Classic "Tetris" World Championship Happening This Weekend

This weekend, the 10th annual Classic Tetris World Championship will be taking place in Portland, Oregon and will be broadcast live on Twitch. The championships will take place during the Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center from October 18th-20th. Players will face off in the 1989 NES version of the game for a $10k prize pool. It's $20 to enter if you want to give it a shot, but be aware, there are multiple time champions attending to claim the crown again. Such as returning champions Joseph Saelee (2018), Jonas Neubauer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), Harry Hong (2014), European champion Svavar Gunnar Gunnarsson, and Japanese Tetris Grand Master Koryan. Here's the full details below.

Classic "Tetris" World Championship Happening This Weekend
Credit: Tetris

Friday, Oct. 18

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Mini-tournaments
Saturday, Oct. 19
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  NES Qualifying Rounds
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Seeds 17-48 compete in a "Round Zero" to advance to the 32-player tournament bracket Main Event on Sunday
Sunday, Oct. 20
  • 10:30 am – 1:15 pm: Early Qualifying Rounds – Top 32 and Top 16
  • 2:00 pm – 4:55 pm: Qualifying Rounds – Top 8 and Top 4
  • 5:00 pm – 5:40 pm: Final Championship Round – Top 2
  • 5:40 pm – 5:50 pm: Classic Tetris World Championship Award Presentation

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