An exceptional event in the competitive gaming landscape in the United States will cast a shadow over the entire industry?
A humble competitive gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, became the focus of most media outlets - after a player named David Katz, outraged at his loss in the Madden football title, decided to fire his weapon and shoot in every direction. He murdered two people and wounded another 11 - before pointing the gun at his head and committing suicide.
The Katz son of 24 used the nicknames Bread and RavensChamp as part of his games in the popular EA Games sports series, and even won another tournament a decent amount of 10,000 dollars some time ago, but nothing really prepared the ground for what happened next - when the event Transmitted in several online real-time broadcasts Who documented the shooting And the victims only makes the story more shocking.
The tragic results of this "gaming rage," a phenomenon that is familiar to almost every gaming enthusiast (with far less serious scope and results, of course), are now at the center of the media stage in North America and in many other countries - and could serve as another tool to shake the industry's thriving industry -Esports on all levels and those who love and engage with it.
Will this shooting event, which is known to join dozens of events that have only occurred in the United States over the past year (most of them unrelated to gamers, of course), will spur initiatives to change the availability of weapons in the country - or will only introduce the gaming world and especially violent motifs in a negative light By agendas? We will continue to monitor and update.