How fast can you Tetris ? 16-year-old gamer Joseph Saelee has defeated Tetris world champion Jonas Neubauer to take the…
How fast can you Tetris ? 16-year-old gamer Joseph Saelee has defeated Tetris world champion Jonas Neubauer to take the official crown, reports Kotaku
World Cup Tetris was invigorated at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in the Oregon Convention Center on Sunday.
The game on the table? Same version of Nintendo Tetris used since the 1990 Nintendo World Championship competition.
The players bring their own standard-modified NES controllers and can often use a technique called “hypertapping”, as the publisher explains that knocking the D-pad constantly instead of holding it down. Not all players use this, but the new king of Tetris Saelee, does.
Also in the final was Japanese Tetris champion Koryan and former world champion Harry Hong, who 2009 became the first to achieve the highest possible value of 999,999 points.
We’ve posted the whole finale right down below, but if you want to go over to the end, Saelee is in his winning round against seven times world champion Neubauer (it’s in two parts):
These are fast fast-paced things from both players. Here is the last moment when we get a shining new Tetris world champion.
Of course, the audience was quite crazy about this kid who defeated a long-standing legend.
Booking on Twitter, the Tetris Championship pointed out a fun facts about the new world champion, making you feel extremely old and unsatisfied.
If you want more speed Tetris wizard, here is the complete final, starting around the 10-minute mark. The comment is A +.