FATAL1TY BOOTH MOVES OUT OF LOWER
LEVEL KENTIA HALL AND UP TO WEST HALL WITH FATAL1TY SHOOTOUT ABIT,
Creative Labs, Zalman Demonstrate in Fatal1ty Booth Featuring Fatal1ty Shootout
and ACON 05 Finals
(Woodland Hills, CA, May 3, 2005) –
Auravision, Inc. announces that Fatal1ty, the world’s best known PC gamer and
current DOOM 3 champ, has moved from last year’s 400 square foot E3 space in
Kentia Hall to a 2,500 square foot E3 booth in West Hall #2228. He’ll be there
answering 1 v 1 challenges from show attendees in 4-minute Fatal1ty Shootouts
playing Unreal Tournament. Challengers can win $2,500 if they are able to beat
Fatal1ty and other prizes can be won for scoring points against him. The
Shootout will run all three days of the show from 10:30am to 12:30pm. On
Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19, afternoon shootouts will be held from
3:00 to 5:00. For further information about this competition as it unfolds,
Fatal1ty partners, ABIT, Creative
Labs and Zalman, will also be present in the Fatal1ty E3 booth. ABIT will hold
the North American finals of its popular competitive world wide gaming event;
ACON5, in the E3 booth from 1:00 to 3:00. Counter Strike Team Finals will be
held Wednesday, May 18 and Warcraft III Frozen Throne Finals will be held
Thursday, May 19. ABIT will also display its newest products at the booth,
including the latest Fatal1ty NI8 SLI, Fatal1ty AN8 SLI and Fatal1ty X800XL
Creative Labs will be at E3 to
discuss its deal with Fatal1ty to create products under the Fatal1ty brand name.
Under the agreement, Creative and Fatal1ty will collaborate on the design and
technical specifications for a variety of PC input devices and audio solutions.
Each product will be designed to deliver the highest level of responsiveness and
accuracy in its category. The collaborative design process between Creative and
Fatal1ty began early this year and all products designed under this partnership
will be branded Fatal1ty and Creative.
Zalman will be showing, for the
first time, its new official Fatal1ty coolers, the FS-C77 CPU Cooler and the
FS-V7 VGA cooler, as well as the new Fatal1ty QDT 500 Computer Enclosure.
"I’m very excited to bring the
Fatal1ty experience to the next level at E3 ’05 with a bigger booth and more
product," commented Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. "I welcome any and all
challengers to play against me at the event, which draws gamers from around the
Fatal1ty Shootouts are competitions
open to event attendees who want the chance to play against the world’s
best-known professional gamer. Prizes are awarded for any points scored, with
$2,500 going to the first challenger to defeat Fatal1ty. Additional valuable
prizes will be awarded to other contestants who also have what it takes to beat
Fatal1ty or score frags against him.
Shootouts will be contested on
computer systems built with Fatal1ty brand components as at all previous events.
Fatal1ty Shootouts have been held at locations around the world, including The
Great Wall of China, Moscow’s Red Square and London’s Leicester Square.
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.