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2015 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

The 2015 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) was the 6th annual tournament. It became the first tournament to feature the “Treyvision” display which drastically improved the viewing experience for the audience. Mainly by recording the game’s standard definition (SD) display and converting it to high definition (HD). I write more about this when talking about […]

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2014 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

The 2014 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) was the 5th annual tournament. Buzzfeed did a documentary on this tournament, specifically focusing on Tetris competitor, Eli Markstrom. There will be more footage in the future when the Best of Five documentary comes out. For now, the only publicly available match is the Finals. 2014 CTWC Timestamps […]

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2013 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

The 2013 Classic Tetris World Championship was the 4th annual tournament. The format remained the same as last year. With the usual 32-player tournament bracket. This was the first year to introduce the iconic T-Piece trophy. The winner got the Golden trophy, while the 2nd place finisher (Finalist) got the Silver trophy. Just like last […]

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2012 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

In 2012, the Classic Tetris World Championship had a permanent venue which was the Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE). This was a fitting venue since the tournament appealed to the expo’s target audience. With the venue taken care of, the organizers were able to expand the tournament bracket from 8-players to 32-players. They even had […]

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2011 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

The tournament was held at USC, in a nearly empty auditorium. The organizers lost a lot of money from the event and put the tournament in danger of becoming extinct. I wrote about the aftermath of this tournament in a previous article. Surprisingly, footage of the entire tournament exist. For years, most of the Classic […]

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2010 Classic Tetris World Championship: Timestamps

The documentary, Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, showcases the beginning of the tournament. It is free to watch on Tubi. To see the beginning of the tournament qualifying rounds, skip to 1:04:10. For the matches, skip to 1:11:39. A must watch for anyone that is a fan of the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC). […]

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