Top Battlefield YouTuber Blames EA for “Manipulating the Media’s Voice” (Update)

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Update:

Levelcap reached out to clarify that he’s been excluded from more than just the recent capture event. Find his tweet embedded below:

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It’s no secret that EA works with top YouTube and Twitch creators to promote its games. These creators appeal to EA because of their large, trusting audiences. Working with EA appeals to the creators because they often get exclusive early access to games, which equals more views and ad revenue, and the potential for other compensation. However, it now looks like there’s a few cracks starting to show in this relationship.

LevelCapGaming has seven years of covering Battlefield titles under his belt, and has amassed over 1.8 million subscribers. His large audience and passion for the game had attracted the attention of EA, which led to him being invited to many events.

Up until now, the relationship between EA and LevelCap seemed like a happy one. However, after the YouTuber found himself without an invite to a recent Battlefield 1 DLC capture event, he took to Twitter and posted the following:

LevelCap blames EA for controlling the press, with “Battlefield manipulating the media’s voice by dis-inviting select YouTubers from early access DLC capture events.”

What do you make of this? Is EA controlling the press? Or is LevelCap overreacting? Let us know.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at what the Battlefield 1 Apocalypse expansion is adding to the game. A fair few YouTubers have early access footage of the maps and weapons, but Levelcap is clearly not one of them.

In other Battlefield 1 news, DICE has detailed “The Road Ahead” and offered players a free map to try out, all Operations are now accessible to all players with no Premium Pass requirement, and Battlepack Revision #74 is now live.

Source: LevelCapGaming (Twitter)

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