Auravision’s gaming division signed an exclusive licensing agreement with leading gamer and three-time World Champion Gamer from the Cyberathlete Professional League, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. Together, they will launch a new line of products for professional gamers under the Fatal1ty brand.

“The Fatal1ty Team has helped me with my dream of making my ultimate gaming computer system a reality,” notes Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. “I’m pleased to bring this superior gaming system to gamers world wide.”

“We are thrilled to be working with PWX, Auravision, and Fatal1ty to bring gamers around the world the most powerful gaming system ever devised,” said ABIT Marketing Director Scott Thirlwell. “At E304, gamers will have the chance to experience ABIT Fatal1ty hardware that has been specifically designed with the world’s number one gamer.”

CREATION OF THE FATAL1TY TEAM
Fatal1ty wanted to work with a group of computer developers who could make his ideas for his ultimate gaming computer system a reality. Auravision invited MDDM, a company specializing in the design, development and manufacturing management of electronic products, to join forces to create the Fatal1ty development team. Fatal1ty has developed a deep working relationship with the companies, allowing him to bring to market his vision of what the professional gamer requires to win.

As The Fatal1ty Team started working on the development of Johnathan’s pro weapon competition system, MDDM sought out ABIT Computer Company’s considerable experience with overclocking and state of the art motherboard and Graphic Card designs. As a result, Fatal1ty now has the ability to custom tailor his own PC “engine.” The first Fatal1ty ABIT motherboard will be based on Intel’s newest Adlerwood chipset (an AMD based motherboard will debut soon after), and will feature the new PCI Express bus, DDR2 memory and the latest proprietary BulletProof ABIT technologies – SoftMenu™ jumperless technology, OTES (Outside Thermal Exhaust System), and µGuru™ interactive system management. In addition to the Fatal1ty motherboards, ABIT is also working with Fatal1ty to develop the Fatal1ty Graphics Card, based on the latest ATI chipset, designed for the new PCI Express bus and also features OTES (Outside Thermal Exhaust System).

FATALITY/PWX GAMING SYSTEM—THE FATBOX™
With the purpose built Fatal1ty ABIT motherboard and graphic card defined, Fatal1ty required an exceptionally strong and light-weight case with the smallest size realistically possible (meets airline carry-on spec.), that will accommodate a full size motherboard and does not have the cooling issues of the small form factor cases. It was essential that the PWX case have the ability to cool the highest performance motherboards and graphic cards, running in an overclocked, full out, gaming competition environment.

MDDM in conjunction with industrial case maker Jaclan Products, whose cases are manufactured in the same factory as the well known Lian-Li cases, worked on bringing to life the FatBox™ case. MDDM developed several proprietary design features, such as the MagDrive™ system, JetStream™ air-cooling system and the PWX power supply format. The first Fatal1ty/PWX case is called the FatBox™, and is a unique case design made from the finest aluminum alloy materials for light-weight construction, better cooling and long life. MDDM also developed a specialized and proprietary coating known as ARMRX™, which strengthens and protects the outside of the case and is resistant to scratches. This proprietary coating is derived from the same protective coating that is used on the front of nuclear submarines and that coats the walls of the Pentagon to contain bomb blasts.

MDDM worked with one of the leading Heatpipe manufactures to develop the Fatal1ty FireHydrant™ CPU cooler and Southbridge cooler for the Fatal1ty motherboard. These coolers use specially developed PWX Oversized Heatpipes that are proving to be more efficient than using thin tube heat pipe technology. The result is coolers that achieve the highest performance of any air cooled CPU coolers, allowing the Fatal1ty systems to achieve and maintain stable overclocked speeds and the highest system performance.

Due to pro gaming requirements, MDDM worked with leading power supply manufacturers to utilize the same time tested technology that power world class network servers. The resulting power supply is noticeably smaller, but has proven rock solid performance, even in the harshest conditions.

About Auravision Inc.
Auravision is a pioneer in the field of personal interface devices and has literally changed the way consumers and business professionals look at the computer workstation. With its first introduction of its patented ElectroLuminescent technology (EluminX), Auravision continues to lead the way in developing new computer peripherals and consumer electronic technologies designed to enhance the user’s experience.

Auravision’s gaming division will be releasing an entire line of professional gaming products under the Fatal1ty brand name after signing an exclusive, long-term master licensing agreement with leading gamer and three-time World Champion Gamer from the Cyberathlete Professional League, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. In addition, Auravision’s licensing division will be working with leading companies to bring innovative products to market meeting the needs of a growing gaming lifestyle.

For more information contact Jeff Walden at (949) 290-1850 or email him at jwalden@auravision.com. For more information on Auravision and its EluminX technology, visit www.auravision.com or www.eluminx.com.

About Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
Johnathan first got involved in tournaments when he heard about a CPL’s Frag3 Tournament that took place in October 1999. He won third there and 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 continued to dominate competitions all over the world, including in Singapore, St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Korea, Germany, Australia, Holland and Brazil, to name just a few.

At QuakeCon 2002, he faced off against his rival ZeRo4 in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the year and ended up winning the match in a 14-(-1) flawless victory. He went on to place third overall in the event and fourth at the World Cyber Games USA a few months later. To top it all off, he won CPL Pentium 4 Winter Champions in December for Unreal Tournament 2003, a victory which netted the CPL Champion of the Year for the third year in a row—and each year for victories in a different game. For more information, visit www.fatal1ty.com.

About MDDM and the Pro Weapon Experience (PWX™) MDDM’s Marketing Driven Dynamic Management team is responsible for bringing to market the Fatality/PWX Fatbox™ System. MDDM, Inc. (www.mddmlabs.com), specializes in the design, development and manufacturing management of one of a kind electronic products.

About ABIT Built for Gamers By Gamers, ABIT motherboards and graphic cards are an established favorite among PC novices and enthusiasts alike. Our unique approach to hardware design puts the user in the driver’s seat, delivering features that give users the flexibility to tweak and tune their systems to their satisfaction, while at the same time, ensuring complete stability. ABIT Engineers – computer enthusiasts with a love for technology – develop innovation after innovation, squeezing every ounce of performance possible out of available technologies. This excellence in engineering, combined with the industry’s highest standards of quality, reliability, and stability, allows ABIT to deliver BulletProof Technology to the end user. From SoftMenu™ jumperless technology to µGuru™ interactive system management, our engineers use their technical know-how and passion for hardware to consistently develop products that not only meet the needs of even the most demanding PC enthusiast, but raise the bar by which all motherboards and graphic cards are judged. For more information, visit www.abit.com.tw.

 

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