Tetris 99 Maximus Cup

The 11th Maximus Cup for Nintendo's battle royale game Tetris 99 has just been announced. This time around it's a special Lunar New Year point-stacking challenge. As usual, the players with the most points will receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points.

The event will start on 30th January and runs until 3rd February. Below are the full details:

The event runs from 11 p.m. PT on Jan. 30 and ends at 10:59 p.m. PT on Feb. 3. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members just have to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the contest period. Points will be awarded based on placements during each match, and at the end of the event the top 999 players with the most accumulated event points will each win 999 Gold Points** that can be used to help purchase games in Nintendo eShop.

If you'd rather play Tetris the old-fashioned way, you can always purchase the optional Big Block DLC, which adds several offline modes. There's also a physical version of the game now available that includes all of the DLC and a 12-month subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Will you be participating in this upcoming event? Let us know.