Following the tragic mass shooting in Jacksonville on Monday, the whole gaming community around the world was left shuddered. It deeply hurt the gamers and game creators but it didn’t deteriorate the love and unity among the people. Tributes are flowing in from every corner of the world in honor of the Jacksonville victims.
The tragedy happened on Monday when a mass shooting ignited at the Madden NFL qualifiers of gaming tournament. This resulted in the death of two, whom the sheriff’s office has not identified officially yet. Although the 2 victims of violence have been identified online through sources.
We are shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless violence in Jacksonville and the tragic deaths of Dot City Gaming team member, Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson, and Eli “Trueboy” Clayton.
They were great competitors and well-loved members of the Madden community. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to their families, loved ones, and all of those affected by this tragedy.
The Founder of compLexity also took it to Twitter while sending his prayers to Jacksonville victims and asking the basic question of security like many others:
Sad day and a WAKE-UP CALL for organizers small and large.
Furthermore, world-famous gamers also raised questions about the security concerns while expressing their love and support on Twitter:
Security at events needs to be taken ultra serious. 90% of the events I attend have little to none. NONE.
We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that took place in Jacksonville today. Twitch and all its staff send our deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones, and everyone in our community who’s grieving today.
The world does not want to lose any more people like Clayton and Robertson or all others that have been lost in the mass shootings. Changes need to be made!
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Jacksonville victims and their families.