Planet Earth, Meet Your First Classic Tetris World Champion
Posted by James Newton
It's Jonas Neubauer, and he's good
They came, they saw, they rotated and dropped and rotated again. The first-ever Classic Tetris World Championships took place in Los Angeles over the weekend, and 29-year old Jonas Neubauer walked away with the crown, statue and novelty-sized cheque.
Beating over 200 players under the watchful eye of former Nintendo World Champion Robin Mihara and creator Alexey Pajitnov, Jonas grabbed himself $1,000 in prize money and the knowledge that he drops blocks better than anyone on the planet who turned up to compete. Here's a video of Jonas doing his thing last year: it's small wonder he trumped the competition with skills like this.