Electronic Arts cancels last 3 'Madden' qualifier tournaments

Jacksonville Florida. A shooting rampage during a Madden 19 video game tournament at the site claimed four lives with several others wounde

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In a statement Monday evening Andrew Wilson said, "We have made a decision to cancel our three remaining Madden Classic qualifier events while we run a comprehensive review of safety protocols for competitors and spectators". David Katz was hospitalized at least twice, but Daniel Webster, who directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, says his treatment wasn't enough to disqualify him.

Electronic Arts, the developer of Madden NFL 19, have cancelled the three remaining events in the Madden Classic qualifying series, following the tragic shooting that took place at a Madden event in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams has declined to comment on the gunman's motive.

The ceremony, organized by First Baptist Church Jacksonville, will bring together the city's business, church and civic leaders for a solemn vigil in the wake of Sunday's shooting.

The names of the two victims of Sunday's shooting in Jacksonville, Florida have been released by the Sheriff's Office this Monday.

Taylor Robertson, a Titans fan from Ballard, W.Va., was among two people killed in the shooting. Tragically, one competitor took failure to qualify personally and returned to the venue with a firearm before opening fire on the crowd.

Jason Lake, the founder and CEO of compLexity, a company that owns professional e-sports teams, said on Twitter that one of his players, 19-year-old Drini Gjoka, was shot in the thumb. In a YouTube interview published by EA Sports, Robertson said he had played Madden NFL since he was ten and started playing competitively a few years ago.

Gjoka tweeted: "The tourney just got shot up".

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"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.

President Trump offered condolences to the victims of the shooting during a dinner with Christian leaders on August 27.

"They're good people", he told WFOR-Ch.

The Jacksonville shooting is just the latest USA case to illustrate the complexities of keeping dangerously unstable people from purchasing guns.

The two friends would chat daily online and see each other about six times a year at gaming tournaments.

"He was the most humble human being to have the abilities and the talents that he did", Evans said. An FBI official in Baltimore confirmed that its agents were searching the family home of the man authorities said they believe was behind the attack. "I couldn't image him doing such thing".

He said Katz had legally purchased the two handguns used in the shooting from a licensed dealer in the Baltimore area.

Soon after the gunfire erupted, police were there in about a minute, he said.

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