In the wake of Jacksonville shooting, increased security at gaming tournaments isn’t enough

Days after the Jacksonville shooting that left three dead and 10 wounded, the conversation surrounding the tragedy has shifted toward the question of security and whether better safety measures can help prevent future incidents within the gaming community. EA is investigating how it can implement better preventive measures at its sanctioned and hosted events going forward. Other events such as PAX have assured attendees that they will continue to enact proactive safety protocols. Increased security will undoubtedly give gamers peace of mind, but given America’s gun crisis, it feels like placing a Band-Aid on a gaping wound.

“I know many of us, myself included, are filled with shock and grief,” wrote EA CEO Andrew Wilson in the…

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Author: Patricia Hernandez

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