Dead In Madden Tournament Shooting In Jacksonville, Florida
28 August, 2018, 09:42 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
Katz, a competitor at the gaming event, had two handguns and extra ammunition inside the restaurant where the competition was taking place, officials said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "Traumatized and devastated", the gamer added.
The gunman, Katz, was a professional gamer himself.
An avid gamer, Robertson was known for his success in "Madden" and had played 18 games as part of the Madden community and won 72 percent of the time.
One witness said "everyone [was] running for their lives", and that people were being trampled while trying to exit the venue, while others tried to hide from the shooter. He's not here for the experience, he's not here to make friends. Robertson from Ballard, West Virginia was the victor of the Madden NFL 17 Classic and he also competed in the Madden NFL 18 Club Championship on the Titan's behalf. One person was taken to Baptist Medical Center with a minor injury.
Following the shooting, EA Sports, the game developer of Madden 19, released the following statement: "We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned MaddenChampionship Series competition in Jacksonville", the company said. "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to their families, loved ones, and all of those affected by this tragedy".
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Witnesses on scene said the shooting was connected to a " Madden NFL" video game tournament at GLHF Game Bar inside the Landing. One Madden participant, Young Drini, was grazed in the hand and is away from the scene and safe, Complexity said.
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