The Fatal1ty Shootout at QuakeCon 2004 will be open to all fellow gamers of all skill levels that wish to test their abilities against the world’s best known gamer. Shootout schedule and details for challengers will be available at the Fatal1ty Shootout stage and also posted at www.fatal1ty.com. Shootouts will be contested on Fatal1ty/PWX concept systems as at all previous events. Fatal1ty Shootouts have recently been held at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles and Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. The Fatal1ty Shootout program will go on the road to Europe immediately following QuakeCon.

“QuakeCon has always been an awesome event, but this year is especially exciting because of the release of Doom3. Now that Doom3 is out, 1v1 is back and I’m hoping that the professional gaming leagues decide to adopt it for championship play. This year’s QuakeCon event is really going to be exciting and I’m hoping I get a chance to compete in the Deathmatch” said Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel.

QuakeCon is free to the public and is held every year in the Dallas, Texas area. This year players will be competing on a whole new arena, Doom3, which has just hit store shelves. No one has had time to practice or master the game and with the even playing field almost any QuakeCon attendee could win the tournament and walk away with one of the much anticipated, exclusive Doom3 prizes.

QuakeCon (www.quakecon.org) is sponsored by id Software (www.idsoftware.com), makers of the immensely popular Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein games.

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 event in December for Unreal Tournament 2003, a victory which netted the CPL Champion of the Year for the third year in a row – each Championship was for victories in a different game. For more information, visit www.fatal1ty.com.

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 is working with leading companies to bring innovative products to market meeting the needs of the growing gaming lifestyle. For more information about Auravision and its EluminX technology, visit www.auravision.com or www.eluminx.com.

About the Pro Weapon Experience (PWX™)
PWX’s Marketing Driven Dynamic Management team is responsible for bringing to market “second-to-none” Fatal1ty system components and the PWX Fatbox™ System.

PWX is both a Fatal1ty concept and a company.

Concept: Professional Weapon eXperience. Mission focused to bring to market purpose built professional grade gaming equipment that is Built to Kill™

Company: Mission driven to implement the Fatal1ty Fully Integrated Gaming Platform™ by coordinating the partnership of world class system component manufacturers.

PWX LLC also serves as the lead marketing and coordinating unit for Fatal1ty partners, known as the Fatal1ty Brain Trust, The FBTrust is also comprised of and jointly administered by Fatal1ty Inc., Auravision Inc., and ABIT Computer Corporation. For more information about PWX, visit www.mddmlabs.com.

About ABIT Computer Corporation
“Built for Gamers by Gamers” is more than a slogan – ABIT motherboards and graphic cards are the established favorite among PC enthusiasts and pro gamers. 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 passion 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.

About Creative Labs
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed MuVo® and Zen portable audio players. Creative’s innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment — anytime, anywhere.

About Zalman Tech Col, Ltd.
Zalman is the recognized world leader in providing quiet computing solutions with innovative designs that are quite literally art. Initially known for its CNPS® (Computer Noise Prevention System) line of CPU coolers that provide exceptional thermal performance while eliminating noise, Zalman now provides a wide range of products including the TNN™ line of cases providing fanless power and cooling using heatpipe technology, the Reserator™ line of fanless water cooling products and quiet thermal solutions for most every heat-generating computer component. Zalman continues to develop products providing the highest quality and performance while preserving well-being for all of humanity.

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