What are ones to watch cards in Fifa? How are they different from the regular cards we can get in this popular game? How do ones to watch cards work? These and other questions will be answered in the article below!
What are Ones to Watch Cards?
Before you learn about the best Ones to Watch cards, you need to know what they actually are and why an entire article is being written about them! What are hole cards? These are special cards that are based on so-called Promising Transfers. The FIFA ones to watch roster changes twice a year, once after the game is released and the second time after the transfer window closes. In addition, the ones to watch cards themselves change their statistics during the season. Every week, a so-called Team of the Week (TOTW) is selected, and if a player ends up in it, his stats improve.
Who were the OTW cards in previous years?
A fairly obvious fact is that the ones to watch cards feature the most popular players of the year. So we'll see some familiar names on them for all to see, including Lemar, Malcom, Promes, Mahrez, Dembele, Higuai and Ronaldo.
In FIFA 19, the top three players on ones to watch cards were:
- Cristiano Ronaldo - 95
- Higuain - 88
- Mahrez - 85
In FIFA 20 the best were:
- E. Hazard - 91
- Griezmann - 89
- Coutinho - 86
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Ones to watch cards FIFA 23 - what do you need to know about them?
We've already given a brief overview of what ones to watch cards looked like in previous years, but the most important thing is who we'll see on them in FIFA 23 and what will change about them. The ones to watch card system is expected to change slightly in FIFA 23, but first let's discuss what ones to watch stars get increased ratings for. The ones to watch system is based on player performance. A player's OWR increases if:
- The player gets the Inform card
- The player gets a Man of the Match card
- The team gets Wins to Watch
It is the latter of the aforementioned systems that is set to change in FIFA 23. Wins to Watch first appeared in FIFA 22. In the previous installment, a team had to win a minimum of 5 out of 10 league matches played after the game's October 1 release. In FIFA 23, this system is expected to be more favorable to players. Admittedly, this is not officially confirmed, the information was reported by a well-known FIFA Donk leaker. According to the well-known leaker, from now on, teams will only have to win 3 of their first 8 league games. Another change is the addition of an upgrade for players whose national teams will be playing at the Winter World Cup in Qatar. According to a leaker, for winning matches at the World Cup, the stars of the openings are to get additional points. This is not confirmed information, but one must admit that it is an interesting addition.
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FIFA 23 hole cards confirmed players and speculations
The final decision regarding the open players in FIFA 23 has not yet been made, it will be made by EA as soon as the game is released. The list of players who can qualify for open cards is very long (more than 500). Therefore, only a small part of them will get on the cards. We can assume that the number of players will be higher than in previous years, as there is a noticeable upward trend in the number of cards:
- FIFA 21 - 28
- FIFA 22 - 35
The first confirmed player by EA was Erling Haaland, who, as in FIFA 22, will have an OVR of 88. After that, Haaland will be joined by Darwin Núñez, Richarlison and Raheem Sterling. The rest of the players we give in the list below are a collection created by leaks and guesses:
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