Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 20, 2021
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  9th Annual Classic Tetris World Championship, 10/20-21 in Portland
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]





WHAT:               Will Jonas Neubauer once again hold on to his 7-time Tetris champion title? From across North America, Europe and Asia, players are preparing to partake in one of the most heated Tetris battles in the world of video games - the annual Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC).  On Oct. 20 and 21 in Portland, OR, the 9th annual CTWC, organized by avid fans of the 1989 NES version of the game, comes to the Oregon Convention Center during the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. 2018 competitors will include: returning champions Jonas Neubauer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and Harry Hong (2014), European champion Svavar Gunnar Gunnarsson, Japanese Tetris Grand Master Koryan, and many other players featured in the award-winning documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.


Entry fee for the CTWC is $20. Entrants can make as many qualifying attempts as time permits. A smaller tournament – Tetris: The Grandmaster - will also take place on Saturday, Oct. 20.  For details, prizing and rules for all tournaments, please visit


CTWC to also include:


WHERE:             Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center

                           777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon


The CTWC finals will be livestreamed on Sunday, Oct. 21 at



SCHEDULE:           Saturday, Oct. 20

  • 10:00 am – 3:45 pm:  Qualifying rounds for Classic Tetris World Championship 
  • 4 pm: Seeds 25-40 will compete in a “Round Zero” to advance to the 32-player tournament bracket Main Event on Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Classic Tetris World Championship Tournament Early Rounds
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Classic Tetris World Championship Top 8
  • A five-round, 32-bracket seeded tournament tree featuring the top 32 qualifying scores.
  • 4:30 pm: Classic Tetris World Championship Award Presentation


CONTACT:           For CTWC: Vince Clemente, cell: 773-456-7159, [email protected]

For the Tetris brand: Andrea Piotraszewski, cell: 206-910-7606, [email protected]


About the CTWC

To learn more, visit, and follow on Twitter (@TheCTWC) and Facebook (


About the Tetris® Brand

The Tetris® brand is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. Now entering its 35th anniversary year, the brand continues to be loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures. Billions of Tetris games are played online every year, and over 500 million Tetris mobile games have been downloaded to date. The Tetris brand’s global licensee network includes major video game publishers, including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, and Sony/GSN Games, as well as many partners in electronics, toys, apparel, lifestyle goods, entertainment and more. Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide, and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. For the latest information about the Tetris brand and Tetris products, please visit


Become a fan of Tetris on Facebook ( and follow Tetris on Twitter (@Tetris_Official) and Instagram (@Tetris_Official).


#  #  #