Fatal1ty started professional gaming in 1999 by entering the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) tournament in Dallas where he won $4,000 and a third place finish before flying to Sweden to compete in a tournament against the top 12 players in the world. He took first place by winning 18 straight games and losing none, emerging as the top ranked Quake III player in the world. Two months later he retained his top ranking in Dallas by winning the CPL tournament again - and the $40,000 grand prize.
Fatal1ty holds World Championship e-Sports titles in Doom 3, Alien vs. Predator 2, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake III and Painkiller.