Classic Tetris: 2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Semifinal 2 - KORYAN vs. BATFOY


Published on: Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Semifinal 2 - KORYAN vs. BATFOY

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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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  • Mavil


     2 days ago

    Fuck that game 2 was intense... Koryan was amazingly good on returning from costly mistakes

  • Christian Alexander

    Christian Alexander

     4 days ago

    Man plays tetris with eyes closed. Respect.

  • 얼굴포카칩


     5 days ago

    한국인이 나가면 다 우승할듯

  • erre4


     6 days ago

    Did koryan go to swimming pool?

  • Bo C

    Bo C

     1 weeks ago

    Koryan sounds like a Pokemon

  • alvin ware

    alvin ware

     1 weeks ago

    deep nerds

  • ShoRyuBarbie


     1 weeks ago

    Damn, it took me a while before I got Batfoy's name.

  • Skrimpish


     1 weeks ago

    These are great at 1.5x speed

  • GadgetCutTuber


     1 weeks ago

    If batfoy looked at the camera even once and said tonight is your last day, I would have def shit myself 😂

  • MissMiia


     1 weeks ago

    Lots of new players! Nice.

  • Antplays DDO

    Antplays DDO

     1 weeks ago

    Okay.... So , I was really bad at Tetris...

  • Peter Piper

    Peter Piper

     1 weeks ago

    What is a hyper tapper?

  • IronTomato


     1 weeks ago +1

    This man is the deffinition of grandmaster

  • SuperChickenBurgers


     1 weeks ago +1

    batfoy looks like a lil innocent puppy

  • Big Smoke

    Big Smoke

     1 weeks ago +3

    me: gets excited and starts playing tetris
    me 5 mins later: Not even a single clean line

  • Franky a

    Franky a

     1 weeks ago

    Koryan sweating his ass off every match lol

  • 7


     1 weeks ago

    Isnt batfoy just an anagram for fatboy?

  • Adam Slater

    Adam Slater

     1 weeks ago

    What is hyper-tapping?

  • fjvideo


     2 weeks ago

    Your presentation makes this boring. When I pitched the Tetris world championships, my vision was a lot more exciting than this. You need help - bring in the Grandfather of Competitive Video Games.

  • Smellfish


     2 weeks ago

    Gotta love how (when using headpones) the sounds of the right screen comes from the right earphone and the right from the right!