THE WINNER OF THE 8TH ANNUAL CLASSIC TETRIS® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS...
PORTLAND, Oct. 22, 2017 – After two days of intense Tetris battles by more than 100 players from around the world, 7-time champion Jonas Neubauer, of Redondo Beach, CA, claimed the top of the leaderboard at the 8th annual Classic Tetris® World Championship (CTWC), held this weekend at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center.
CTWC is the ultimate pursuit for Tetris champ bragging rights. Created by avid fans of the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) version of the game, CTWC has become a can’t miss event for the most skilled Tetris players who come from across the United States, and as far as Europe, Australia and Asia, for a chance to compete against fellow Tetris players, and many long-earned rivals, in round after round of Tetris on the original NES.
This year’s competitors included returning champions Jonas Neubauer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016) and Harry Hong (2014), European champion Jani Herlevi, Japanese Tetris Grand Master Koryan, and many other players featured in the award-winning documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.
The event consisted of two days of qualifying rounds and a final 32-bracket seeded tournament, which took place today and was kicked off by Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, who addressed the competitors and crowd in a personal video message. Overall, the event drew more than 4,600 spectators onsite and online.
As the winner, Neubauer was awarded $1,000 in prize money and the coveted CTWC trophy. Second place winner, Alex Kerr, of Sunnyvale, CA, was awarded $500.
- Finals tournament live stream capture, available at: https://www.twitch.tv/classictetris
- Event images and logos available at: CTWC 2017
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About the Tetris® Brand:
The Tetris® brand is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. For over 30 years, the brand has been loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures. Billions of Tetris games are played online every year, and over 500 million Tetris mobile games have been downloaded to date.
Working with Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony/GSN Games and many other licensing partners, the Tetris franchise continues to be one of the most widely recognized video game brands of all time. Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide, and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. For the latest information about the Tetris brand and Tetris products, please visit www.tetris.com.