(Woodland Hills, CA, December 8, 2004) - Auravision, Inc. announces that Fatal1ty, the world's best known PC gamer and recent DOOM 3 champ, will provide a competitive exhibition at the 2005 International CES to be held January 6-9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is billed as "The CES-Fatal1ty Ultimate Gaming Shootout" and is being presented by ABIT Computer and Creative Labs in association with AMD. This event will be housed in the Central Plaza just outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Ultimate Gaming Shootout is a new feature of the International CES, which is the world's largest annual technology tradeshow. For further information about this competition as it unfolds, please check www.fatal1tyshootout.com. For more information on the 2005 International CES, which is an industry event not open to the general public, please visit www.cesweb.org.
"I'm very excited to participate in the ultimate video gaming shootout at the International CES," commented Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. "I welcome any and all challengers to play against me at the event, which draws gamers from around the world."
"Showcasing these gaming events with Fatal1ty, ABIT, Creative Labs and AMD, helps bring attention to this dynamic product category," said Karen Chupka, vice president of conferences and events for the Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the International CES. "These competitions will bring additional energy and fun to the Central Plaza, which promises to be a must-attend venue at the show."
Fatal1ty Shootouts are competitions open to event attendees who want the chance to play against the world's best-known professional gamer. Competitions consist of 1v1 matches for 5-minutes or 6 frags (points) whichever comes first. Prizes are awarded for any points scored, with $5000 going to the first challenger to defeat Fatal1ty at CES. Additional valuable prizes will be awarded to other contestants who also have what it takes to beat Fatal1ty.
Fatal1ty Shootouts are open to fellow gamers of all skill levels that wish to test their abilities against the world's best known gamer. Shootouts will be contested on Fatal1ty/PWX concept systems as at all previous events. Fatal1ty Shootouts are presently being held at a number of European events on Fatal1ty's Euro Tour II and have also been contested at The Great Wall of China, in Moscow's Red Square and London's Leicester Square.
About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan first got involved in tournaments when he heard about CPL's Frag3 Tournament that took place in October 1999. He won third there and 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 dominate competitions all over the world, including The United States, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Australia, France, Germany, Holland, and Russia.
He won the CPL Pentium 4 Winter Championship playing Unreal Tournament 2003, a victory which made him three time CPL Champion of the Year-and each year for victories in a different game. At the recent QuakeCon04, Fatal1ty captured the DOOM 3 Inaugural 1v1 Championship, capturing $25,000 in prize money. For more information, visit www.fatal1ty.com.
About Auravision Inc.
Auravision is a pioneer in the field of personal interface devices and has literally changed the way consumers and business professionals look at the computer workstation. With its first introduction of its patented ElectroLuminescent technology (EluminX), Auravision continues to lead the way in developing new computer peripherals and consumer electronic technologies designed to enhance the user's experience.
Auravision is the master licensor for Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the world's leading gamer and three-time World Champion from the Cyberathlete Professional League. Leading companies have signed agreements to bring innovative products to market carrying the Fatal1ty brand in order to meet the needs of a growing gaming lifestyle. A number of products with the Fatal1ty brand are already in the marketplace.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,700 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $190 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. For more information, please visit www.cesweb.org.