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Critical Force pulls out of Amazon Mobile Masters after Las Vegas shooting

Critical Force pulls out of Amazon Mobile Masters after Las Vegas shooting

Finnish developer Critical Force has pulled out of Amazon’s Mobile Masters eSports event following the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Mobile Masters event, taking place in Las Vegas on October 14th to 15th, is set to host tournaments for a number of mobile games including World of Tanks Blitz, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and Vainglory. The winning teams stand the chance to win a share of the $80,000 prize pool.

Tournament cancelled

Critical Force had recently partnered with Amazon to bring its mobile FPS Critical Ops to the show. The game sees teams of players take on the roles of counter-terrorists or terrorists in game modes including bomb defusal and team deathmatch.

Following the mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st in which 58 people died and hundreds more were injured, both Amazon and Critical Force have decided to call off the Critical Ops tournament.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” read a statement on the announcement.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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