New Tetris champ crowned, film comes to Austin

New Tetris champ crowned, film comes to Austin

Credit: Courtesy: Josh S. Gibson

Emcee Chris Tang and Henk Rogers, CEO of the Tetris Company

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by KVUE

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Posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 17 at 4:40 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of video game fans gathered in Los Angeles over the weekend to compete for the title of Tetris champion.

A grand prize of $1,000 was at stake, along with an official Tetris trophy, and the ultimate bragging rights as a Tetris World Champion.

“It’s part of our vision that people all over the world can create a new world fabric of ‘likeness,’ all connected by the universal language of the Tetris game,” said Tetris Managing Director Henk Rogers in a press release.    

Three champions were crowned: NES solo – Jonas Neubauer, 30, of Redondo Beach, CA; PSN solo – John Tran, 27, of Menifee, CA; PSN team – Team Hard Drop: John Tran and Roger Teng.

Film fans can take a look inside the 2010 competition when Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters debuts this week at the Austin Film Festival.

The film by Adam Cornelius meets the Masters, who share their longtime love of the game and reveal their secrets of success.

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