Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson

Electronic Arts, the Canada based maker of Madden NFL and NBA Live video games, has announced a contribution of $1 million to the victims of the mass shooting in Jacksonville last weekend.

Gamers Eli "Trueboy" Clayton, left, and Taylor Robertson, right, were killed when a disgruntled gamer opened fire during a Madden NFL 19 satellite qualifier tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday.

The $1 million check will be split between the families of Clayton, Robertson, and 10 other people who were wounded during the attack at GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville Landing on Sunday.

"The events last weekend in Jacksonville will impact the gaming community forever," EA said on its website. "We can"t begin to understand the pain so many are going through, nor do we pretend to have all the answers that will help us through the healing process."

Additionally, EA said it will create a fund, called “Jacksonville Tribute,” so that others can donate to the families and victims.

David Katz, 24, a video gamer who also participated in the tournament, killed himself after targeting other gamers. He was reportedly upset after losing a game. The two players he lost to were not injured in the mass shooting.

A Florida lawyer is representing some of the victims in the attack. The lawyer did not name the victims or the amount he will seek for the victims. The lawsuit will be filed this week.

  • bemetoo

    no nope not enough at least 10mil

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I agree but at least they offered something without be made to.

  • Rayne

    That’s alllright!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Tryna jump ahead of the civil suits they know may come their way I see.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I guess.. but where was security in this place? I would thank them for the little donation... THEN I would sue tha FCK outta the promoters and anyone attached to this! A funky 100,000 is not enough for a life loss.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16a1c2c32a1fc9952180d829113ffff2f9fc26759c2c604ce4adad6cf69f5c0c.gif

  • Yup, I said it

    The shooter and his case workers and the mental hospital that released him are at fault.

  • Tiff J

    A lawsuit? Who are they going to sue? The estate of the 24 yr old killer? The abr? The sponsors of the event? I don't think EA Sports is responsible for ANY of this. Sometimes bad things happen, everything is not a lawsuit.

  • missmiami305

    Smh! Tragic

  • bemetoo

    true but sometimes nothing is better than something

  • KcoolMuziq

    Does Eli “Trueboy” Clayton have a Go Fund Me account?

  • Miss Thang

    maybe their argument will be that EA is responsible for making sure participants were safe?

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  • Renee26

    That was nice of them

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lawsuits will be pending real soon. Smh@splittin million dollas amongst 10 people. Insultive

  • BingBangBoom

    Wait so why were these two targeted?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    The families can go after them for more money but look how many of these big wigs have to be made to do just the bare minimum. Most wouldn't have offered a dime until sued.

  • the guest

    Because they won.

    This story breaks my heart to pieces.

    Look at the photos of those good, talented, handsome young people killed for being good, talented, and handsome young people at a wholesome technology event for young people.

  • the guest

    I couldn't find one.

  • the guest

    There was a report that the event security was lax. Obviously security was off base because that psychopath got in with a gun.

  • ImWoke

    1 million split between 12. You forgot to include the 2 that were killed. Smh

  • Malcom Flex

    1 mill divided by 12 with tax taken out equals they should have just given them a mill each.

  • Alextra Ballard

    You're absolutely correct!

  • Ebony Starr

    There were “gun-free zone” signs posted throughout the bar.

  • Hummingbird_225

    About 83k a piece before taxes...

  • RentEmSpoons

    Exactly, that aint shit, no amount of money is, but thats small money, i'm sure lawsuits are coming.

  • RentEmSpoons

    The facility and E.A who are both responsible for the event and security measures. Usually any corporate sponsored event requires atleast 1-5 million minimum. for E&O insurance alone.

    I would'nt be shocked if the NFL stepped up and gave money aswell, this is also an indirect association with them also. The last thing they need at the moment, but damage control needs to be done.

  • Neal and Beth

    Good for them.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    They should havw had security and metal detectors there SMFH just like they do in HS

  • Logan Roberts

    The families still gonna sue as they should. But thanks for the attorney fee.

  • JustB

    If he was upset about loosing I find it odd he didn't go after the ones he lost too...and if he killed himself then how was the motive determined...js

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    So EA is trying to keep from getting sued.

  • Michelle

    Right but was still selfish asf cause they have to split the money. They been making games since I was born gtfoh. I’m offended and it’s not even my family smh

  • Michelle

    So a sign is supposed to keep someone from coming in with a gun?? School zones are gun free also. You get mandatory 3 years for having a gun in a school zone but they still get shot up somehow. Federal buildings are gun free zones but they still have metal detectors because they’re not foolish enough to think a sign will keep them safe.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I'm sure they gonna have some type of NDA with a clause that says if you take this money you can't sue them, which they would be a fool to do.

  • Yui

    Like a million is going to go a long way.

  • Ebony Starr

    No a sign is not supposed to keep someone from coming in with a gun. The sign implies that they take precautions to prevent someone from coming in with a gun. I think you are pretty much answering your own question in your post.

  • WillyWonker

    Especially split

  • jay

    A billion dollar company. What a insult.


    EA get ya sh*t together. A Million? Pathetic!

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    A million spilt between TEN people or more ? That is the most disgusting disgrace and humiliation on these families !! EA sucks !!