THE FIRST OF HIS KIND – As the breakthrough name and face of esports, and recipient of the first ever esports Lifetime Achievement Award, Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel’s career tournament record has made him the most accomplished professional gamer in history.

Fatal1ty’s competitive tournament stats are legendary and may never be eclipsed. Over the course of his professional gaming career, 64 of the 72 pro gaming tournaments that he contested were top 3 finishes.

1st – 48 times | 2nd – 10 times | 3rd – 6 times

Fatal1ty started professional gaming in 1999 by entering the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) tournament in Dallas where he won $4,000 and a third place finish before flying to Sweden to compete in a tournament against the top 12 players in the world. He took first place by winning 18 straight games and losing none, emerging as the top ranked Quake III player in the world. Two months later he retained his top ranking in Dallas by winning the CPL tournament again - and the $40,000 grand prize.

Fatal1ty holds World Championship esports titles in Doom 3, Alien vs. Predator 2, Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake III and Painkiller.

In honor of his contributions to video gaming, Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by esports. In August 2010, Fatal1ty was inducted into the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

As gaming’s greatest ambassador, Fatal1ty continues to travel the world promoting esports and video gaming everywhere he goes.