The Championship Series will return following Jacksonville shooting — Madden Commissioner

Friday, 31 Aug, 2018

In a statement, Wilson said the remaining three events, which were scheduled to be held next month, will be canceled pending a "comprehensive review of safety protocols for competitors and spectators".

"We just finished clearing the Jacksonville Landing. and the scene is secure", Sheriff Williams said at a news conference. Katz's gaming habit started to take a negative toll on other aspects of his life to the point that he "refused to go to school or bathe".

Officials identified the two victims who died as Elijah Clayton, 22, and Taylor Robertson, 27.

The three events which have been cancelled were the other three qualifiers for the games first major esports competition of the year, the Madden Classic which was planned to have prize pool of $165,000 (£128k).

"We've all been deeply affected by what took place in Jacksonville", Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jones also said he didn't notice any security at the establishment during the tournament, a problem he's seen at other gaming events in the past.

Police officers cordon off a street outside The Jacksonville Landing after a shooting during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, US, August 26, 2018. "He never even had a fist fight", Pettijohn said to reporters on Monday. "Every person who has stood in this position has said that they never thought this would happen to their family, and we are no different". Our family has been forever changed. He loved football and out of all the video games he could play - he settled and mastered Madden. "There is a hole that will never be filled".

Now, according to multiple reports, it has come to light that Katz was hospitalized twice as a teenager in psychiatric facilities and prescribed antidepressant and antipsychotic medication. "However at this point we believe that he only fired one handgun during the incident", Williams said.

The records show Katz's parents disagreed on how to care for their troubled son, with his father claiming his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of their long-running and acrimonious custody battle.