EA has announced that it has started a fund called the Jacksonville Tribute to help the victims of the Jacksonville shooting and has pledged $1 million to the victims.
Aside from pledging $1 million, EA has also established a fund that will allow people to contribute further. All of the proceeds will go to the families of the victims and those who were injured in Jacksonville shooting.
That is not all, EA has also announced a livestream for Thursday, September 6 and EA will soon reveal more details regarding the live stream. According to EA, the livestream is about “bringing the gaming community together, and uniting in play”.
We’ve heard from so many of you that you would like to support the victims, and to show that this horrific event will not define us, but only serve to make our community stronger.
Jacksonville shooting was a tragic event and EA is not the only one paying tribute to the victims as the gaming community has come forward to pay tribute and respect to the victims of the shooting.
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.
Also, in the aftermath of the tragic event, EA has canceled the remaining Madden Classic Qualifiers. According to EA, in the meanwhile, they will be reviewing the security protocols for the participants so that such events will not happen again.
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. We will work with our partners and our internal teams to establish a consistent level of security at all of our competitive gaming events.
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