TETRIS fans are in luck, as Nintendo gets a new competitive tournament underway for Tetris 99.
The completely leftfield Battle Royale take on Tetris, dubbed Tetris 99 has surprised quite a few with it’s unique spin on the last man standing genre.
But then again, it is derived from Tetris in its purest form, and Tetis is one of the best games ever made at the end of the day.
For those who might have missed the original game announcement last month, Tetris 99 effectively pits you against 98 other players (Battle Royale style) and in essence the better you do, the more misery you heap on the grids of the other players
The only issue is that players thirst for that next level of competitive action has been building to a point that couldn’t be curbed any longer.
So Nintendo has answered players prayers (somewhat) with the very first Tetris 99 Tournament.
Nintendo has coined the special online event the ‘Tetris 99 Grand Prix’ and officially it started yesterday, at 14:00 CET on Friday 8th March.
Don’t worry you’ve not missed out, it’s running until 07:59 CET on Monday 11th March.
“Players who come out on top in a match during this period will be in with a chance of winning 999 Gold Points, worth €9.99 in Nintendo eShop,” a Nintendo Press release explained.
For those trying to understand, yes, that’s the correct value of Gold points. In essence, every Gold Point is worth a penny on the Nintendo Switch eShop
The winners will be selected at random, but to be in contention, you need to finish as least one game in first place, during the event.
Keep reading to see some of the more important T&C’s
Tetris 99 Grand Prix Rules
The Tetris® 99 Grand Prix is an online competition held within the Nintendo Switch software title Tetris® 99, and is operated by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, Herriotstr. 4, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (below referred to as “Nintendo”).
Time frame & region
The event takes place during the period of 8 March, 14:00 to 11 March, 08:00 (CET), and is available to residents of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Residents of Italy are excluded from participation in this competition, however a separate competition under the same name is held exclusively for Italy during the same period. Details of that event can be found here.
To participate in the competition, consumers need to have a Nintendo Account with a country/region setting of any country the event is available in. The Nintendo Account must have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. No distinction is made by the type of subscription, whether any type of paid subscription or free trial. Further, the consumer must use their Nintendo Account to participate in Tetris® 99 online matches during the event period. Tetris® 99 is free to download, and only available on Nintendo Switch.
Winners & prizes
Out of all participants that finish at least one match of Tetris® 99 in first position (“Tetris Maximus”) during the event, 999 can win a prize of 999 My Nintendo Gold Points each, delivered to their Nintendo Account. The number of Tetris Maximus wins achieved has no influence on the chance of winning a prize. If more than 999 participants achieve a Tetris Maximus win, winners will be determined by random draw. If less than 999 participants achieve a Tetris Maximus win within the period, the number of winners will be reduced accordingly.