The E for All Expo folks have just announced that professional E-sportsman Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel will be returning to their 2nd Annual shindig as "the face" of the show. He'll be on hand during the show to sign autographs, conduct demonstrations, take on challengers, and maybe - just maybe - deliver one of his trademark sly smiles.
"There is no one else in the video game industry quite like Fatal1ty and we're thrilled he's returning to E for All," said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe. "He'll bring much excitement and attention to the show and we're eager to see him interact with the fans, which is what he does best."
I had always assumed gaming was what he did best, but there you go. Are there actually people out there who would go to E for All specifically to meet this guy? I can understand going for the games, the camaraderie, the excitement, and perhaps the games again, but just to meet a guy with a number in his name that doesn't rap? I just don't see it.
World's Top Gamer "Fatal1ty" Returns to the "Entertainment for All Expo" (E for All) E for All will once again welcome E-sportsman Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel to the event E for All 2008 FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—IDG World Expo and Auravision, Inc., master licensor for the Fatal1ty brand, announced today that the world's most famous professional video gamer, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, will be teaming up again with IDG World Expo to be the face of the 2nd annual Entertainment for All Expo® (E for All®), scheduled for October 3 – 5, 2008, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "We are excited to be back participating again at E for All this year," says Steve Gould, CEO of Auravision, Inc. "Last year's E for All was a great experience and we expect this year's to be even better." "There is no one else in the video game industry quite like Fatal1ty and we're thrilled he's returning to E for All," said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe. "He'll bring much excitement and attention to the show and we're eager to see him interact with the fans, which is what he does best." Fatal1ty will once again bring his incredible mastery of games to the E for All show floor. As the holder of twelve world championships in five different games, Fatal1ty is known as a worldwide ambassador for the sport of gaming. On-site, he will engage with his fans, challenge enthusiasts in head-to-head exhibitions, conduct hands-on gaming demonstrations, sign autographs, and share his vision of the future of pro gaming. Those unwilling to succumb to the wrath of Fatal1ty can meet him personally at his prominent floor booth location. "The second E for All will be even bigger and better than the first one held last year," said Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. "This show is for the gaming public and getting to meet lots of gamers face to face is what it's all about for me." To view E for All Expo photos, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eforall/. About Johnathan "FATAL1TY" Wendel Johnathan "Fatal1ty" 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. He has continued to dominate in competitions all over the world, competing on 6 continents throughout his 8-year professional career and winning unprecedented 12-world titles in 5 different games. In 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 honor of his contributions to the advancement of competitive video gaming, 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." Johnathan has joined forces with Championship Gaming Series (CGS) as exclusive on-air analyst, global spokesperson and gaming ambassador maintaining his ongoing efforts to establish competitive video gaming as a 21st century sport. Catch Johnathan and all the action on DirecTV's channel 101, Sky, Star, or EuroSports and G4.