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These Are the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting

These Are the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting These Are the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting
Patty Aguilar | 29 August, 2018, 09:40

A major eSports tournament has been suspended by games publisher Electronic Arts (EA) after a shooting that saw two competitors killed on Sunday.

A bystander took the video upon arriving at the Jacksonville Landing in Florida on Sunday, moments after 24-year-old David Bennett Katz shot 11, killing two, and then took his own life.

Suspected "Madden" tournament shooter David Katz had severe mental issues, and was treated at two mental hospitals as a teenager, according to his parents' divorce papers.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office initially said on its official Twitter account that police were responding to a mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront strip of restaurants, bars and shops that runs along the St. Johns River.

The shooting has also turned the spotlight on the question of the security provided at the events that comprise the fledgling, but rapidly growing world of esports, the term given to highly structured video gaming tournaments that often carry prize money ranging from four to seven figures.

Katz would sometimes play under the name "Bread" or "RavensChamp" while competing in the national circuit of professional gamers who play "Madden NFL 19", the popular football game.

EA Games CEO Andrew Wilson said they are conducting "a comprehensive review of safety protocols for competitors and spectators" before resuming the tournaments, according to ESPN.

The shooting in Jacksonville is especially shocking for how it strips the innocence and sense of safety from such an event. All were expected to recover, he said. "He made a good living gaming, and he saved his earnings so he could afford to go to college to continue his education". "Their love of competition was evident through their participation in our events over the past few years".

"It's certainly possible for any player to do this", Robertson said in the video.

"When I took his gaming equipment controllers away so he couldn't play at 3 or 4 in the morning, I'd get up and find that he was just walking around the house in circles", Elizabeth Kats wrote in court filings. "We are committed to supporting their family members through this hard time", the statement continued.

Other high profile gamers, game companies, and game industry insiders expressed their shock and anger as well.

"He was the most humble human being to have the abilities and the talents that he did", Evans said. "He was super real, and that's what I loved about him". He said there was no indication that Katz had planned the shooting prior to Sunday. They said it was the very last place they thought they would be running for their lives.

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