Auravision, Inc., the master licensor for Fatal1ty brand products, announces that 60 Minutes, the CBS News Magazine, will air a full segment on Sunday, December 11 featuring Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel and the international explosion of professio nal video gaming. Steve Kroft will report the episode, which began filming one year ago at a gaming event in Sweden, and concluded with the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) World Finals in New York City, with many stops in between. Steve Kroft also interviewed Fatal1ty at his home and training center in Kansas City, MO in preparation for this program.
Fatal1ty will be in New York City for promotional events at CompUSA stores December 10 and 11. On Monday, December 12, he will appear on another CBS production, The Early Show. This appearance and interview will air on that date between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM.
60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history and has finished in Nielsen's top-10 programs a record 23 consecutive seasons - a record never even approached by another program. According to Nielsen, an average of 14 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast each Sunday evening over the 2004-05 season.
About Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel
Johnathan became the world's first full time professional video gamer in October 1999, when he placed third at the CPL's Frag3 tournament. Two weeks later he was invited to represent the USA in an international tournament in Stockholm, where he went undefeated with a perfect performance, winning all 18 maps and losing none. He has continued to dominate competitions all over the world, competing in 6 continents during his 6-year professional career.
Winning the 2005 CPL World Tour Finals in New York City secured his fifth world title - accomplished while competing in 5 different games - an unprecedented achievement and bringing his winnings for 2005 to $231,000.
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