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Fatal1ty Appearance at Newegg’s LANfest2K7

September 25, 2007 Press Release

Universal abit and Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to demonstrate its line of Fatal1ty-branded PC gaming products during ultimate gaming community event

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.,— Newegg Inc., a leading online retailer of computers, consumer electronics and mobile communication products, announced today that Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel will make an appearance at the LANfest2K7 courtesy of Universal abit USA Corporation, maker of motherboards, digital speakers and other multimedia devices. Fatal1ty is a world champion PC gamer who has achieved record earnings, titles and celebrity status.

“Johnathan represents the epitome of gaming sportsmanship and excellence,” said Bernard Luthi, vice president of merchandising and product marketing, Newegg. “Showcasing Fatal1ty-branded products, Universal abit’s and Fatal1ty’s presence will be a highlight of LANfest2K7.”

LANfest2K7 is Newegg's premier gaming festival and tournament event where players come to win great prizes and prove their worth as competitive gamers. More than 4,000 gamers are expected to attend the three-day festival, which kicks off at the Ontario Convention Center, Fri., Oct. 5, with an opening ceremony and VIP party. In addition to opening and closing award ceremonies, manufacturers and exhibitors will host activities and demonstrations at their booths. A concert featuring Northern California band One and Zeros with highlight Saturday evening festivities. High-profile gamers and professional gaming teams will compete for more than $75,000 in cash and prizes in live and online tournaments.

With 10 major championships under his belt, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel is the most accomplished professional PC gamer to date and has become the sport’s worldwide ambassador. “As an ‘e-Sportsman’, I consider PC gaming to be a true sport that requires training and practice,” said Wendel. “LANfest2K7 is the quintessential event for professional and amateur gamers alike to share in the excitement.”

Fatal1ty will be at the Universal abit booth, #4008, Oct. 5 – 7, to demonstrate Universal abit’s line of Fatal1ty PC motherboard gaming products, which include the Fatal1ty F-I90HD and the Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI. He will be available for autographs and shoot-out challenges with the public.

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About Newegg is the world’s second-largest online-only retailer, attracting more than 6 million registered users and earning industry-leading customer service ratings. Founded in 2001, Newegg Inc. posted approximately $1.5 billion in revenue in 2006. “Those who know” — IT professionals, do-it-yourself computer enthusiasts, avid online gamers, students, small-to-midsize businesses, resellers and consumers — consider their top choice for computer and IT products and consumer electronics. At its award-winning Web site,, shoppers can compare a comprehensive selection of the latest high-tech products, view detailed product descriptions, pictures, how-to information and product reviews, and interact with other members of the technology and gaming community. is headquartered in City of Industry, Calif. For more information, visit

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