Classic Tetris World Championship

Sergio And The Holograms Perform Tetris Anthem

Tetris Anthem at the Classic Tetris World Championship

Before the Tetris matches start on the last day of the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC), someone performs the Tetris anthem. Which is the Tetris theme song that everyone is familiar with. Traditionally, everyone stands up right before the anthem is played. After having 7 annual Tetris tournaments, the organizers decided to have an anthem. […]

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CTWC 2024

2024 Classic Tetris World Championship Will Be In Pasadena, California

The 2024 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) will be at the SoCal Retro Gaming Expo in Pasadena, California on June 7-9. In a surprise announcement, the Classic Tetris World Championship has relocated from Portland, Oregon to Pasadena, California. From 2012-2019 and 2022-2023, the tournament was held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in Portland, Oregon. […]

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Fractal holds up the Golden J-Piece Trophy (Jonas Neubauer Trophy)

Fractal Wins The 2023 Classic Tetris World Championship

Fractal wins the 2023 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) in his fourth appearance at the tournament. He made his debut appearance in 2020 where he made the Top 16. Returned in 2021, determined to make the Top 8 only to finish in the Top 16 again. By 2022, he had mastered the Rolling technique and […]

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CTWC Organizers: Adam Cornelius, Vince Clemente, and Trey Harrison

Adam Cornelius and Trey Harrison have retired as organizers of Classic Tetris World Championship

Two of the long-time organizers, Adam Cornelius and Trey Harrison, announced on the CTWC Discord server that they have retired from their roles as CTWC organizers. While Vince Clemente remains involved as the sole organizer. In a Discord post, Adam Cornelius writes: “Hey everybody, we want to share some news: Trey and I are hanging […]

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CTWC 2023 Announcement

2023 Classic Tetris World Championship will have a Super Killscreen

The 2023 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) will be on October 13-15 at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. (Update 10/16/2023: The tournament has finished. Watch all of the matches) The format of the tournament is the same as last year. Players will be given 2 hours to play as many games as they want during […]

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EricICX and Fractal take a Selfie, while holding their trophies.

EricICX Wins The 2022 Classic Tetris World Championship

EricICX wins the 2022 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC), becoming the 5th person to pull off the victory. Eric discovered the CTWC in 2018 after watching videos such as the 2017 Finals. He then started playing Tetris casually in mid-2018 before taking it seriously in late 2019.  From there, he competed at CTWC in 2020 […]

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2019 CTWC Finals

Classic Tetris World Championship Returns To An In-Person Event

The 2022 Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) returns to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. It will be an in-person event on October 14-16. The format for the 2022 CTWC is similar to the 2019 tournament, which was the last in-person event. There will be a qualifying round, with the Top 48 advancing to the playoffs. […]

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Jonas Neubauer Trophy

Jonas Neubauer Trophy Unveiled At The Classic Tetris World Championship

The Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) unveiled the Jonas Neubauer Trophy to honor the Original Tetris Champion. At the beginning of January 2021, Jonas Neubauer had suddenly passed away. Jonas Neubauer Tributes Afterward, tributes came pouring in. Dani Sharkey wrote an amazing piece that details her experience with Jonas as a friend. CTWC organizer, Adam […]

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