Multi-time Tetris champion Jonas Neubauer has handed away. Recognized for his unbelievable talent within the puzzler, Neubauer was a key think about a latest surge in Tetris curiosity, stemming from his charming championship performances, and common Twitch streams.
The information was delivered by way of Neubauer’s private Twitter this week. “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we ship the horrible information that Jonas has handed away from a sudden medical emergency,” the tweet says. “He was the very best. We’re devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.” He handed on January 4, and was 39 years outdated.
Jonas was the inaugural Traditional Tetris World Champion in 2010, and would go on to win the event six extra occasions over the course of 11 years. In 2018, his dropping effort within the finals in opposition to Joseph Saelee drew widespread consideration on Twitch, resulting in a renewed curiosity in Tetris and the encompassing aggressive scene. Neubauer was a long-time Tetris professional, recording himself reaching excessive scores on VHS, and sending them to associates to be uploaded on outdated messageboards again within the early noughties. He was included as a topic of the Tetris documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, the making of which spurred the unique CTWC.
During the last a number of years, Neubauer had been an everyday on Twitch, streaming his Tetris observe, and exploring unusual, new methods to method the time-honored stack-’em-up. A few highlights are his try to play Tetris utilizing a dancepad, his semi-regular collection on Not Tetris 2, and he and his wife playing Tetris 99, the Tetris battle royale on Nintendo Swap.
It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we ship the horrible information that Jonas has handed away from a sudden medical emergency.
He was the very best. We’re devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.
Info to observe when it turns into out there.
— Jonas Neubauer (@neubsauce) January 9, 2021
Right here’s his 2018 match in opposition to Joseph Saelee:
Right here’s him making an attempt to play Tetris on a dancepad:
A memorial fund has been arrange in Jonas’ honour by GoFundMe.