Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. Participating in the annual competition since its debut in 2010, Jonas has only lost two championships in his career. Following two days of intense competition, returning 2018 champion Joseph Saelee, of California, out bested opponents for the win at the annual event which took place this weekend at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center. Shacknews: Are you surprised at the level of competition this year? Join 1,071,151 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. "Sickeningly for most of us, this means that Saelee has just become the world champion of a game released 13 years before he was even born". Sickeningly for most of us, this means that Saelee has just become the world champion of a game released 13 years before he was even born, and he certainly took the crown in style. L'Américain Joseph Saelee, âgé de seulement 16 ans, est parvenu à ravir le titre de champion du monde de Tetris à son compatriote Jonas Neubauer dimanche. How long have you been playing? Don't worry! I need to check out the match. Expected the experiences players getting beat by newcomers as the times go by. Saelee, 16, nabbed the title in Portland, Ore., during the … Harry Hong, the 2014 CTWC champion, was the tournament's first victor. An original NES Tetris cartridge played at the CTWC, and signed by all three champs (Harry, Jonas, and Joseph). Tetris is timeless enough that it will outlive us all. The problem with major leagues for sports and gaming is that the younger guys will beat the old guys because they are getting older. Guide: Last Minute Christmas Games For Your Nintendo Switch. As the 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship rolls on, 17-year-old Tetris prodigy and defending world champion Joseph Saelee took some time … The competition is so great. Saelee: It's grown so much. Only if we can pit them against each other at their prime age then we can say who is the best once for all. Did you feel nervous at all after reaching the finals last year? It's a different vibe. Twitch There's a new world champion of "Tetris": 16-year-old Joseph Saelee took the crown over the past weekend. How dare them be the best at games invented decades to centuries before any of us were born! The Classic Tetris World Championship 2019 tournament has now concluded, with last year's winner Joseph Saelee retaining his title and receiving the … He’d much rather just have a night in with Mario Kart and a pizza, and we can’t say we blame him. Working for somebody younger than you, &2. working for somebody of the opposite sex. "Sickeningly for most of us, this means that Saelee has just become the world champion of a game released 13 years before he was even born" As the 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship rolls on, 17-year-old Tetris prodigy and defending world champion Joseph Saelee took some time … A large crowd erupted in applause after the teenager defeated reigning champion Jonas Neubauer in the championship finals in Portland, Oregon. This is as close as get to a "prop" given that this is a documentary—all cartridges are sourced from the CTWC itself and have been used in the tournament. Saelee: I guess just the strategy of hypertapping, as opposed to just holding left and right. Joseph Saelee, 2018 Classic Tetris World Champion: I've been playing, around this time, about two years ago. (Disclaimer: Shacknews is one of the sponsors of this year's Classic Tetris World Championship.). Let's also curse at the people who win any kind of sport or board game championship. In 2017, I picked up this game and I've been playing on and off ever since. world champion of a game released 13 years before he was even born, $1000 he needs to take up a game that pays more. If I can't do it, I'll be perfectly okay, as long as I'm having a good time. image caption Joseph Saelee and finalist Jonas Neubauer at the contest. I remember watching you hit Level 31 on one of your YouTube videos. 為什麼俄羅斯方塊、Candy Crush 和植物大戰殭屍都讓人無限上癮? Saelee: I went there just to qualify. Cette année cest le jeune Joseph Saelee qui sest imposé, oui jeune, car il na que 16 ans ! The Classic Tetris World Championships took place this weekend in Portland, Oregon. Is this game starting to feel more natural to you now? Joseph would eventually defeat Koryan in the finals to become a back-to-back Tetris World Champion. Joseph Saelee, a 16-year-old Tetris prodigy, has just emerged victorious at the Classic Tetris World Championship, defeating a seven-time world champion in the process.. 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Tetris players, meet Joseph Saelee: the winner of the 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship. From the NES version to the amazing Tetris DS to something new, maybe all with online multiplayer bundled in. This negativity towards Saelee isn't only uncalled for, it's disgusting. Are there any aspirations to try and break Jonas' record of seven championships? Do you feel like there's more pressure on you this year now that everybody knows what you can do? Warning: Spoilers Ahead for CTWC 2020’s Group E! If you gotta go to a different town for 3 or 4 days to do this tournament, you'd spend that much on accommodation and food. With Dog edited in the photo. Feature: Why Open A Video Game Shop During A Global Pandemic? The championship was played out as a 32-bracket tournament, after an intense batch of qualifying rounds the day before, with players battling it out on the 1989 NES version of the game. Not sure what's more impressive, the staggering display of skill from both players, or the obvious respect and sportsmanship between them. Signup for a Free Account. It's great to see another generation carrying on interest in these titles, and it shows how vibrant and alive the retro gaming scene still is. 17-year-old Joseph Saelee from Visalia, CA made headlines when he defeated 7x Tetris World Champion Jonas Neubauer at the age of 16 in 2018. @Tsurii Older millennials are starting to become the old people, and some might have a harder time accepting that than others. Just that the situation is a reminder of how old the rest of us are getting. Moments prior to competing in the Top 16 of the 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship, Saelee took a moment to speak to Shacknews about his performance at last year's tournament, becoming a competitive Tetris superstar, and the pressures of repeating his performance. This is so neat. I should pick it back up and see what my limit is. The best player in the Tetris world is getting ready earn his crown, as the 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship enters its final day. In Game 3, Jonas topped out at a score of 915K, and Joseph would eventually score another 100,000 points and become the next CTWC champion at the age of 16. He will also face off against the European champion, Svavar Gunnarsson. Feature: Every Nintendo Switch Online NES Game Ranked, Feature: Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked. Ryan can list the first 151 Pokémon all in order off by heart – a feat he calls his ‘party trick’ despite being such an introvert that he’d never be found anywhere near a party. But rather, I just wanted to give a good show for everyone to enjoy. The Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC), celebrating its 10 th anniversary, is complete. A 16-year-old Tetris prodigy has defeated a seven-time world champion to become king of classic Tetris. Classic Tetris Champion Joseph Saelee set another world record on NES Tetris reaching 347 lines from a Level 9 start. Shacknews: You've been a relative new face on the Tetris scene. Joseph "JdMfX_" Saelee, the 18-year-old player who dethroned Neubauer in 2018 and then won the tournament for a second time last year, lost in his … Seven-time champion Jonas Neubauer was eliminated in the round of 32, while legendary Tetris pro HarryHong was eliminated a short time ago. I'd love to see a compilation port of a bunch of different Tetris games on Swiitch. Using his incredible hyper-tapping skills, Joseph is the first person on record to reach level 31 and even 32 in NES Tetris as the very bottom of the playing field is still barely usable for him. Saelee: That's a hard one. Wow, that was quick. Kind of like "it sickens me to think that Jurassic Park is 25 years old.". Thanks to a game genie code, players have the ability to have the game count the score beyond the max-out score. Let’s get to know more about them. Just the other day I was seeing vids of Joseph getting to levels 31 and 32 (which is insane, since 29 is the death screen) and commenting on how he should start preparing for tournament play. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. Shacknews: Lastly, you're still in it! Each match was a best-of-three affair, with players setting their games to the rolled sequence and agreed upon level (15 or 18). Seven-Time Classic Tetris World Champion, Jonas Neubauer, went out in a blaze of glory this past Sunday during group-stage play (Group E Bracket) of CTWC 2020. The Classic Tetris World Championships took place this weekend in Portland, Oregon. In its first two years, the competition was held in Los Angeles, California, but was moved to Portland, Oregon in 2012, and has been held there annually since. Next Week, Animal Crossing Players Can Donate Their Spoil... Guide: Got Yourself A New Nintendo Switch? 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