Celebrated Name: Fatal1ty
Real Name/Full Name: Johnathan Wendel
Gender: Male
Age: 43 years old
Birth Date: 26th February 1981
Birth Place: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.5 m
Weight: 65 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): None
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): None
Is Fatal1ty Gay?: No
Profession: Former professional e-sports player and entrepreneur
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Johnathan Wendel is the man behind the alias, Fatal1ty. He is a former professional e-sports player of the first-person shooter titles, Quake and Painkiller. He is also an entrepreneur. The first-person shooter (FPS) is a sub-genre of shooter video games centred on gun and other weapon-based combat.

Wendel was an early pioneer of competitive gaming and was also considered to be one of the best professional gamers in the world. He founded Fatal1ty inc., which licenses the Fatal1ty brand to gaming accessories manufacturers.

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Early Life & Biography

Johnathan Wendel was born on the 26th of February, 1981, to James Wendel and Judy Wendel. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and was part of the high school tennis team.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 26 February 1981, Fatal1ty is 43 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.5 m tall, and weight is 65 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Not much is known about his personal life, other than the fact that he has lived in Las Vegas since 2006.


In 1999, at the age of 18, Wendel turned into a professional gamer playing Quake III Arena. The now professional gamer has won about $450,000 in total from all the professional competitions he has taken part in, mainly from the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL).

His company, Fatal1ty inc., has received numerous product partnerships over the years. Furthermore, he has been featured many times on the top mainstream news publications such as Time, The New York Times, Forbes and the BBC World Service, not forgetting when he appeared on 60 Minutes.

Like all athletes, Wendel has quite the strict training regimen, where he spends about 8 hours or more in a day practicing. He has been very successful on the first-person shooter games, which mainly consists of weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective.

As mentioned earlier, Wendel went pro in 1999, and made his debut in October 1999 at the CPL’s FRAG 3 event, where he finished 3rd in the Quake III Arena tournament.

At the first ever CPL Teamplay World Championships, Wendel and his team clan, Kapitol, competed in tournamnets with Counter-Strike, Call of Duty and Quake III Arena, which they fortunately won. However, most of his successes in gaming have been in one-versus-one deathmatch games such as Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament 2003 and Painkiller.

On the 13th of March, 2003, Wendel was featured on an episode of MTV’s True Life TV series. The episode generally documented his life and how he prepared for the Winter 2002 Unreal Tournament 2003 hosted by the Cyberathlete Professional League.

Wendel was not the only one who appeared on the episode, some of his friends in the professional gaming industry were also featured. They include; Phil “shotgun” Kennedy and Brian “astro” Lewis who are popular in the world of professional gaming.

Wendel was the spokesman for the Championship Gaming Series, which was an international e-sports league based in USA, with teams from other countries. He officially retired from competing in 2008.

After retiring from competition, Wendel started a business, Fatal1ty inc., that basically sells his brand of merchandise, like mouse pads, ‘FAT pads’ etc. After some time, he expanded this into other gaming products through a business partnership with OCZ Technology, Creative Labs, ASRock, Universal Abit, GamerFood and Southern Enterprises Inc.

With these partnerships, Fatal1ty Inc. was now selling motherboards, energy snacks, sound cards, gaming desks, computer mice, head phones and power supplies.

In July 2012, Topps released their 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball set, which also included autographs and worn shirt memorabilia cards of Wendel.

Awards & Achievements

Over the course of his career, Wendel has won a total of 12 world championship titles, 4 player of the year awards from the Cyberathlete Professional League and one with the World Cyber Games.

For the first time ever, Wendel was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by e-sports, in honour of his contributions to video gaming. He does hold a certain spot at the Guinness Book of World Records and was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame in August of 2010.

Net Worth & Salary of Fatal1ty in 2024

Fatal1ty Net Worth
Fatal1ty Net Worth

Wendel one held the record for the most prize money won in all of e-sports until he was surpassed by Lee Jaedong, a Korean StarCraft player near the end of 2013.

Wendel was and is still a very successful gamer whose efforts genuinely put e-sports on the map as a legitimate competition. As of July 2024, Wendel currently has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. Most of his net worth comes from the earnings he received from the competitions he won and the products that his company has been able to sell.

Johnathan Wendel is a legend in the world of e-sports. He was part of the initial group that was in love with playing video games and together with his competitors, the sport is now making headlines and getting really popular. His fans will genuinely thank for a long time to come.


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