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EVO organizers beefing up security for 2019 after Jacksonville tragedy

EVO organizers beefing up security for 2019 after Jacksonville tragedy

Expect longer lines

The deadly mass shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida is already causing organizers of other events to reevaluate security. While we’re still trying to find the answers to the many questions we have about the shooting, the team behind the EVO Championship Series has announced it’s being proactive about protecting participants at the world’s largest fighting game tournament. Starting in 2019, the organization is installing metal detectors for all days of EVO.

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While Evo does not comment on security procedures (for obvious reasons), it’s very clear that we need to be more proactive for 2019 and beyond. The amount of undercover law enforcement at Evo was unprecedented, and we will be installing metal detectors for ALL days next year.

— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) August 26, 2018

This is the first of what I’m sure will be many different organizations to take precautions going forward because of this tragedy.

MrWiz [Twitter]

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