"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to their families, loved ones, and all of those affected by this tragedy".
Polygon reports that the shooter's two handguns were purchased illegally, according to Sheriff Mike Williams of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and that the 24 year-old had been hospitalised twice during his teens for mental illness.
"You've got celebrity gamers here who make six figures a year and appear on ESPN", Delph said in an interview Monday.
Katz had past success at video game tournaments, winning the Madden Bills Championship in 2017, along with $3,500 and the chance to compete in a later contest in Los Angeles.
CEO Andrew Wilson cited "a comprehensive review of safety protocols for competitors and spectators" in a statement announcing the cancellations. A pro "Madden" player from Kettering, Ohio who once starred on ESPN's "Madden Nation", he used his body to protect younger players who were taking cover, according to Fox 45 Now.
Steven "Steveyj" Javaruski, a professional "Madden" player for Noble eSports, said the attack happened after the shooter had lost during the competition, the "LA Times" reported. "He made a good living gaming, and he saved his earnings so he could afford to go to college to continue his education".
"When I took his gaming equipment controllers away so he couldn't play at three or four in the morning, I'd get up and find that he was just walking around the house in circles".
"It's tough man. You think playing video games you'll be safe", said Almashni.
EA and Williams also expressed their sorrow surrounding the tragedy that took place in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, August 26, and offered their support to the families of those affected.
"I'm just grateful to be alive", he said.
"Love to @SirusTheVirusTV for covering me", he said on Sunday. Virginia is an open-carry state, but Wiltshire said if any attendee brings a gun - even with their concealed carry permit - they will not be allowed in the venue.
A video of the shooting that is now being examined by investigators captured a red dot that appeared to be a laser pointer trained on a player, according to the Associated Press; the player was identified by attendees as Clayton.