March 2, 2012 (Calabasas, CA) – Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel and Fatal1ty Brand Partner, Creative Labs, announced today that they have joined forces to produce a series of online gaming tournaments that will be streamed live on line.
League of Legends, as one of Fatal1ty’s must-play games, was chosen to kick off these multi-title, multi- platform video game tournaments. The inaugural event will run from March 9, through March 18, 2012.
Fatal1ty stated, “I’m always amped to get on line and play League of Legends. For way too long, I’ve had the urge to organize my own tournaments as another way to help promote gaming, and for competitive video gaming to be recognized as a new-age sport – I’m extremely excited we were able to put this program together.”
Creative Labs Vice President of Corporate Communications, Phil O’Shaughnessy added, “Creative Labs, from the earliest days of competitive video gaming, has been a supporter of the gaming community at large. With our commitment to join Fatal1ty and brand partners in sponsoring these events Creative reaffirms our commitment to the pursuit of gaming. We are excited to work with Fatal1ty to help produce these free online events.”
In addition to cash and product prizes for winning contestants, Fatal1ty brand partners will offer special promotions on select Fatal1ty products, which will be available on NewEgg.com to everyone over the course of the tournament, or until the products are sold out.
Free registration, on a first come, first served basis, will be open to all gamers interested in participating in this tournament via Fatal1ty.com starting on March 2, 2012. The tournament’s inaugural prize fund is valued at over $14,000 dollars in cash and prizes with the Grand Champion Team taking home $5,000 in cash and the second place team receiving $2,000. Gameplay will be streamed live throughout the tournament on Fatal1ty.com.
The Fatal1ty Gaming Gear League of Legends On-Line Tournament will be contested via four qualifying events with the Championship decided during the Grand Final per the following schedule;
For details, registrations, and updates, please visit www.fatal1ty.com
With 12 World Titles in 5 different games, Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel’s experience as the world’s most successful video gamer gives him a unique perspective as to what gamers need and want from the products they purchase in order to gain a competitive advantage. Fatal1ty’s dedicated involvement in product development allows the Fatal1ty brand to create technically advanced features that discriminating gamers crave and can afford.
In honor of his contributions to video gaming, Fatal1ty was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by E-Sports. He was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame in August 2010 and holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. 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 ZEN® MP3 and portable media players. Creative’s innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment – anytime, anywhere.
League of Legends is a session-based, multiplayer online battle-arena game where rival teams compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes. Built by a veteran development team, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. League of Legends brings accessible, replayable and endlessly competitive game play that deepens with the player’s commitment.