Victims of Jacksonville shooting were members of competitive Madden community

first_imgVictims of Jacksonville shooting were members of competitive Madden communityElijah ‘TrueBoy’ Clayton and Taylor ‘SpotMePlzz’ Robertson were killed at a Madden Championship Series tournament last weekendRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 28th August 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareIn a statement today, EA confirmed that two members of the Madden competitive community lost their lives in yesterday’s mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.The statement is as follows:”The authorities have confirmed that we lost two respected members of our community yesterday, Elijah “TrueBoy” Clayton and Taylor “SpotMePlzz” Robertson.”Their deaths are an inconceivable tragedy, and we offer our deepest sympathies to their families, to those injured and everyone affected by this. Many of us at EA knew Elijah and Taylor well, and their positive, competitive spirit and respect for other players were evident to everyone.”They earned the admiration of all who watched them compete, and we will miss them greatly. We are committed to supporting their family members through this difficult time.”22-year-old Clayton of Woodland Hills, California was killed during one of his matches that was being livestreamed on Twitch at the time–the camera cut away just before the shots went off.In 2017, Clayton took the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Madden National Finals. In a profile published by The Florida-Times Union at the time, he stated that he had been playing Madden games since he was five.Friends and family have shared memories of Clayton that have been compiled into a Twitter moment.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Robertson, 28, was from Ballard, West Virginia and was the winner of the Madden Classic last season. Earlier this year, he joined Dot City Gaming, which referred to both Robertson and Clayton in its statement as “great competitors and well-loved members of the Madden community.”Robertson was also a husband and father of a 2-year-old son.The shooting took place at a Madden Championship Series qualifying event and resulted in three dead (including the shooter), nine others injured with gunshot wounds, and two others injured while trying to escape the area.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 5 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more