Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

EA cancels remaining Madden events after fatal Florida shooting

EA cancels remaining Madden events after fatal Florida shooting

"He's a well-known competitor", said one unnamed gamer about Katz during the Jacksonville tournament, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

"[He was here] all weekend", said the gamer. According to videos posted online, Katz was active in gaming tournaments, and went by the nickname "Bread". Police say Katz used a hand gun in the attack and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have raided the man's family home in Baltimore, Maryland, in an effort to finally confirm his identity.

That gamer said he beat Katz on August 25, a day before the shooting.

White said it wasn't just because of his skills on the field. "He's all business, he's focused", the announcer said.

The shooting took place at the GLHF Game Bar at a riverfront mall for cash prizes up to $1000 in the Madden 19 Tournament. "Then we heard repeat shots and we took off running", said Williams, who participated in the tournament earlier. "David Katz keeps to himself".

"I think the faith community has sat back too long and allowed others to dictate what's going to happen in America", he said.

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One of the gamers who defeated the gunman in the tournament told ActionNewsJax that Katz was acting "weird" during the competition and was wearing the same clothes he wore the day prior - on the first day of the proceedings.

Scores of video game enthusiasts were engrossed in a virtual football match in Jacksonville, Florida, when a gunman suddenly opened fire inside the recreation center, killing two and injuring at least 11 - including two who were wounded while trying to flee the building.

Local authorities warned residents to stay away from the area due to a mass shooting and said it was unclear whether there was a second suspect. He's not here for the experience, he's not here to make friends.

Katz had previously appeared in this photo with a Buffalo Bills player after winning another competition. 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. He suffered a minor injury. "This is a frightful situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved".

EA Sports described Robertson, who won 72 percent his matches, as the "toughest opponents in competitive Madden".

Gaming company EA Sports tweeted: "We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage".

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