Johnathan Wendel, 24, from Kansas City, Mo. captured the Cyberathlete Professional League World Tour Grand Finals prize on Tuesday, beating out fnatic.Vo0 (otherwise known as Sander Kaasjager from the Netherlands) for the prestigious gaming title.
“It took a lot of practice coming into this tournament, training about eight hours a day for the last two to three weeks,” Wendel said after the event. “To win $150,000 playing a video game – that’s the best.”
Fatal1ty was the underdog coming into the final Painkiller match, but managed to best fnatic.Vo0 2-0 for the prize. The second place Kaasjager took home $100,000 and Intel’s MVP prize.
The CPL is the longest running organization of its kind, and is planning on changing formats to Quake 4 next year.