(Woodland Hills, CA) - Auravision, Inc., the master licensor for Fatal1ty brand products, announced today that 60 Minutes, the CBS News Magazine, will air a feature segment in January 2006 (previously scheduled for December 11, 2005) covering Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professional video gaming. Steve Kroft will report the episode, which began filming one year ago at a gaming event in Sweden, and concluded with the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Finals in New York City, with many stops in between. Steve Kroft also interviewed Fatal1ty at his home and training center in Kansas City, Missouri in preparation for this program. Check Check back with 60 Minutes or go to www.fatal1ty.com for air date and local times.
60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history and has finished in Nielsen's top-10 programs a record 23 consecutive seasons - a record never even approached by another program. According to Nielsen, an average of 14 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast each Sunday evening over the 2004-05 season.About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan became the world's first full time professional video gamer in October 1999, when he placed third at the CPL's Frag3 tournament. Two weeks later he was invited to represent the USA in an international tournament in Stockholm, where he went undefeated with a perfect performance, winning all 18 maps and losing none. He has continued to dominate competitions all over the world, competing in 6 continents during his 6-year professional career.
Winning the 2005 CPL World Tour Finals in New York City secured his fifth world title - accomplished while competing in 5 different games - an unprecedented achievement and bringing his winnings for 2005 to $231,000.
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