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Twitch User Threatens Mass Shooting At Evo 2018, Organizer Notifies FBI

by Suriel Vazquez on Mar 10, 2018 at 07:02 PM

Evolution Champion Series (Evo) organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has reported a mass shooting threat made against the event to the FBI.

The threat was made earlier today on yungmushu_'s Twitch channel by user quackquackhonks during a stream. The message read "Mass shooting @ EVO18 see you there," as posted by Twitter user Dankadillas.

After learning about the threat, Cullar notified the FBI and Twitch about the threat and plans to punish the offender "to the full extent of the law," according to his Twitter.

With over 15,000 attendees every year, Evo is the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, making a mass shooting threat a serious concern. As of this writing, the account "quackquackhonks" is still active on Twitch.


Our Take
As with any kind of drive-by post like this, it's hard to know whether this was some idiot trying to rile people up or a genuine threat. Either way, it's good to see Cuellar take action quickly, and I hope the perpetrator faces consequences for their actions. This isn't something you do as joke.