US$125,000 ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout Winner Signs with ABIT
RocketBoy to lead ABIT gamers in China
October 18, 2004 - ABIT is pleased to announce that the winner of the US$125,000 ACON Fatal1ty Great Wall Shootout, Meng 'RocketBoy' Yang has signed on to lead the ABIT Gamers in China. As an ABIT Gamer, RocketBoy will work to promote gaming throughout China. RocketBoy will be ABIT's lead gamer at all Gaming Events in China. He will also be involved in the development and testing of all ABIT gaming products including motherboards, VGA cards and all other ABIT Gaming Gear.
As winner of the ACON Fatalty Great Wall Shootout, RocketBoy showed great gaming skill. As an ABIT Gamer, ABIT will work with RocketBoy to further both his gaming experience as well as to further gaming for all the gamers of China. RocketBoy will travel throughout China, promoting professional gaming across the country. His gaming equipment will be the ABIT Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard and the Fatal1ty X700XT VGA Card.
On being the first ABIT Gamer named in China, RocketBoy said, "This has been an amazing few days for me. First I do the impossible and win the Fatal1ty Shootout, and then become the first ABIT Gamer in China." On partnering with ABIT, he said, "I have been using ABIT motherboards since I started gaming. The Fatal1ty line of products I will be using are the best gaming products to have ever been made. And to now be able to work directly with ABIT and Fatal1ty in the development and testing of gaming products is really perfect."
ABIT's Sales and Marketing Manager of China, Calvin Liao said, "RocketBoy has been doing a lot for gaming this last year in China and we've worked with him indirectly at a lot of the different gaming events that ABIT has been involved with. To now be directly working with RocketBoy should help to expand gaming in all of China. RocketBoy is a great spokesperson for ABIT and more importantly for gaming." Liao, continued saying, "ABIT welcomes RocketBoy as the first ABIT Gamer in China, and we expect to be working with many more Professional Gamers and Gaming Teams in China in the time to come."
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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