Fatal1ty Joins Forces with Mad Gamer Network to Set Record for Most People to Register for a Web Site in 48 Hours. Launch of Mad Gamer Network Social Web Site Specifically for Gamers.

Overland Park, KS, Jan. 2, 2008 – The world’s top professional gamer is leading the charge for gamers to set a Guinness World Record for the “Most People to Register for a Web Site in 48 Hours”. Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel is urging gamers worldwide to register at www.madgamernetwork.com between 12 p.m. Eastern Time Jan. 15 and noon Jan. 17 to launch the Mad Gamer Network (MGN), a groundbreaking social network web site for gamers.

Guinness World Record
“Gamers have the chance to set a Guinness World Record at the same time we kick start a web site that’s about us — the gamers,” says Fatal1ty, who has won more professional competitions and prize money than anyone. “Gamers have been looking for a cool place like this for a long time. With the world record attempt, we can get all types of gamers worldwide to sign up for MGN and, within 48 hours, we should have huge numbers of members on a social network geared specifically for gamers.”

Fatal1ty, who holds several Guinness World Records as the world’s most successful professional gamer, is offering an added incentive to encourage gamers to set the world record for “Most People to Register for a Web Site in 48 Hours”. One gamer who registers on MGN during the world record attempt will win the chance to play Quake 4 online one-on-one against Fatal1ty. Other MGN members will have the opportunity to watch the game on the web site.

Mad Gamer Network
Gamers have never seen anything like MGN, says Founder/Vice President Jeff Arant. “Other gaming networks focus on the industry, specific games, or the manufacturers,” Arant says. “Mad Gamer Network is a social network web site for gamers that looks, feels, and performs unlike any other social network. MGN focuses on the individual gamer providing a space for all types of gamers to connect. MGN lets you interact with your friends, customize your own personal profile, earn points and levels, receive awards, plan strategy, and be highlighted as a featured gamer or clan.”

Using web 2.0 technology to deliver a much richer, more game-like interface with greater capabilities than other networks, the MGN web site is a game in itself with earned levels and points. MGN lets members designate other members as friends (Roxxorz), enemies (Haxxorz) or neutral. Members can leverage points earned in the site to play “jokes” on users they designate as Haxxorz.

Thanks to cutting edge interface and technical capabilities, MGN makes it simple to build highly customized personal profile pages without knowing HTML. Members can easily change all aspects of the look and feel of their profile page, move components, “drag and drop” new components onto the page, upload images, music and video, and save their profile as their default page. Members can even create their own promotional ads which will be displayed on pages along with sponsor ads.

“At MGN, it’s about the gamers,” Arant says. “We’re excited to give gamers an opportunity to participate in setting a Guinness World Record. It’s clear that gamers, who enjoy competing, are interested in setting records because the first Guinness World Records Gamers Edition will hit the market in February. We look forward to setting a record that will be considered for inclusion in the next book alongside Fatal1ty’s world records.”

Fatal1ty
Fatal1ty, the world’s first full-time professional gamer, has won a World Championship in five different games, a feat never before accomplished. He has placed first in 65 percent of the tournaments in which he has competed, ranked in the top three in 90 percent of the competitions, and competed on six continents during his 8-year career.

To take part in the Guinness World Record Attempt for the “Most People to Register for a Web Site in 48 Hours” and be entered for a chance to play Quake 4 against Fatal1ty, visit www.madgamernetwork.com between 12 p.m. Eastern Time Jan. 15 and noon Jan. 17.

About MGN
Mad Gamers Network (MGN) is a social network web site for gamers that looks, feels, and performs unlike any other social network thanks to its use of the most innovative web development technology available. Unlike other gaming networks that focus on particular games or the gaming industry, Mad Gamers Network (MGN) focuses on the individual gamer, allowing all types of gamers to spotlight and express themselves. The world’s top professional gamer, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, has teamed up with the Mad Gamer Network. Designed like a game, MGN lets members earn points and status levels as they interact within the community. In addition, members can build highly customized personal profile pages without knowing HTML, create their own promotional ads, blog, utilize the built-in Instant Messaging application, interact and plan strategy, and upload images, music and video. MGN also provides news and information about the gaming industry, reviews, and competitions. MGN is the first social networking web site to use new web 2.0 technology, which delivers a much richer, more game-like interface with greater capabilities than other networks.

About Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
Johnathan Wendel became the world’s first full time professional video gamer in 1999 after accepting an invitation to represent the USA at an international tournament in Stockholm, where he went undefeated with a perfect performance, winning all 18 maps. He has continued to dominate competitions all over the world, competing on 6 continents during his 8-year professional career, including a Gold Medal finish for the USA at the 2000 World Cyber Games in Seoul, Korea.
Winning the 2005 CPL World Tour Finals in New York City secured his twelfth Major 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.
In December 2006, Johnathan joined forces with Championship Gaming Series (CGS) as exclusive on-air analyst, global spokesperson and gaming ambassador to help establish competitive video gaming as a 21st century sport. Catch Johnathan and all the action on DirecTV’s channel 101, Sky or Star as well as a live stream on www.thecgs.com.
In August 2007, Johnathan was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award in the four-year history of the eSports-Award for “showing exceptional sportsmanship, taking part in shaping eSports into what it is today and for being the prime representative of this young sport. He has become the figurehead for eSports worldwide”.

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