EA continues to respond to the events of last weekend's deadly shooting at a Madden NFL esport event that killed two players and left nine others injured. Tonight, EA announce the Jacksonville Tribute Fund and Livestream with the promise to donate $1 million to the families of the two victims and others directly affected by the shooting.
"The events of last weekend in Jacksonville will impact the gaming community forever," writes EA in tonight's statement. "But as is often the case, our community inspires us. The way you are coming together, and the outpouring of support for all those affected by this tragedy, is incredibly uplifting."
The Jacksonville Tribute is both a fund and a livestream scheduled for next Thursday, September 6. EA plans on donating $1 million which will go to the families of the two players murdered in Jacksonville, Taylor Robertson and Elijah Clayton, as well as those who were affected. EA is also opening up a separate fund where others can donate and add to EA's donation, all of which will go to the victims and their families.
The livestream is currently being set up and EA is working with those who've reached out asking to support the victims and their families. EA says they are working directly with them to put together the livestream and showcase the support coming out of the community.