7th Annual Classic Tetris® World Championship Winner Revealed
October 24, 2016 — Portland — This past weekend, six-time champion Jonas Neubauer of Los Angeles, CA, prevailed as the winner of the 7th Annual Classic Tetris® World Championship (CTWC), held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center.
The CTWC is an annual event organized by avid fans of the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) version of the game, and is considered one of the top Tetris competitions in the world. Gamers from around the globe, including the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, travel to the Portland event for a chance to battle one another in round after round of Tetris on the original NES.
This year’s event drew 57 players, who competed for a chance to take top honors. Those taking the challenge included returning champions Neubauer and Harry Hong (2014), and southern qualifier winner Jake Stein, European champion Jani Herlevi, Japanese Tetris Grand Master Koryan, and many other players featured in the award-winning Tetris documentary “Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.”
Contestants competed in two days of qualifying rounds and a final 32-bracket seeded tournament on Sunday, Oct. 23, which drew more than 2,500 spectators onsite and online. In addition to Neubauer, who has been competing in and winning world-class level Tetris tournaments for many years, and who received $1,000 in prize money and took home the championship trophy, Jeff Moore, of Las Vegas, NV, took second place and was awarded $500.
Further event information is available at http://tetrischampionship.com/. A live stream capture of the finals tournament on Oct. 23 is available at https://www.twitch.tv/classictetris. Images for download, available at CTWC 2016.
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