Classic Tetris: 2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Rd. 3 - Part 2 - BATFOY/MATT MARTIN + KORYAN/TERRY


Published on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Rd. 3 - Part 2 - BATFOY/MATT MARTIN + KORYAN/TERRY

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In the 1990 Nintendo World Championship competition, Tetris was the game to beat. The winner, Thor Aackerlund, is still seen by many as the best to have ever played. Today’s Classic Tetris tournaments are played on that same version of Nintendo Tetris, using original NES game systems, controllers, and Tetris cartridges. In 2009, a player named Harry Hong became the first to achieve the highest possible score of 999,999 points. Inspired by this achievement, filmmaker Adam Cornelius produced a short film about Harry called “Max-Out”, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to document the world of competitive Tetris. As word of Adam’s Kickstarter campaign spread, rumors of max-out scores from other Tetris Masters began to surface, threatening the supremacy of Harry’s achievement. With the help of Nintendo World Championship veteran Robin Mihara, Adam searched for all of the Tetris Masters he could find. Jonas Neubauer emerged as an early max-out artist, along with the elusive original champ Thor Aackerlund. The idea of bringing these and other NES Tetris Masters together to compete in a live tournament became an obvious and irresistible proposition which was artfully captured in the 2010 feature length documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters. Under the leadership of producer Vince Clemente, The Classic Tetris World Championship is currently held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, an annual event which has hosted the tournament since 2012. Chuck Van Pelt and his organizing committee have built the PRGE into the largest classic gaming expo in the country, drawing around 6,000 attendees. Every year the scores get higher. Rivalries are revisited once again, and new players emerge to challenge the old guard. Over 20 players have maxed out the score now. Will you be the next?


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  • Cédric St-Michel

    Cédric St-Michel

     1 weeks ago

    I could beat Terry with my eyes closed......git gud

  • TN1183


     1 weeks ago

    Can't get enough of this, how do I sign up

  • kevin9794


     2 weeks ago +1

    Don't see any comments saying it so I'll do it props to the interviewer this guy is great.

  • Havreflan


     2 weeks ago

    Koryan, what an absolute cutie

  • Xavier Smiley

    Xavier Smiley

     2 weeks ago +1

    If koyrian could make it to the finals, I feel he could win regardless who he faces

  • Minh Lam

    Minh Lam

     2 weeks ago +1

    Why did batfoy just gave up at 27:20 ??? He could've tried to win and i think he could've

    Edit : unless he cant handle lvl29

  • abobjenkins


     3 weeks ago

    fatboy sabotages himself

  • Mike A

    Mike A

     3 weeks ago +1

    Terry's 8 Tetris's in a row in game 2 was awesome, that totally redeemed him in my eyes.

  • Tamas Ve

    Tamas Ve

     3 weeks ago

    I love this scene <3

  • Daniel Karlsson

    Daniel Karlsson

     3 weeks ago

    Matt plays so smooth. Love it.

  • Andrés Jiménez Ortega

    Andrés Jiménez Ortega

     3 weeks ago +1

    Everyone talking about Batfoy but Matt had great games as well, really cool to see him

  • LeftyThat


     3 weeks ago

    Boom, clonetris for Mattfoy

  • Stella Davis

    Stella Davis

     3 weeks ago +1

    Batfoy is definitely a rising star but don't forget about Allen. He's got a lot of potential for next year too

  • Stella Davis

    Stella Davis

     3 weeks ago

    Psst hey link me that emulator I don't have an NES

  • dlrat


     3 weeks ago

    i hope show the power of veteran s

  • M c B U D D Y

    M c B U D D Y

     3 weeks ago +1

    I love both Batfoy and Matt's playstyles and I really wanted to see them both progress, but I was really rooting for Matt. His style is so clean and when he needs to be aggressive, he can really go in, as see from those center well Tetrises past level 18. But most importantly, I'm always rooting for the underdog, and it was crazy how the 27th seeded player could make it into top 8, so I had to keep rooting for him.

  • უწმინდური მამაო ღორმენ

    უწმინდური მამაო ღორმენ

     3 weeks ago

    why am i not seeing any jeff memes?

  • chimyshark


     3 weeks ago +2

    I love watching Batfoy play, you can see some actual thought occurring it's so smart and so cool to watch, just like Heather's Dr. Mario. I hope he gets second place. I would like him to win, but I don't think he can get past Joseph.

  • stereorich


     3 weeks ago +7

    I'm so glad I found this whole world of competitive Tetris last year. There's something magical about an inherently simple game that can be so complicated and actually take stamina to compete in. Chess can be complicated but you're not dealing with moving pieces within a fraction of a second for minutes on end. I hope this continues to grow and become a major e-sport someday.

  • gairisiuil


     3 weeks ago

    6:11 The game I play mostly, Tetris Online Poland, has 6 previews, although the standard is 3 or 5.