EVO Notifies the FBI After Mass Shooting Threat

The tournament takes place this August in Las Vegas.

EVO tournament director Joey Cuellar has notified the FBI and Twitch about a mass shooting threat made by a Twitch user.

After Street Fighter pro Chris Tatarian tweeted about the surprising lack of security at these fighting game tournaments,  Twitter user Dankadillas replied with a screenshot of a Twitch user making the alleged threat.

Cuellar later tweeted that EVO organizers are taking the threat very seriously. “We are aware of the threat that was made against Evo 2018, and have contacted the FBI and Twitch regarding this matter,” Cuellar tweeted. “We take this very seriously, and they will be punished to the full extent of the law.”

Exit Theatre Mode

EVO added a “stage trespassing” rule last year, which is put in place to stop fans from rushing up on stage towards tournament players.

EVO 2018 will take pace from August 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The resort was the site of an attack by a gunsman late last year, which resulted in 58 people getting murdered. Since then, the hotel has reportedly increased its security exponentially.

For more on EVO 2018, check out its lineup of fighting games, which includes Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Also read about the incoming patches for Dragon Ball FighterZ, which aim to fix the game’s online issues.

Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel and follow him on Twitter.

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