Originally Posted by NamelessMC
First of all- To anyone saying Fatal1ty is a pioneer, you're DEAD WRONG. My boy Dennis Fong was. Rep to the guy up top that mentioned him. I met him in Irvine and was cool with him for a few. He went to school with my friend's older brother.
He played a Quake 3 Tournament here in California and he won John Carmack's Ferrari. Just adding details to what someone said up top. John Carmack said he would meet, shake the hand and give his Ferrari to whoever won that tournament. Dennis SMOKED the other guy, and it had preliminaries and everything, so he pretty much destroyed a guy that went through as many brackets as him. He was a railgun headshot specialist. The other guy even had a negative score because Dennis shot him off a platform. It's really hard to pull stunts like that on a pro.
Dennis Fong was what Fatal1ty can only dream of being. Fatal1ty's good, but he's no pioneer. He's like what Lebron James is to Michael Jordon. Michael Jordon didn't make as much money in advertising as Lebron James has, does that mean LJ is a better basketball player than him? Hell freakin' no. MJ was here first, revolutionized basketball and gave pro ball its mark. Dennis Fong did the same thing, that's why VETERAN gamers know his name.
The only reason. The ONLY reason Fatal1ty is making this much money, is because of Google/Youtube videos. He beat a German pro gamer at some FPS game I never even heard of and everyone was going ape crap over him because the video was all over. But don't dare call him the first pro gamer. He wasn't. He's just the first to mix it with marketing, but since when is that a major accomplishment?
He's the pioneer of nothing. Not pro gaming and not marketing, so yes, he's over-rated. The only reason you guys only know about him and not Dennis Fong is because you guys are young and weren't around gaming back when Dennis was winning.
And what's with everyone calling people haters? What are you, one of Fatal1ty's girlfriends or his mom? People have a right to their opinion and he really is over-rated. He's not good at anything but FPS games. Put him in the room with a veteran Madden gamer, a veteran Korean Starcraft gamer, a veteran MMO guild member in PVP or a GT guru in Gran Turismo.
Why should we respect someone who just looked for another way to rip off newbie computer hardware enthusiasts? Tell me, if I made a Jack Bauer edition of 8800GTX cards that was $75 more than a regular GTX and used the exact same core speed/memory clock and just had a sticker of Kiefer Sutherland on it, would you really idolize me? Or Kiefer Sutherland? Jokes aside, no, you wouldn't. You'd be angry that I'm throwing a product out there to trick people into thinking it's more enthusiast quality than regular products.
Honestly, what you guys are saying about Fatal1ty, completely contradicts the reason for forums like this to exist and people like us to discuss hardware. We're supposed to find the rip-offs on the market and black ball them, you guys are commending them and calling the maker and advertiser of them a hero/pioneer?
Yeah, we should commend the Nvidia Engineer that came up with the FX series while we're at it. Why don't we go by the guy's house that came up with the 8800 Ultra and give him a Thank You cake while we're at it? Hey, now that I think about it, we owe Zalman a "Good Job" card for the Fatal1ty case that's $150 more than the regular one.
All Fatal1ty products are are regular versions of the product with his name on it and a 10-15% mark up. I can't even believe you guys are idolizing this guy and criticizing people that know what he really is. What has this forum come to?