The battle royale puzzle game Tetris 99 will be hosting its second Maximus Cup in North America this weekend from 12th April through to 14th April. This time the contest is slightly different from the first one, as you won't have to win to score points. All you have to do is place as high as you can. Here's the description from the official PR:
The Tetris® 99 MAXIMUS CUP is back ... and players of all skill levels can join in on the fun! From April 12 at 6 a.m. PT through April 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT, just start playing the game to enter. The Tetris 99 2nd MAXIMUS CUP is different than the first one, as you don't have to win first place to score points. Even if you place high during matches, but don't win, you could still come out on top. The higher you place at the end of each match, the more points you earn, with every 100 points counting as a TETRIS MAXIMUS.
On 28th April, the top 999 players with the most points will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. If you participate in the event, you could earn enough points to download some new games from the eShop on the Switch.
A similar second event has also now been announced for Europe.
What do you think about changes to this competition? Will you be participating? Tell us down in the comments.
I recently hit 3rd place for the first time a couple days ago. I was pretty pleased by that. But if that's the best I can do, no way I could even dream of winning this. XD
I have won a couple of times, but I feel its getting harder as time passes and more people become better at it.
Lately I barely reach the top 10.
I like the change up to the entry criteria for this one. From a pure numbers standpoint, it doesn’t change too much. But it gives a little sliver of hope to folks that don’t often hit top 3.
I’m out though, my highest has been 32. And I’m quite sure that my pharmacy won’t take eShop credit to refill my scrip. 😂
I still don't really understand this game. Seems like Tetris with huge RNG.
Great rule change, as it makes the competition feel more accessible to those of us who don't often come in first place (I've only managed that once, although I do score highly most of the time).
Pleased with the rule change.
Is there going to be a way to view accumulated points vs. others? Doesn't seem worth the effort if you just get points and hope it's enough to place.
@Trajan ...Pretty much. One time I got into 6th place, it's pretty much random. Sometimes I'll do decently well, other times every single person out there targets me and I lose instantly. lol
I played the other day and just got hammered within ten seconds, like an all out attack, another time i can break the top 20 regularly. It's very odd how it pans out. If you get attacked by multiple players it down't matter how good you are you cannot defend that.
I'd have to be playing for a solid 48 hours and even then probably wouldn't stand a chance lol
Nope. The sharks are hungry and I am but a lowly chum.
Anyone know if this is going on in the UK?
I hope they have a competition going for Europe as well, I'm eager to give it a go.
Those rules don't sound much better. They essentially give the prizes to whoever is willing to play Tetris 99 for 48 hours straight.
And better rules. Every 100 points gets you one entry into the draw.
what's the point of this rule change? I thought the goal of playing such a game is winning? jeebus...
@SonOfVon Given winning is often chaotic and random, anything that rewards showing at least some skill has to be welcomed.
As opposed to whoever gets the most wins, this will reward whoever is the most consistent and longest playing.
It's conceivable that someone who plays enough and finishes at fairly high places could still win, even if they never actually finish in first place for any individual game.
I prefer the EU competition though where every 100 points is an entry into a prize draw, as opposed to seeing who can score the most points overall.
That competition means someone can keep playing and get a chance to win, but it still favours the most skilled and active players who can consistently finish high or first. It just doesn't exclude the less skilled players.
So someone like me who can rank high but not win would have a shot this time. It's still a long shot as I don't always finish high, but I do feel better about trying this time. I just wonder if people who play more (and finish high) have better odds as I won't be able to play all weekend.
Only 700 coins away from Cuphead... I'm in!
Considering placing lower gives you more time to play more games, this is basically only a competition of the 999 people with the most time to play Tetris this weekend. I'm in!
Nah, placing anywhere lower than 30th only rewards 2 or 5 points.
You need to survive to the end of the game to get 20, 30, 50, or 100 points and make actual progress.
I finished my stake with 3305 points.
@RupeeClock Yeah, I'm glad it wasn't like 1 point per player you finish ahead of or something, because then it wouldn't have rewarded skill. I got 10,045 points off 77 wins.
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