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2012 Tetris World Championships at PRGE!
posted by RecycledGamer on 8-28-2012
2012 Tetris World Championships
Come to PRGE for the 2012 Tetris World Champioships
The producers of the Tetris documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters in cooperation with The Tetris Company, NintendoAge and Game Gavel, are bringing their annual Classic Tetris World Championships to the Northwest in 2012 for the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. For the third time the world’s top Tetris players will compete for cash and glory in this nail-biting tournament. The best part? The tournament is open to the public! Bring your best Tetris game down to the Oregon Convention Center on Saturday September 29 for the qualifiers. If you make the cut, you could go up against the Tetris superstars from Ecstasy of Order.
Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters
Ecstasy of Order captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championships. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, right up to the present and Harry Hong’s perfect “Max-Out” score, this documentary expertly chronicles over two decades of Tetris Mastery.
From the Ecstasy of Order web site:
Tetris. We’ve all played it, rotating the pieces (“tetrominoes”) and dropping them in the perfect place, or despairing as we discover a piece won’t fit. You may have even joked about “mastering” the game during a stint of unemployment, or as a child, before you could afford any other Game Boy cartridges. But what about the people who’ve truly mastered Tetris? Where are the Kasparovs and Fischers, the great champions who’ve dedicated their minds to solving its deepest puzzles?
One man made it his mission to find them. In an effort to legitimize Tetris as a pro sport, Tetris super-fan Robin Mihara summoned the greatest Tetris players from around the country to compete in Los Angeles at the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship. Among them are the only players known to have reached the unthinkable perfect ‘max-out’ score on classic Nintendo Tetris: Jonas Neubauer and Harry Hong. Add in the top players for most lines, Ben Mullen and Jesse Kelkar, as well as newcomer Dana Wilcox and modern-day Tetris Grandmaster Alex Kerr, and a storm of Tetris greatness is brewing.
Competitors will play the Nintendo version of Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System set on type A. All qualifying attempts must be started on level 9 or higher. Detailed rules are available on the tournament web site. There is a $10 entry fee to qualify, but you can try as many times as you like! Top prize is $1,000 with second place claiming a $500 prize. There will be 8 NES stations set up in the main hall on Saturday for qualifying attempts.