Fatal1ty was undefeated in all six matches during his march to the CPL Summer Championship. He was down by 1 game in three of his matches before rallying to win all of his best of 3 competitions. In the first game of the finals, he fell behind 7 to 0 against Sander “VoO” Kaasjager before coming back to win 12-11. Needing just one game to clinch the event, Fatal1ty opened the second game of the match with a dominating run of 22–0, to decisively sweep the Summer Championship.

“I’m so happy to make the breakthrough and win a major championship playing Painkiller”, says Wendel. “The hard work and intense training schedule paid off by beating a very tough, International field.”

Fatal1ty now holds 10 Major Championship titles, doing so while competing in 5 different games – an achievement held by no other gamer. Adding to his professional career totals, Faltal1ty has now finished in the top three an amazing 52 times, with 39 first place finishes while competing in 57 tournaments. This is his first major championship playing the game “Painkiller”.

The CPL World Tour now moves on to Leipzig, Germany where it will be held in conjunction with the Games Convention from August 19th through the 21st.

About Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
Johnathan first got involved in professional video gaming tournaments when he heard about CPL’s Frag3 Tournament that took place in October 1999. He placed third at that event and, two weeks later, was invited to represent the USA in Stockholm where Fatal1ty went undefeated, winning all 18 maps against the top players in the world. He has continued to dominate competitions all over the world, including the United States, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.

He won the CPL Winter Championship in December 2002 playing the popular Unreal Tournament, a victory that made him the only three time CPL Champion of the Year – winning that title in a different game each year. At the 2004 QuakeCon, Fatal1ty electrified the crowd at the DOOM 3 Inaugural 1v1 Championship, capturing the title and $25,000 in prize money.

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