skill points and am in D3. The worst I have finished in WL has been Gold 2, and best has been Gold 1.
With the annual FUTMAs market dip, I decided prior to this WL to sell off my entire team(6m+) and invest the majority of the coins in preparation of FUTMAs SBCs as well as upcoming Reus POTM (hopefully). That being said, I posted earlier last week regarding if the community would notice a difference from Ramos+Varane to Vertogen+Alderweid and that I would follow up and post my results. I decided to not go with Vertogen+Alderweid and instead went with Boatang + UCL Vogt.
I purposely played this past WL with a team of high rated untradeables (only tradeables were Reus, Boatang, Alaba, scream Forsborg, and UCL Goretzka/Vogt). Red player picks were TIF Werner, IF Lewandowski, and my RB. Lampard I got from his SBC.
I've played the previous 5 WLs with this team, https://www.futbin.com/19/squad/2843548
I slowly upgraded it week over week with coins from investments, as well as untradeable pack rewards. In my "a" team, dybala, mane, robertson, coutois, and lampard were all untradeable.
This weekend, I played with this team, https://www.futbin.com/19/squad/2843440
Again, only tradeables were Reus ( as an investment), Boatang, Alaba, scream Forsborg, and UCL Goretzka/Vogt. Red player picks were TIF Werner, IF Lewandowski, and my RB. Lampard I got from his SBC.
Granted I realize this team is still ~2m on xbox, but with that being said, honestly most of the teams I faced were the same if not more expensive than mine.
Honestly, I felt hardly any difference from not having CR7 up top, and I found myself playing less upset at times when down. Last week I started 14-3, and this week with my weaker team I started 14-4.
I actually made it to Gold 1 at 20-9, whereas last week with my superior team, i made it at 20-10. I tracked all of my games and honestly could have made a good case at making Elite 3, given I lost 2 games on pens and only lost 1 game by more than 1 goal. Honestly more composure on my end probably would have put me over to Elite 3.
I'm curious if anyone in the community has done something similar and what were your results if so?
TLDR: Playing with icons and a superior team probably makes a difference between elite 3/2, but barely any difference up through Gold 1. I noticed barely any difference as well between Varane+Ramos and Boatang + UCL Vogt.
Open to any feedback or any other discussion points! Thanks for giving this a read!
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