De welbekende Painkiller speller Stermy heeft dan alsnog een sponsor gevonden. De speler die geregeld in de top eindigde op de World Tour stops heeft bekend gemaakt dat hij zal uitkomen voor het team van Fatal1ty. In dit team speelt naast, uiteraard, Fatal1ty en Stermy ook een 2e Amerikaan, namelijk Zen. Alle 3 komen vanaf zondag uit in de CPL World Tour finals die vanaf aankomende zondag wordt gehouden in New York. Over het joinen van Stermy werd het volgende statement gegeven:
Auravision, Inc., Master Licensor for the Fatal1ty brand, and Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel jointly announced today that Alessandro “stermy” Avallone has signed an agreement to become an F-Player as part of the Free Players Organization (FPO). The 18 year old professional PC video gamer from Genoa , Italy is an emerging global star in the video gaming world. stermy has enhanced his stature this year with strong performances at all nine events while competing in the inaugural CPL World Tour. stermy joins Brian “Zen” Grapatin who has become an integral part of the growing FPO organization. “Auravision and I have been carefully looking for the right opportunity to bring on a quality player with lots of potential and commitment”, said Wendel. “stermy represents the perfect player to join our group.” stermy was equally excited with this new association. “I’ve been an admirer of Fatal1ty and all he’s done for gaming as well as the partnership he’s put together with Auravision”, commented stermy. “This relationship will bring my pro game to the next level and open doors to genuine business opportunities.” This alliance takes effect immediately, in advance of the CPL World Tour Finals, to be held in New York City commencing November 20 th. Fatal1ty, Zen and stermy will all be competing as Free Players for the first prize worth $150,000.