Classic Tetris: 2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Semifinal 1 - JOSEPH vs. DAN QZ


Published on: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 CTWC Classic Tetris Semifinal 1 - JOSEPH vs. DAN QZ

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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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  • Bryan Ganz

    Bryan Ganz

     9 hours ago

    One guy in the crowd "I have"

  • crocodile on a fence

    crocodile on a fence

     5 days ago

    Can we get a ‘boom Tetris for Joseph’ count?

  • Adiel Rum

    Adiel Rum

     6 days ago

    Bro didnt know Faker play tetris lol

  • all beez

    all beez

     6 days ago

    Tetris Gems Super Combo 547,156 New World Record!!!

  • Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

     6 days ago

    You think Tetris is your merely adopted cartridge gaming
    I was born into it moulded by it
    I didn't see instant loading until I was already a man then it was nothing to me but amazing

  • rama rara

    rama rara

     1 weeks ago

    Keren beud. Latihannya gimana ya ini.. sampe pusing 7 keliling

  • moses woo

    moses woo

     1 weeks ago

    @9:52 Joseph made the face cuz he foresees a potential perfect clear

  • Yasmin Awada

    Yasmin Awada

     1 weeks ago

    Joseph is so cute hahaha thankfully he seems way more comfortable than last year.

  • Cyfex


     1 weeks ago +1

    That synchronised laughter in 14:40

  • Cory Galovich

    Cory Galovich

     1 weeks ago

    Is that Eddie bravo commentating ?

  • Scrimjaw


     1 weeks ago +2

    Would love to get eye tracking on these sometimes, just to see what they players are looking at during the games.

  • Javier Ofc J

    Javier Ofc J

     1 weeks ago +1

    Alright, its 3 times YouTube recommend this ever in my life. Let's go !

  • Zorro 123

    Zorro 123

     1 weeks ago

    Great sportsmanship from young people. Well done men!!!!

  • Salwyngaming


     1 weeks ago +2

    Absolutely amazing how Joseph is practically spectating DanQZ while playing in the 3rd game, he's enjoying all the drama on the other screen while still winning pulling 75% tetris rate. what a beast...

  • Alin Sav

    Alin Sav

     1 weeks ago

    Game ends at 25:00 .... no one nothing til 44:00

  • Kelso


     1 weeks ago

    what kind of prick mentions pokeman after a stallone movie reference.... over the top!!!

  • Dusty888 Meß

    Dusty888 Meß

     1 weeks ago +1

    I sadly missed this years Tetris worldchampionships. Do you know what is with Jonas this years? Wasnt He playing?

  • Shakeem Brown

    Shakeem Brown

     1 weeks ago

    Not gonna lie I want Dan's mass effect hoodie and hat. Lol it's fire.

  • Jordan Fedorkevich

    Jordan Fedorkevich

     1 weeks ago +1

    I like GTA better

  • Alan Enriquez

    Alan Enriquez

     1 weeks ago

    Yo solo miraba al de la derecha nose xq.