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iD Gaming Academy Presents Camp Fatal1ty

iD Gaming Academy Presents Camp Fatal1ty

Fatal1ty is ready to teach to teach you how to be Pro.

Some of us will no doubt have spent our summers of youth away at summer camp, a place where you learnt how to abseil, ride quad bikes and had that first summer romance with a girl from Surrey called Amanda - or was that just me?

However, for those teens who shiver with the thought of outdoor activity, and would rather spend the summer fragging n00bs than paddling canoes, iD Gaming Academy has announced Camp Fatal1ty, a summer camp where you'll learn to play UT3 like a pro, with the help of noted professional gamer, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.

"We are excited and honoured to partner with Johnathan on this new initiative. With this new collaborative offering, we continue to provide cutting-edge instruction to our teen gaming students. Professional gaming is a fast growing profession,”
said Pete Ingram Cauchi, president and CEO of iD Tech Camps.

Over two weeks teens will be taught advanced strategies and tactics developed and used by pro gamers, as well as how to build highlight video reels to show off their newly acquired mad gaming skills. However, Fatal1ty won't be in attendance himself, and is only a consultant in designing the two week skill building program,with as yet unnamed pro gamers being brought in to teach

Such summer camps are commonplace in the US for mainstream sports, and many professional athletes have founded similar academies, but this is the first such camp we've heard of specialising in professional gaming skills. Could this be indicative of pro gaming becoming a more mainstream and acceptable past time, or is it another instance of unnecessary Fatal1ty branding? Either way, let us know in the forums!

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DougEdey 13th June 2008, 13:57 Quote
All I got from the title was that Fatal1ty has admitted he's a camp twerp and has finally come out of the closet...
Bauul 13th June 2008, 14:05 Quote
And read slightly too quickly (as I did), the sub-title 'Summer loving, having a frag' supports this...
Jokkocze 13th June 2008, 14:24 Quote
Eeew..
Baz 13th June 2008, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
And read slightly too quickly (as I did), the sub-title 'Summer loving, having a frag' supports this...

actual lols
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 15:03 Quote
The only thing which could make Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel worse is if I met him.
p3n 13th June 2008, 15:04 Quote
Fatal1ty is ready to teach to teach you how to be Pro.

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sotu1 13th June 2008, 15:20 Quote
haha, camp wendel....he really does look like a 16 year old geek in that pic doesn't he?

i'm guessin this isn't the same id that gave us doom right?
liratheal 13th June 2008, 15:30 Quote
"You can't beat me, I went to camp Fatal1ty!"
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 15:38 Quote
Really respectable extra-curriclar activities there. I'm sure that the 5 kids who attend will be far more likely to get into Uni.
Mentai 13th June 2008, 16:02 Quote
Only the most arrogant and annoying 12yo boys will want to go. It'll be nightmarish D:
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 16:14 Quote
I wonder if they play entirely over LAN.. or if we'll get the chance to meet them and crush their little 10 year old dreams.

Maybe they'll even have their own little clan tags..

[-:Fatal1ty Camp:-]
Passarinhuu 13th June 2008, 16:52 Quote
w00t! campers!!!
FeRaL 13th June 2008, 17:33 Quote
Have any of you actually head Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel speak. It's horrible... A local radio station had him on for an interview about a year and a half ago, and he sounded like Stan's sister from South Park. I couldn't imagine having to sit there and listen to him if he was actually teaching.
Bluephoenix 13th June 2008, 17:49 Quote
he popped by our BF2 server once, on the opposite team to the one my clan was teaming on at the time.


our main admin personally owned him, and the rest of us put in a teabag for good measure.
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 17:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bluephoenix
he popped by our BF2 server once, on the opposite team to the one my clan was teaming on at the time.


our main admin personally owned him, and the rest of us put in a teabag for good measure.

Why the hell is he pro then?
Bluephoenix 13th June 2008, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Why the hell is he pro then?

no idea

I know that skill sometimes doesn't translate between games.

someone who is great at BF2 I/O might suck at COD4, and most other game to game comparisons also fit that rule.
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bluephoenix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Why the hell is he pro then?

no idea

I know that skill sometimes doesn't translate between games.

someone who is great at BF2 I/O might suck at COD4, and most other game to game comparisons also fit that rule.

Still... The most famous pro gamer in the world getting his ass owned and tea-bagged in BF2 is pretty damn funny.
kosch 13th June 2008, 18:17 Quote
I can just imagine in the morning they have practice sessions (sort of like what the Japanese corporations do) with everyone in the courtyard shouting catchphrases "you got pwned noob" "time to kick ass and chew bubblegum..." and then once they are all fired up they go skipping into the training rooms to get their mad skillz
GoodBytes 13th June 2008, 18:25 Quote
Oh dam my hand is bleeding!
The second I saw his picture I punch the picture and broke my CRT tube.


....sorry....
chicorasia 13th June 2008, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Passarinhuu
w00t! campers!!!

LOL

It sure gives "camper" a whole new meaning...
Kipman725 13th June 2008, 19:15 Quote
hmm could be fun you know, 2 weeks of lan games. However if mr wendel decides to turn up...
Drexial 13th June 2008, 19:45 Quote
damn camping n00bs
LeMaltor 13th June 2008, 19:55 Quote
I've just signed up, see you all there.
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 19:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
I've just signed up, see you all there.

LOL
scarrmrcc 13th June 2008, 19:59 Quote
i can see the classes now...

teabagging 101
crying like a little girl, when you don't win 101
router hacks
talking smack
and for english classes:
1337 5p34k !!!!!1!!!!0!!!!!eleventyon1!!!
GigantoR 13th June 2008, 20:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Still... The most famous pro gamer in the world getting his ass owned and tea-bagged in BF2 is pretty damn funny.

I hope I never have to play against your admin...lol

I'll never understand the Fatality hate.

I've seen Fatal1ty at QuakeCon. Watched first person as he absolutely destroyed 99% of the people he played in Quake4 DeathMatch. Even guys that were ranked on ladders and winning tournaments were getting obliterated. Plus, after all his PR stuff, he was down in the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) section walking around and checking out the custom computers. Some guy had a huge MAME video game console he had made and they were playing Mortal Kombat 1. Fatality was on a streak of 27-0 when I walked over to watch. He was still performing fatalities (imagine that lol) and special moves for every character. The guy is freakin good at what he does

If Zalman and ABIT and Creative came to you and said they wanted to make you a brand name, would you turn them down? Hell no! Plus, he's actually a nice guy and pretty cool to talk to.
Timmy_the_tortoise 13th June 2008, 21:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GigantoR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Still... The most famous pro gamer in the world getting his ass owned and tea-bagged in BF2 is pretty damn funny.

I hope I never have to play against your admin...lol

I'll never understand the Fatality hate.

I've seen Fatal1ty at QuakeCon. Watched first person as he absolutely destroyed 99% of the people he played in Quake4 DeathMatch. Even guys that were ranked on ladders and winning tournaments were getting obliterated. Plus, after all his PR stuff, he was down in the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) section walking around and checking out the custom computers. Some guy had a huge MAME video game console he had made and they were playing Mortal Kombat 1. Fatality was on a streak of 27-0 when I walked over to watch. He was still performing fatalities (imagine that lol) and special moves for every character. The guy is freakin good at what he does

If Zalman and ABIT and Creative came to you and said they wanted to make you a brand name, would you turn them down? Hell no! Plus, he's actually a nice guy and pretty cool to talk to.

I might not turn them down, but I'd make sure the products they make are good..
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JONATHAN !!!!!!!!!!


the only thing I would like to learn from a pro gamer is how to concentrate and stay focused and calm. As for the rest, I believe I have enough skills already to beat most of the people I play with (FPS games). I am not the best, but when I play over 90% of my capacity, I am satisfied :)
Andy Mc 13th June 2008, 22:35 Quote
the sooner this kid disappears to obscurity the better. I'm sick of all the crap merchandise with his name on that is doing the rounds...
CowBlazed 13th June 2008, 23:17 Quote
Someone playing TF2 with his name a fatality it does not make.
LeMaltor 13th June 2008, 23:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GigantoR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timmy_the_tortoise
Still... The most famous pro gamer in the world getting his ass owned and tea-bagged in BF2 is pretty damn funny.

I hope I never have to play against your admin...lol

I'll never understand the Fatality hate.

I've seen Fatal1ty at QuakeCon. Watched first person as he absolutely destroyed 99% of the people he played in Quake4 DeathMatch. Even guys that were ranked on ladders and winning tournaments were getting obliterated. Plus, after all his PR stuff, he was down in the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) section walking around and checking out the custom computers. Some guy had a huge MAME video game console he had made and they were playing Mortal Kombat 1. Fatality was on a streak of 27-0 when I walked over to watch. He was still performing fatalities (imagine that lol) and special moves for every character. The guy is freakin good at what he does

If Zalman and ABIT and Creative came to you and said they wanted to make you a brand name, would you turn them down? Hell no! Plus, he's actually a nice guy and pretty cool to talk to.

It's lame, cashing in on kids (I assume nobody over the age of 12 would go? :X (and the idiots that buy shoddy (average, not good enough, whatever) products with his name on)) who really should be doing something better at a camp than playing video games. Adventure stuff, real sport, sticking flutes in places, this is especially true of the little fat geeks who will probably go. Is there that much to teach them anyway? Aim, move, duck, jump, spend all your waking life playing and you too could be as awesome as Johnathan.

Yeah he maybe damn good at video games, lots of people are when they put in the practice (plus natural talent), he just appears to be more photographic than the usual geeks, big thick glasses, long/weird hair styles on head and face, weight issues, and don't anyone try and argue this isn't the case, attend a few big lans and look around lol, it's not a bad thing but it's harder to put their names and faces on stuff and sell it (I would imagine) :)
haggisathome 14th June 2008, 00:12 Quote
ghys ... that is a quality bit of pic :clap


i have to agree its good but bad ... for those who will stump up the cash .... the bandwagon has hit town in a big way !!!!!

i would say its Fatal1ty branding with a hardon !!!!
xaxaz 14th June 2008, 02:37 Quote
"Pro Gamers" make me angry, lol.
Gunsmith 14th June 2008, 19:01 Quote
theres only one good thing about tw@l1ty branded hardware. its easy to avoid.
Timmy_the_tortoise 16th June 2008, 17:01 Quote
Presumably many of the lessons will be on learning how to make your own aimbots and wall hacks.
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