Jonas Neubauer Wiki
Jonas Neubauer, who many consider Tetris to be the greatest player ever, died after a sudden medical emergency, according to an announcement on her Twitter account. Vince Clemente of the classic Tetris World Championship team told Shacknews that Neubauer’s “absolute pillar of positivity and humility … She was kind, friendly, funny, incredibly talented and a brilliant ambassador for the game.
This is a tremendous loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness.
Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community, as we all mourn his passing. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4.
We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/CaaGgd4ZY3
— Tetris Championship (@ClassicTetris) January 9, 2021
Jonas Neubauer Age
He Was 39
Jonas Neubauer Died
Neubauer Holds Seven Championships from the Classic Tetris World Championship
— Reverend Tack Angel ⚪️ (@tackangel) October 22, 2017
Neubauer was the seven-time champion of the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC). He won in 2010 (in the first year of the competition), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Championship contacted Neubauer after posting a video on YouTube where he earned a “max exit” score of 999,999 while playing Tetris, according to an interview with Shacknews in 2019. Neubauer frequently streamed the game on his Twitch channel and posted game clips on his YouTube channel while sharing tips with other players. He told Shacknews that the pressure to win has increased over the years because a poor performance can lead to a loss of followers.
To Shacknews, Neubauer has been playing Tetris since the age of nine.
Neubauer bought the game with his pocket money. He said that his first competitive experience with Tetris was when he played against his father.
He told Vice that he entered the 2010 world championship after his father died earlier that year.
“It was this new adventure where I could start and try to build a positive trajectory out of a rogue situation,” he told Vice. “Maybe I needed that win first. The next ones were icing on the cake. You can’t control what happens to the people in your life, but you can control what happens next.”
He told Rolling Stone that he first played the game on his uncle Bill’85 Macintosh computer.
“It was the first video game I played, and it was the first video game I played, and I thought to my brain, ‘Well, now I understand what you need to survive. So now we’re going to take this side of your brain and dedicate it to the greatest thing that is happening right now,” Neubauer said.
He remembered scoring 176,000 points, which was really good for a 9-year-old. He got stuck at level 19 and that’s why he started playing anything but this level until high school.
“It was so overwhelming that I would cry and I was disappointed,” he said. “I had little 12-year-old bite marks on the controller I used at the 2010 tournament because you’ve reached this point where you bite your controller. It was the weird masochistic urge.
Then in the early 2000s, he posted a photo of his 980K score on Tetris to an internet message board, even though people accused him of cheating. Then he posted a picture of him maximizing the score.
Neubauer was known for his chaotic approach to Tetris, according to Vice. He stacked the blocks from left to right and quickly brought the pieces to the correct position at the last second. He told the publication that his approach to Tetris was similar to that of a jazz pianist: unpredictable and improvised.
“What makes Jonas so scary and dominant is that he is somehow the toughest, basically solid actor, and also the lightest and most creative on his feet,” said Adam Cornelius, organizer of CTWC and director of the Ecstasy documentary. Order: Tetris Masters. “Wait a minute like Tim Duncan, then like Steph Curry.”
He told Rolling Stone that he practiced half an hour every day. He also said that the best thing about being a Tetris world champion is losing weight after winning.
“I’ve lost some weight since I first won,” he said. “Every time you win a championship, you lose about 40 kilos. It’s fun to tell at parties and other things. ”
Neubauer also held the world record for fastest time to score 300,000 points in Tetris on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with one minute and 50 seconds. Apparently, he was trying to reach the world record for the fastest time to clear 100 lines in the game, but instead he accidentally took the 300K points record.
Currently, the speedrun record of 300,000 points ranks sixth worldwide, according to speedrun.com. It drew with the Korean player Koryan.
As for the 100-line fast run record, he is ranked second globally with a time of three minutes and nine seconds and tied with user JdMfX_.
He, along with his wife Heather Ito, took second place in the 2-player flawless fast run of Streets of Rage on Sega Genesis for Easy, Normal and Hard challenges.
Ito, in 2019, Dr. Mario is a world champion in his own right, winning the World Championship.
According to an interview with Vice, Neubauer worked as a tavern manager and also helped run a recreational marijuana venture.
He told the publication that it took years for his colleagues to learn that Tetris was world champion. Someone said, “You bastard! I saw a video of you playing. Why did not you tell me? “one day when he enters the tavern.
If customers raised his reputation, Neubauer would take pictures, sign autographs and even agree to challenge the game at the bar.
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Neubauer was 60 years old when he actually died at the age of 40. An earlier version said that Tetris was released on the NES when Neubauer was nine years old, and the game’s release date was in 1990 when the game was actually released. At NES in 1989.