7th October 2004 - The Great Wall in China. DOOM3. The largest prize ever offered in a single gaming event. ABIT, PWX Systems, Intel, ATi, Kingston, Creative, Sina.com.cn and ViewSonic are proud to announce the ACON Fatal1ty Shootout at the Great Wall on 15th October 2004. With RMB$1,000,000 (US$125,000) in cash being offered as a prize, the ACON Fatal1ty Shootout is the single largest prize ever being offered to a gamer. Held at the Great Wall in Beijing, China, the top 4 DOOM3 players in China will all try to beat the 2004 DOOM3 World Champion, Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel. These 4 players will also compete to be named the Best DOOM3 Player in China.
At the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout, ABIT will be introducing the full line of Fatal1ty products. The Fatal1ty AA8 is the first motherboard designed in a combined effort between the ABIT Engineers and the World's Best Gamer - Johnathan ' Fatal1ty' Wendel. "By combining the Engineering genius of the ABIT Engineers and the complete understanding of the gaming world that the World's Number 1 Professional Gamer brings, ABIT is launching a product line which is the first true line of gaming hardware," said Scott Thirlwell, Director of Marketing at ABIT. "Fatal1ty blows everyone away with his amazing game play. ABIT's Fatal1ty line of products looks to give every gamer a little more edge to their game."
ABIT's Fatal1ty AA8 is based on Intel's 925 Line of Chipsets and offers full support for the ultimate in performance - DDR2 and PCI-Express. Also being launched at the ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout will be ABIT's Fatal1ty line of VGA cards. The entire Fatal1ty line will offer features that have never been seen before. Intel, ATi, Kingston, Creative, ViewSonic and PWX Systems will also be displaying the latest in cutting-edge gaming components and Sina will be on-hand to cover it all.
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 www.fatal1ty.com and www.fatal1tyshootout.com.
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