Legendary professional gamer, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel will be at the Philadelphia Comic Con revealing the ins and outs of pro gaming, eSports, Twitch, and more, May 8th-10th at Wizard World.
4:30 – 5:15PM THE E-SPORTS PHENOMENA: SPOTLIGHT ON PRO-GAMER JONATHAN WENDEL (FATAL1TY) (ROOM 105)
E-Sports is bringing together every type of gamer from pro to casual. Recently, we have witnessed state-of-the-art gaming competitions and events like never seen before, and the future is bright for even more growth within this industry. Join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com) as she interviews legendary pro-gamer, Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty), giving you a behind the scenes look into e-Sports. They will discuss the opportunities and obstacles players and fans face as this industry rapidly evolves, as well as everything under the sun about what it takes to get into pro gaming, all things Twitch, and the e-Sports industry at large.
Johnathan Wendel is considered one of the best professional gamers in the world, having won 12 world championship titles, including four Player of the Year awards with the Cyberathlete Professional League and one with the World Cyber Games. His endorsement deals include computer hardware companies, headphone companies and even food companies. Wendel was recently named the highest paid professional video gamer in the world by Business Insider, having earned a total of $454,544.98 from 35 tournaments.
Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist, and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation thriller heralded as a breakthrough novel by Publishers Weekly. Her writing expertise expands across various genres including thriller, fantasy, gamer-lit, and new adult, as well as screenplay, playwriting, and video game lore. Davis is an in-demand host, speaker, and moderator for TV, radio, web-series, conventions, academic fairs, publishing workshops, and literary and entertainment expos. Davis is a featured columnist at MMORPG.com, and she is the founder of The Gamer In You. She was awarded the iGR Woman of the Year for her outstanding efforts in debunking stereotypes and for bringing the video game industry the first new adult, gaming-thriller, The Holder’s Dominion.
Davis is a thought-leader in video game culture and its social development. Through her passion for the art community, she demonstrates how team-based video games like MMORPGs affect our lives and the new place video games have in fiction and other forms of media.