Fatal1ty Continues Winning
Posted on July 24, 2005Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, a well-known professional PC gamer who has been featured recently in Time and ESPN Magazine, won first place, and his 10th major championship, worth $15,000, at the US stop of the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Tour. The Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships 2005 was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort near Dallas, Texas from July 6 through July 10. The event attracted over 7,000 gamers from 60 countries. The US stop was the fifth of ten stops on the CPL World Tour, which culminates with the $500,000 World Tour Championship Finals to be contested this November in New York City.
More about the CPL Extreme Summer Championships 2005 can be found here. Fatal1ty's website can be found here."I'm so happy to make the breakthrough and win a major championship playing Painkiller," says Wendel. "The hard work and intense training schedule paid off by beating a very tough, International field."
Fatal1ty now holds 10 Major Championship titles, doing so while competing in 5 different games - an achievement held by no other gamer. Adding to his professional career totals, Fatal1ty has now finished in the top three an amazing 52 times, with 39 first place finishes while competing in 57 pro tournaments. This is his first major championship playing the game "Painkiller."