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Pro-gamers react to Jacksonville to shoot in the middle of ‘Madden NFL 19’ tournament

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Police are looking for a possible second suspect after the shooting in Jacksonville Landing complex; Bryan Llenas shares the latest details.

After the shelling of a deadly shooting was heard during a tournament for the game “Madden NFL 19” in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, the professional gaming community is to speak.

The event was approved by EA Sports, which plays home to many professional gaming events.

The company was one of the first to issue a statement noting that he was aware of the current situation.

We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship game in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage.

— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) August 26, 2018

“We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship game in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage,” it tweeted. “This is a horrific situation, and our deepest sympathy goes out to all involved.”

Pro gamer Ninja took to Twitter to share his condolences with the victims.

My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shoot today. Evil times in which we live, just need to radiate that evil with positivity.

Love you all

— Ninja (@Ninja) August 26, 2018

“My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shoot today. Evil times in which we live, just need to radiate that evil with positivity.”

Gamer Dr. lack of the Respect shared his regret to the victims.

Just heard about what happened at the Madden event.

Incredible.

My heart goes out to all the people and families involved.

— Dr Disrespect (@DrDisRespect) August 26, 2018

“Just heard about what happened at the Madden event. Incredibly,” they wrote. “My heart goes out to all the people and families involved.”

YouTuber Josh Zerker tweeted, “Heard about what happened to the Madden Tournament in Jacksonville. So so sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families.”

Hearing about what happened to the Madden Tournament in Jacksonville.

So so sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families. ♥

— Josh Zerker (@ZerkaaHD) August 26, 2018

“My heart and my thoughts go out to everyone in the Madden Tournament. Insane,” wrote pro gamer dakotaz. “Makes me sick.”

Although little is known about the safety at the tournament in Jacksonville, the question is asked whether the event could be more secure.

I don’t want to throw Dreamhack under the bus, but literally zero security. Badge check.

— summit1g (@summit1g) August 26, 2018

Security at events must be taken ultra seriously. 90% of the events I attend have little to no. NO.

It is not acceptable.

— summit1g (@summit1g) August 26, 2018

“Heart goes out to everyone affected in Jacksonville. Can’t imagine what you’re going through,” wrote pro gamer Jaryd Lazar. “Safety at events should be taken ultra seriously. 90% of these events I attend have little to no. NO. It is not acceptable.”

Pro gamer Pokimane repeated those sentiments on her Twitter.

T_T I never know what to say in situations like this. Sending prayers, love and condolences to the families of the victims, and I beg of event organisers from all sectors to ensure that there is always sufficient security for everyone. It is just not worth the risk.

— pokimane (@pokimanelol) August 26, 2018

“I never know what to say in situations like this. Sending prayers, love and condolences to the families of the victims, and I beg of event organisers from all sectors to ensure that there is always sufficient security for everyone. It is just not worth the risk.”

Later noticed that the gifts that they collected for the day on the streaming site Twitch would go to helping the victims of today’s attack.

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