The $100,000NT Fatal1ty Shootout


Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel (pictured above) is the world’s number one computer gamer. He has won 12 Major Championships in five different games, a feat never before accomplished. Fatal1ty was in Computex Taipei to take part in the Fatal1ty Quake 4 shootout. The winner of the shootout would win some great prizes and a chance to take on Fatal1ty in a one-on-one match for $100,000NT ($3,125US).

We missed the preliminary matches because they began before Computex started. However, the final one-on-one match was what everyone wanted to see anyway. The competition was held at a popular Internet cafe and was sponsored by Abit, PowerColor, Cooler Master and Corsair.

Now This Is A Big Box


Raymond at PowerColor said he’ll send me a 2900XT if I pose with the PowerColor box. The actual box that the ATI video card ships in isn’t this big.

You Are Not A Challenge


Here he is. The best Quake 4 player in Taiwan, the winner of the Fatal1ty shootout and the man who won the right to go head-to-head against Fatal1ty for $100,000NT. Being the amazing reporter that I am, I was more interested in the Le Power girls and beer than finding out his name. Then again, I’m sure he doesn’t want his name known since he proved to be zero challenge for Fatal1ty. The final score from the ten minute match was 74 to -3. Yes, 74 to minus three.

I knew he was going to lose. I just didn’t expect him to lose by that much. He didn’t win the $100,000NT but he did get a bunch of prizes from the sponsors for winning the shootout.

Win A Signed Fatal1ty Cooler Master Cap


After the shootout, I got Fatal1ty to sign a Cooler Master cap for me. If you want to win it, just reply to this post. I’ll draw a winner Wednesday night.

133 thoughts on “The $100,000NT Fatal1ty Shootout”

    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Yea sign me up too! I could use a new hat

  1. Travis says:

    Sign me up also ;P

    1. Jack Books says:

      Me Too! πŸ˜‰

      btw John, now you’ve become a model for ATI?
      ready to be a blog celeb πŸ™‚

  2. Mike Zak says:

    WOW! That Fatality dude pwns seriously.

    Just wanna see how much will he pwn me, with my lousy FPS skills.

    I don’t sign up for the cap drawing. I won’t have anything to do with it anyway.

    1. Bryan says:

      I’ve seen that guy go at it on TV…its ridiculous.

      1. Ankur says:

        MIKE, wo says you cant auction the cap if you dont want it? Its good to have money no?

  3. ralphieb says:

    Sign me up! 😈

  4. Subzero says:

    Nice one Fatal1ty πŸ‘Ώ

  5. Techified says:

    FATAL1TY is teh 1337

  6. Nice pose John πŸ˜›
    Sign me up for the compo as well πŸ˜›

  7. Well….er..sign me up, too. πŸ˜›

  8. Hari says:

    I would like to win that Cap John. Sign me up.

  9. Johnny says:

    man! i thought taiwan would at least represent! haha. at least we have dueling booth babes. jea…

  10. Wallace says:

    well,i got a chance to win the free gift now…
    thank you John. πŸ˜‰

  11. Tim Spangler says:

    Why the hell not, sign me up. I’m bound to win something eventually!

    1. And no, I don’t care that I won the last shirt contest, I’m entering this one anyway. 😈

      1. Marc says:

        You have to have a hat to go with a t-shirt, that’s just common sense. I don’t think this will bother anyone πŸ˜‰

  12. Torsten says:

    Sign me up as well. I am sure the cap will suit my boss a lot! πŸ˜‰

  13. David Turnbull says:

    I’d love to win the cap πŸ˜€

    But anyway, how the hell do you get a score of -3?
    If they were playing Counter Strike wouldn’t that mean that guy would’ve had to accidentally killed himself 3 times?

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, he killed himself. They were playing DM17, an open space map that if you walk off the edge, you die.

      1. Ankur says:

        I think even Fatal1ty is in your 😈 gamg John, HAHAHA

        P.S. SIGN ME TOO!

    2. I’ve heard of “double dead” before, but three times?? LOL Fatal1ty must’ve been really, really good.

  14. Linky Love says:

    Sign me up please, it will be the perfect match for my John Chow pen 😈

  15. Did Jason from TWL tell you his score from CES going up against Fatal1ty? I think it was something like 20 to -40.

    1. John Chow says:

      I Played Fatal1ty at E3 and held my own at 8 – 0. I was one of only 5 players to keep him in single digit kills.

      1. Marc says:

        You must be a pretty good gamer then john to get that score! btw sign me up for the cap πŸ˜€

      2. Ankur says:

        WOW! If you would be from Taiwan, you could get a chance to earn 100,000!!

  16. Max says:

    I need this cap πŸ˜‰

  17. Joel Badinas says:

    Hi John,

    You know, caps makes my head ache at times. But if it’s from you, I would gladly wear it to work during rainy and sunny days, really.

    I’ll surely blog about it. (^_^)

  18. Jason says:

    WOW! I wonder what a joke I’ll be in front of him.

    1. Jason says:

      I forgot, sign me up!

  19. Adam Dempsey says:

    I think I would of lost by even more!

    Sign me up for draw!

  20. Jamie Harrop says:

    I’m not signing up because I want the cap, but because I want to say I won a competition on πŸ˜†

    Sign me up, John. πŸ™‚

  21. Michael says:

    Count me in the contest. I love stuff.

    So if you didn’t get the guys name, where are the photos of the Le Power girls?


  22. This guy is a ledge sounds like you had fun in Taiwan John!

  23. Jason says:

    Sweet, sign me up for the drawing πŸ™‚


  24. Steven says:

    Sign me up please!

    Just wonder how the -3 score came from 😯

    1. Ankur says:

      Killed himself!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  25. Wow that guy probably is glad that you didn’t catch his name. Does anyone know how much money someone like Fatal1ty makes through sponsorships and prizes and whatnot?

  26. Rea Maor says:

    Wow john, sound like you had the time of your life there, i wish i could go there myself.. maybe next year…

    Count me in πŸ™‚

    1. Mason says:

      maybe 4 more years for me haha. πŸ˜•

  27. shman says:

    Sign me up! πŸ™‚

  28. John, that is cool

  29. Chris says:

    count me in… JC

  30. Fatal1ty owns at so many games..

    >> Contest Entrance

    1. Err.. not contest.. drawing.

    2. Ankur says:

      I dint understand:?:

  31. Billy says:

    this guy needs to practice more..

    sign me up too, please.

  32. Paul says:

    I’ve seen this guy all over tech-tv. He plays a lot.

  33. dms says:

    someone makes a living just being good at video games? if my parents didn’t discourage me from playing ColecoVision and Atari 2600 and Saga i could be running around the world playing video games for cash?

  34. Leftblank says:

    I’d love a cap, nice thing to have for sure John!

  35. ricdes says:

    Ok ok John. Sign me up also. Expect me to start commenting again now.. πŸ‘Ώ

  36. playing games for a living, wow, that’s something iunique

  37. HEAVYCHALK says:

    WOW! Talk about a nasty beatdown lol.

  38. Tagliaerbe says:

    Let’s try… sign me up πŸ˜€

  39. Gdog says:

    That guy got pwn3d. Any videos of the match online?? πŸ˜‰

    1. Ankur says:

      Ya, it would be great!

  40. shaun says:

    Sign me up! 😎

  41. Tyson says:

    Nice post! I wish all I had to do for a new video card was pose with the box. Any chance you might hold a contest for that nifty item?

    Sign me up for the cap, please.

  42. Joel Mueller says:

    and the winner is? sign me up!

  43. andy says:

    Hope I win! :mrgreen:

  44. Prija says:

    You are a marketing Genuis. Sorry this comment is irrelevant to this post. But I just finished reading your 59 page pdf file on how to make money. It really motivated me. I will be back show my progess with a blog I will start this week. You’re a darth Vader. So evil you can’t hate.

    Thanks again John.

  45. Sure, il give it a try!

  46. mike says:

    sign me up!

  47. Rick Yuen says:

    Yep, count me in as well.

  48. Simon says:

    *signs up

    Anyone know where to find some videocasts of this guy playing? I imagine it must be pretty spectacular to watch.

  49. Mason says:

    wow where is the owned picture when you need one? jeez 😳

  50. Yankees Blog says:

    I saw him on a MTV special and he was destroying everybody.

    1. Ankur says:

      Unless you are good at something, u dont get paid!

    1. Ankur says:

      What is this supposed o be , spam?

  51. adrian says:

    me me me me me!

  52. derek says:

    Throwing my name into the ring for the hat.

  53. betshopboy says:

    count me in!

  54. Hush says:

    I am in too.

  55. I’ll take an entry to that.


  56. Yep, me too! Ironic… I dont’ have time to play computer games! Oh, well!

  57. Michael Kwan says:

    Looks like I could sell that on eBay.

  58. D&D says:

    Count me in! πŸ™‚

  59. Zac Johnson says:

    Looks like a fun party. Count me in for the contest too!

  60. John says:

    I’m in!

  61. Sean says:

    It’s sooo mine.

  62. Charles Lau says:

    Give me that! πŸ™‚

  63. Misprint! Looks like Fatal1ty won 74 to -1 (or so it says on the hat) – still, pretty impressive. πŸ˜‰

  64. kenny says:

    *raises hand*

  65. Mendax says:

    many, many years ago I played against Fatal1ty in some Q2 teamplay… possibly even killed him πŸ˜†

    anyway, sign me up!

  66. Hey, I like caps and I don’t have even one =/ I want this! Sign me up!

  67. bill weaver says:

    Heck, I’ll bite.

    74 to -3… holy cow. Did he cry?

  68. I could use another cap, John; sign me up!

  69. Comedy Site says:

    This guy makes like millions its crazy!

  70. I think its interesting how much he “trains” or plays to be as good as he is. It all takes time.

  71. simon says:

    Oh yes, count me in!!

  72. IΒ΄m in ur country
    Fragging your ass out :mrgreen:

    BTW donΒ΄t count me in πŸ˜‰

  73. Casey says:

    74 to negative three? He must have gotten so ashamed he started to kill himself instead…

  74. Fabian says:

    Tremendo tipo!
    Para todos los demΓ‘s visiten Punto Fape, muchas ideas para promocionar blogs hispanos.

  75. chrisboo says:

    Sign me up! πŸ˜€

  76. kelly says:

    me too!!


  77. Greg Young says:

    I love these blog contests!! Please accept my ballot.

  78. I’ll take a stab πŸ‘Ώ at winning the hat

  79. Brilliances says:

    Hey John,

    I’m replying to sign up for the cap.

    Here’s why
    -need a hat to cover up my mess, especially since -I have so little time now that I’m a dad!
    would love that extra publicity from the JohnChow dot COM readership
    -I’ve written up a review about you
    -I’ve been reading this blog since before it was ‘making money online’ and now reading it on a DAILY basis on the site itself and not through some crummy feedreader
    -pretty please with a cherry on top?

    Road To Mega Millions

  80. Greg Stratz says:

    Wish me luck….

  81. Vijay says:

    It should have been a complete disaster for the Taiwanese Gamer if it wasn’t for the prizes he got from the sponsors..

    PS: Please do sign me up for the cap. πŸ™‚

  82. dotnetnuke says:

    This is my entry, i am going to die if i can’t win this hat :mrgreen:

  83. Ael says:

    Hey could you sign me up?

    You look good with the 2900XT BTW πŸ˜‰

  84. browie says:

    Yes, sign me up to win that hat. I’m a big sports guy with zero autographs but I’m also a gamer and it’d be great to have an autograph of Fatal1ty.

  85. miguel says:

    Nice cap, sign me up! 😐

  86. Matt Gondek says:

    Sign me up! Thanks

  87. Cifra says:

    Let me have it πŸ˜€

  88. Jason says:

    Seeing as I am very tall, I am closer to the sun and I need that hat to shade my face so please send it along to me before I burn up. Thanks.

  89. Alex says:

    Sign me up!

  90. Matt says:

    Hmm, is it too late to signup? If not, sign me up! πŸ˜€

  91. Man, it’s gotta suck losing 74 to -3 in 10 minutes…..being the best player in your country…

    1. Joshua says:

      That’s gotta hurt, eh? The guy must have some psychic connection to the gaming engine or something. Someone should look into this… :mrgreen:

  92. Andrew says:

    74 to -3… Whoa.
    Nah, don’t want the cap.

  93. LOL, I remember when my dad first told me my uncle made $40,000,000 a year in Taiwan. I was like DAMN. But then he said it was in Taiwan dollars.

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