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.
Since we’re on the topic. Idk how I feel about this. Joke or not, I don’t like this. pic.twitter.com/BbH1Zh2lto
— Bryan ॐ (@Dankadillas) March 10, 2018
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.
We are aware of the threat that was made against Evo 2018, and have contacted the FBI and Twitch regarding this matter. We take this very seriously, and they will be punished to the full extent of the law.
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) March 10, 2018
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.
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.