16-year-old prodigy Joseph Saelee has stunned the Tetris world, beating 7-time world champion Jonas Neubauer in the Classic Tetris World Championship.
Competitors in the CTWC play what’s called Classic Tetris on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with a list of strictly defined rules.
Saelee knocked off Neubauer 3-0 in the final, and the last moments of the third game showcase just how intense the matches can be.
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Prior to Saelee’s masterclass, Neubauer had won all but one of the CTWC events that had been held.
Neaubauer — who is a taproom manager at a southern California bar and also helps run a recreational marijuana startup — had only lost the 2014 edition.
Saelee — who walked out with a cool $1000 dollars for his dominance — was actually inspired to take up Classic Tetris by Neubauer.
“I watch Jonas's Twitch channel every time I can,” Saelee told Vice.
“I would say most of my gameplay is based off Jonas's gameplay. I try to play exactly like him for the most part.”