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ABIT Awards US$125,000 To China's Best Gamer

Winner of the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout takes home RMB $1,000,000

October 18, 2004 - China. 1.3 Billion People. The ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout took the 4 best gamers of those 1.3 billion and put them up against the world's top gamer, Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel. The challenge was simple: Beat 'Fatal1ty' in a 1v1 Deathmatch and take home 1 Million Renminbi (US$125,000). Offering the biggest gaming prize ever offered, ABIT held the ACON Fatal1ty Shootout on the Great Wall in Beijing while introducing its new line of Fatal1ty Gaming products.

ABIT is happy to announce that one of these 4 Top Chinese Gamers, Meng 'RocketBoy' Yang, managed to defeat 'Fatal1ty' in an exciting fight to the finish shootout. On awarding the richest prize in gaming history, Scott Thirlwell, ABIT's Director of Marketing said, "We are thrilled that China's Best Gamer, RocketBoy, now receives some of the financial recognition that the world's best gamers should be seeing. ABIT's goal in holding the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout in China was to bring immediate recognition of gaming to the people of China." Thirlwell continued, "ABIT also wanted to bring greater respect for esports, professional gaming competitions and the professional gamers themselves, not only in China but around the world. With this event, I believe we have achieved this."

ABIT, along with partners Intel, ATi, Kingston, Creative, ViewSonic, Sina and PWX Systems were all on hand to launch ABIT's latest line of Fatal1ty Gaming products. The Fatal1ty AA8XE is the first motherboard designed in a combined effort between the ABIT Engineers and the World's Top Gamer - Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel. Based on Intel's 925 Line of Chipsets and offering full support for the ultimate in performance - DDR2 and PCI-Express, ABIT's Fatal1ty AA8XE is designed to give gamers an edge. Also launched at the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout was ABIT's Fatal1ty line of VGA cards. At the Shootout, all players were using the ABIT Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard and ABIT's ATi-based, Fatal1ty X700XT VGA Cards.

On winning the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout, RocketBoy said (translated from Chinese), "Today is a day I thought would never happen. To be able to compete against the best gamer in the world in China for a prize of RMB $1,000,000 is something unreal. To be able to do that and win is dream-like. I want to thank ABIT and all the other companies for really supporting gaming." When asked for his thoughts, Fatal1ty praised the gameplay of RocketBoy, saying, "RocketBoy played a great match and had a well thought out strategy. I think that Rocket Boy winning today will end up helping to bring an even bigger awareness to Professional Gaming around the world. Working with ABIT on designing the ultimate gaming products and promoting professional gaming around the world at the ABIT Fatal1ty Shootouts has been a lot of fun." Fatal1ty concluded saying, "I think another match against RocketBoy is in order."

About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel

Johnathan first got involved in professional PC gaming tournaments when he heard about CPL's Frag3 Tournament that took place in October 1999. Capturing third place there, he was invited to represent the USA in Stockholm two weeks later where he won undefeated, winning all 18 maps against the top players in the world. He has continued to consistently dominate competitions all over the world, including events in St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Germany, England, Netherlands, France, Russia, Denmark, and China, to name some of the countries he has visited in pursuit of pro gaming excellence.

Johnathan won the CPL Pentium 4 Winter Championship in December 2002 playing Unreal Tournament 2003; that victory made him the first and only 3 time CPL Champion of the Year - each year winning the CPL 1v1 Championship while competing in a different game. In Dallas, on August 14, 2004, Fatal1ty was crowned the first DOOM 3 1v1 Champion, capturing $25,000 in prize money at QuakeCon 2004. For more information about Fatal1ty, visit and

About ABIT

Built for Gamers By Gamers, ABIT motherboards and graphic cards are an established favorite among PC novices and enthusiasts alike. Our unique approach to hardware design puts the user in the driver's seat, delivering features that give users the flexibility to tweak and tune their systems to their satisfaction, while at the same time, ensuring complete stability.

ABIT Engineers - computer enthusiasts with a love for technology - develop innovation after innovation, squeezing every ounce of performance possible out of available technologies. This excellence in engineering, combined with the industry's highest standards of quality, reliability, and stability, allows ABIT to deliver BulletProof Technology to the end user.

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