By Doha Madani, huffingtonpost.com
Video game competitors Eli “Trueboy” Clayton and Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson were killed after a gunman attacked an esports tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, according to local media reports.
Law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed the victims’ identities, though family members and friends have spoken out about their deaths.
The gaming community is honoring the lives of Eli Clayton (@True__818)
& Taylor Robertson (@spotmeplzzz) with this photo & the hashtag: #ChampionsForever. The two young men were killed in the mass shooting during the #Madden19 Tournament at the #JacksonvilleLanding in #Florida. pic.twitter.com/r2r2jLOhoY
— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 27, 2018
Competitors were participating in the southern qualifier of EA Sports’ “Madden 19” championship series, a video game football tournament, at the Jacksonville Landing shopping mall when a gunman opened fire, killing Clayton and Robertson, and injuring nine others. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two others were injured fleeing the scene.