FIFA 23 TOTW Pause was announced by EA Sports via an in-game message in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Team of the Week is a weekly promotion in which the best performing players from the past week of matches receive special in-form items. These items also make up the player pick pool for FUT Champions rewards the subsequent weekend. With the World Cup going on, Team of the Week is being paused in FIFA Ultimate Team. As such, FUT Champions rewards are changing for the duration of the tournament.
Here's everything you need to know about the FIFA 23 TOTW Pause.
FIFA 23 TOTW Pause Explained: FUT Champions Rewards Change
"Team of the Week will pause during the FIFA World Cup. The final TOTW will run from Wednesday, Nov. 16 to Wednesday, Nov. 23, it will resume after the resumption of the domestic league season. TOTW 9 players will remain in all Current TOTW packs until the next TOTW is released. For all FUT Champions Finals events while the Team of the Week is paused, all packs containing Team of the Week and FUT Champions players will be replaced with new Min. OVR Rare Gold Packs and Players Picks. Stay tuned for an update in-game later this week," EA Sports said in the announcement.
What remains to be seen is if these new Player Pick cards will remain FUT Champions items or just base gold cards. If they are now base gold cards, perhaps players will be able to pack promotional cards out of rewards.
Once rewards are updated in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, we'll update with new information.