On August 6, Damian “droid” Boulware posted a screenshot of a string of text from a Counter-Strike match. During a game, a player threatened to potentially shoot-up Fragadelphia. As a response, Fragadelphia is in the process of contacting the FBI and FACEIT as well as the local Police Department to ensure the safety of the LAN.
Droid has posted a pastebin which shows the full conversation between the players. The argument between the players suddenly gets past the normal trash-talk once ‘ohcgnor’ says he “might shoot up frag.” A full link to the pastebin is here.
Threats such as these have to be taken seriously. It has been almost a year since the travesty at the Jacksonville Landing indoor marketplace, where a player shot and killed two people and injured another 10 before committing suicide at a gaming event, which was hosting a Madden NFL 19 tournament.
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Fragadelphia 13 is a small LAN usually based in Philadelphia. However, this year's event will take place at Localhost Huntington Beach, California. This years Fragadelphia is taking place from September 13-15.
Fragadelphia 12 was won by Swole Patrol which beat ‘ownage’ in the final 3-0, taking home a grand prize of $18,250.