EVO tournament manager contacts FBI after threat of mass shooting

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    Reknown fighting game tournament EVO has attracted some negative attention, in the form of a Twitch user threatening a mass shooting on the game convention this coming August, with the ominous statement of "mass shooting@ EVO18 see you there". The message, while potentially just a terrible joke, has gotten some people nervous, and the EVO tournament organizer, Joey Cuellar has taken the threat seriously, opting to contact Twitch staff as well as call the FBI to report it. This has also started major discussions in the fighting game community, regarding what they perceive as a lack of security for EVO attendees. What makes matters more uncomfortable, is that the event takes place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, of which during October 2017 was the scene of a brutal mass shooting.

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    I hope that guy will be jailed in a cell with a big, hairy and stinky inmate.
     
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    Same here. x.x;
     
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    tl;dr Unsubstantiated 2-word sequence by random guy nearly takes down event?
     
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    I'm really wondering if americans will ever learn from these shooting and finally restrict guns...
    Because so far, all what I see at every shooting is they make it even more easier to get guns
    and thus, at every mass shooting...

    Hell, Trump now wants teacher to get guns...
     
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    I'd be more worried if they weren't taking this seriously, given what happened at Parkland
     
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    Clearly if we just take all of the video games out of EVO, nobody will be under video games' violent spell any more and EVO can continue as planned. /s
     
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    This is just sad, at least the crazy people that are trying to make it easier for people to conduct mass shootings are losing some funding.
     
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    Maybe thanks to that guy, the EVO will finally decide to improve its security and be prepared on time for the event. We should thank that guy instead jail him. A true potential treat will NEVER make any statement...
     
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    I'm sure it was just a joke. But there is that small chance (smaller than 0.1%) that it's not, and that's not a risk worth taking when we're talking about something as serious as this.
    Some things you just don't joke about to strangers. It's one thing if it's to someone you know well so they know you're just joking (still a bad joke even then), and tone of voice also has a lot to do with it, which doesn't really translate across well in text form, but saying something like that in a public chat full of people you don't know is asking for trouble. And trouble is exactly what he's going to get.
    I hope they don't punish him TOO hard. Maybe it's some 14yo who doesn't even realize how serious saying something like that is, and that other people won't understand that it's a joke. I hope it is, as I would hope a grown man knows better than to say something like that without making it very clear to everyone that it's a joke. It would be even better if they knew better than to say it at all, but some people just have a terrible sense of humor.

    I would expect whoever it is to get a nice big fine (after all the FBI doesn't work for free) and/or possibly some jail time if they're an adult. But don't put the guy in jail for years if it turns out it was just a joke.
     
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