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California win Tetris World Championship, Dethrones 7-time winner

October 22, 2018 Technology 1 Views Joseph Saelee (left) defeated Jonas Neubauer (right) to win the 201 8 Classic Tetris…

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Tetris players, meet Joseph Saelee: the winner of the 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship.

Saelee, 16, nabbed the title in Portland, Ore., During the Portland Retro Gaming Expo on Sunday.

Footage shows the California teen “Dethroning” 7-time winner, Jonas Neubauer.

Saelee beat Neubauer in three games, Kotaku reports, explaining the final was a best-of-five matchup.

Neubauer, 37, had nothing but praise for Saelee.

“The kid played with pure heart, the most clutch Tetris that we’ve seen from anyone,” said Neubauer, according to the gaming site.

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“He just had the ability, had the natural ability, and let it shine as bright as he could in his first tournament.Saelee admitted he had low expectations when he entered the competition.

“I do not know how to feel, “He said, per Kotaku.” I’m still recovering. It’s absolutely a dream. I came to this tournament just to qualify, just to meet all these great people, and to win, that’s just amazing, I do not know what to say. “

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The teenager uses a 1985 Nintendo NES console during his daily practices, which lasts several hours, BBC reports.

It may not be the last esports fans hear of Saelee: the teen said he’s planning to enter the 2019 contest.

“I feel like I could still improve; It’s not just a one-time thing, “he added.

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