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Threat of shooting at EVO 2018 puts the FBI on alert

A user of Twitch assured that there will be an attack in the event

The recent history of the United States has been marked by regrettable events in which various shootings have deprived many people of life in schools, workplaces, and public spaces. In this context, video games have been identified as causing or triggering violence with weapons and the current environment is one of tension between industry and government representatives. As if that were not too much, a threat of shooting at EVO 2018 has drawn the attention of organizers and authorities.

Last week, during a transmission on Twitch, one of the users participating in the chat said that a mass shooting would take place during EVO 2018. As soon as the other participants realized the threat, they virtualized the information and it came to Joey Cuellar, the main organizer of the professional competition of fighting games. Cuellar's response was immediate and through a publication in his official Twitter account, he informed that he has already alerted the FBI and Twitch to investigate everything related to that threat. In that sense, it is expected that the transmission platform will provide information related to that chat session to the government agency in order to find the person who reported the shooting.
Although for years the shootings that have taken place in the US have served as a pretext for some people to make jokes, the truth is that there has been much concern about this threat because EVO 2018 will be held from August 3 to 5 in the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; the same place where 58 people were killed, and more than 500 were injured, during a mass shooting on October 1, 2017.

In related news, the compilation of videos that the US government put together and showed to justify its stance on video game violence during the meeting it held with representatives of the industry was recently made public.

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