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 graphic card.

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 world.”

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.

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