Competitive Video Gaming Legend “Fatal1ty” Joins Forces with Inaugural “Entertainment for All Expo” (E for All)
FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 9, 2007 – IDG World Expo today announced that all-star cyber-sportsman, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, is teaming up with IDG World Expo's newest event: Entertainment for All(TM) Expo (E for All(TM)), scheduled for October 18-21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fatal1ty's fierce competitiveness and signature game face are the latest additions to this year's premiere consumer gaming experience.
Often called the Michael Jordan of competitive gaming, Fatal1ty has dominated the sport. The winner of 12 world championships in five different games, Fatal1ty has set the standard for professional video gamers.
Fatal1ty's presence embodies the passion and excitement that is E for All. Leading up to the Mecca of video game experiences, a Fatal1ty summer tour is planned to bring fans face-to-face with their favorite gamer, learn about E for All, and possibly win tickets to the event. Fatal1ty's summer media tour will also include the latest news from E for All. To view tour dates, visit www.fatal1ty.com .
"I couldn't be more psyched to be associated with the first ever E for All," said Fatal1ty. "I'm looking forward to seeing thousands of thrilled video game fans, from beginners to those ready to battle me! It will be an amazing experience for the entire video game community."
Fatal1ty's schedule for E for All weekend is loaded with special appearances, competitive gameplay, and fan interaction. On Saturday, October 20, Fatal1ty will give a keynote speech, "Competitive Gaming – From Basement to Big Time," focusing on the growth of E-Sports and its future. Fatal1ty will participate in game exhibitions and shootouts with lucky fans. Those unwilling to succumb to the wrath of Fatal1ty can meet him personally at his prominent floor booth location.
"We are thrilled about Fatal1ty's participation in E for All," said Mary Dolaher, CEO of World IDG Expo. "His presence adds an element of excitement for everyone participating in E for All by giving video game fans the chance to learn from a legend in the industry."
About E for All(TM)
E for All(TM) is a new event created for all people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The Expo was launched in response to strong demand for an event that connects all segments of the market – retail, consumers, media and industry insiders. E for All offers an increasingly diverse consumer marketplace the opportunity to see and try new products before they reach store shelves. Event organizers anticipate its mid-October dates will launch an early and successful holiday shopping season for the industry. For more information, please visit www.EforAllExpo.com .
About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan became the world's first full time professional video gamer in October 1999, when he placed third at the CPL's Frag3 tournament. Two weeks later he was invited to represent the USA in an international tournament in Stockholm, where he went undefeated with a perfect performance, winning all 18 maps and losing none. He has continued to dominate competitions all over the world, competing on 6 continents during his 8-year professional career.
Winning the 2005 CPL World Tour Finals in New York City secured his twelfth Major Championship and tenth world title, accomplished while competing in 5 different games – an unprecedented achievement. His New York City victory earned him $150,000 and brought his 2005 total winnings to $231,000. During his competitive gaming career Fatal1ty has placed 1st in 65% of all the competitions he has entered and top 3 in 90% of them.
Johnathan has joined forces with DirecTV's Championship Gaming Series as exclusive commentator, global spokesperson and advisor to help take video competitive gaming to the next level. Catch Johnathan and all the action on DirecTV, Sky or Star as well as a live stream on www.thecgs.com .
For more information please visit www.fatal1ty.com .
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment for All(TM) (E for All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)), and SaaScon(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.