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FIFA 15 servers back online; Snoop Dogg challenges FIFA players through PlayStation Heroes

The EA FIFA 15 servers encountered a system shutdown on Thursday for widespread maintenance.

The game developer announced their planned system maintenance on Twitter, saying that the team will be shutting down the servers for at least two hours.

The planned maintenance also covered the FIFA 13 and FIFA 14 aside from the current FIFA 15 game. Other online features that ceased working during the downtime include FIFA Mobile, the Ultimate Team, the EA SPORTS Football Club (EASFC), as well as the web app.

However, the game developer reported that they have encountered several issues when they were bringing back the services online, which was why it the games where offline longer than expected. Then most of the consoles returned online after a few hours except the PlayStation 4, which had to be repaired longer compared to the others.

Now FIFA 15 is now up and running smoothly after the server shutdown.

Meanwhile, Sony launched a contest wherein the winner can get the chance to place a FIFA 15 match with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg through its PlayStation Heroes.

Those who are interested to join the contest just have to buy a set of themes through the PlayStation Heroes charity app before the April 21 deadline. The winner will be randomly chosen and flown to Los Angeles to have a fun match with Snoop Dogg.

Not only will the contestants get a chance to win the coveted slot to play against the self-proclaimed FIFA “boss,” they will also help raise fund for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Other popular celebrities who are involved with the PlayStation Heroes charity program include the MLB 15: The Show featured star Yasiel Puig, NBA star Stephen Curry, as well as renowned Olympic athlete Shaun White.

At the moment, the charity program managed to earn more than $300,000 that they will donate to their partner organizations.