See Overland Park native Jason Sudeikis as ‘Ted Lasso’ on new FIFA 23 video game

Ted Lasso FIFA 23

Jason Sudeikis' likeness as American football coach Ted Lasso featured in the FIFA 23 video game. Users will be able to play as Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond in the game. Image courtesy EA Sports.

Johnson Countians have been able to watch”Ted Lasso“, Overland Park native Jason Sudeikis’ Emmy-award winning comedy on AppleTV+ for the past two years. Now, they can play him and the rest of AFC Richmond on the latest version of popular soccer video game franchise FIFA 23.

Driving the news: On Wednesday, Electronic Arts Inc. and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced the addition of Ted Lasso and his fictional AFC Richmond team members to the upcoming version of the game, which will be released later this month.

Details: According to the announcement, Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond will be featured in various game modes, including career mode, in which players can be Lasso over multiple seasons of game play.

  • In addition to Ted Lasso himself, other characters from the show with their likenesses featured in FIFA 23 include Lasso’s philosophizing assistant coach and best friend Coach Beard, along with players Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Isaac McAdoo and, of course, ever-scowling Roy Kent.
  • As part of game play, players will be able let Ted Lasso lead AFC Richmond or any team of their choice.
  • Players can also choose a different manager to lead the players of AFC Richmond — or they can choose the AFC Richmond team as a fellow player.
Ted Lasso FIFA 23
Image courtesy EA Sports.

What they’re saying: In a release, Jason Sudeikis speaking as Ted Lasso said being featured on FIFA 23 was one of the highlights of his career so far.

  • “I am truly fortunate, and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience among the best of them,” Lasso says. “As long-time fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, having Ted Lasso and the whole AFC Richmond squad incorporated into the newest version of the game is truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas.”

What else: Ted Lasso’s official Twitter account also gave a brief behind-the-scenes look at what it took to fully capture Sudeikis’ likeness for the game, with an array of cameras set before the Emmy-winning star.

Ted Lasso FIFA 23
Image courtesy EA Sports.

What’s next for Ted Lasso and FIFA 23

FIFA 23 will be available to play starting on Sept. 30.

  • It will be playable on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.