Johnathan Wendel

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Johnathan Wendel

Name: Johnathan Wendel

Born: February 26, 1981

Computer-related contributions

  • Known by the pseudonym Fatal1ty (pronounced fatality) and is considered to be the world's first prominent and accomplished professional computer gamer.
  • Considered one of the best professional gamers in the world.
  • Has won approximately $500,000 in cash and prizes from professional competitions.
  • Founded the business, Fatal1ty, Inc.

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into the International Video game Hall of Fame (2010).
  • Featured in mainstream newsprint publications such as Time, The New York Times, Forbes, BBC World Service as well as 60 Minutes.
  • Awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by eSports.
  • Holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.


"I work out a lot — you know being physically fit and making sure your neurotransmitters are working properly and making sure that you're on beat and you're ready to go."