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Taipei, Taiwan – May 22nd, 2007 – PowerColor, Cooler Master and Universal ABIT are in search of a challenger in Taiwan to take on Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, the world’s best known professional video gamer, during COMPUTEX 2007. Is this guy human? Can he be defeated? PowerColor, Cooler Master and Universal ABIT want a worthy challenger to give him a run for his money. We will reward the challenger with 100,000 NTD (or about US$3000) if he or she can defeat Fatal1ty on June 5th.
Universal ABIT, a leading manufacturer of high-end gaming motherboards and peripherals and a Licensee of the Fatal1ty Brand, has invited Fatal1ty to visit Taiwan during COMPUTEX 2007. All three companies, Universal ABIT, Cooler Master and PowerColor, have decided to collaborate to gather the best gamers in the nation to put Taiwan on the map of professional gaming and international eSports.
Qualifiers will be held on June 2nd, 2007, from 12pm to 6pm (12pm-1pm for registration) at Aztec Internet Café (Nan King East Rd. branch), Taiwan’s foremost chain of Internet Cafés. The challenger will emerge from the qualifiers and get a chance to take on Fatal1ty at the same venue at 4pm on June 5th, 2007. Sign up online at the Aztec website or sign up in person at any Aztec branch.
“I love Taiwan, and welcome a chance to go back to support our licensee Universal ABIT and participate in this great event to help promote gaming and hopefully inspire gamers from Taiwan to compete professionally”, says Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel
“Cooler Master is the master of thermal solutions and the first to design an all aluminum PC case for gamers worldwide”, says Coco Lee, Gaming Project Manager at Cooler Master. “Through interactive activities, Cooler Master will build up its communication with gamers and contribute with professional technology and quality products to the gaming community.”
”As long time supporters of the global gaming community, ABIT is extremely proud to be able to spread the word about competitive gaming and eSports in Taiwan”, says David Jarlestedt, brand manager at Universal ABIT. “By inviting Fatal1ty, the world’s most successful professional video gamer, to Taiwan, we hope to demonstrate the true magic of gaming at the very highest level, and hopefully inspire the best talent in Taiwan to take the leap, get serious and go pro.”
“We are ecstatic to be having the best gamers in Taiwan challenge the best known gamer in the world. We really want to step up and challenge him, which is why we are giving NTD 100,000 as prize money to any person who manages to beat Fatal1ty”, says Raymen Wu, marketing manager at PowerColor.