Legendary "Tetris" Player Jonas Neubauer Dies at 39 | 4Gamers

Ruben Fields
January 11, 2021

In the present day is a tragic and tough day for the gaming neighborhood, particularly for many who belong to the aggressive Tetris scene.

The Classic Tetris World Championship on Twitter We also shared a honest message to Newpower, saying, "We are so sad to share with us the death of Jonas Newpower, 7-time CTWC champion, suddenly on January 4".

The information was launched this morning by way of their social networks. The 39-year-old died as a effect of a medical emergency that occurred just a few days in the past. The player was 39 years old News of the death was posted on Twitter through his official account and the Tetris Championship, the highest worldwide competition dedicated to the popular puzzle game. Additionally they acknowledged his ardour for video video games and his legacy. Neubauer won the Classic Tetris World Championship seven times in an eight-year period.

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His final victory was in 2017, however he remained energetic and even had a outstanding participation within the championships of current years.

TSM chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura said: "I only had the opportunity to meet him once, but he was a very kind person who had a great enthusiasm for all games from tetris to chess and beyond". Neubauer's Twitter account, As the message reads, "With a sad heart we send the awful news that Jonas has died from a sudden medical emergency".

Neubauer was instrumental in further legitimizing Tetris in the esports arena. He was one of the best of all. We are devastated, overwhelmed with sadness and we miss her so much already. We at Destructoid offer our honest condolences to Mr. Neubauer's family and friends for their loss.

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