Think you stack up with best Tetris players in the South? Prove it!
Let’s Play Gaming Expo is proud to announce that we will again be hosting the Southern Regional Qualifier for the Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC). We are currently the only qualifier for the CTWC, and it’s a big vote of confidence that they’re letting us be host this opportunity again.
Chad Muse scored 875,031 during the premier of the southern regional qualifier, smashing the required 500,000 points to win. Year two saw Jake Stein crush it with a score of 932,974. In fact, we’ve had half a dozen people best our 500,000 point qualifying score and it’s ended up being a great contest to see who’d come out on top each year.
We sent Chad to Portland. We sent Jake to Portland. Will LPGE send you next to Portland?
Here’s the jist!
LPGE will again be holding a Regional Qualifier for the Classic Tetris World Championship. This tournament requires an additional $10 dollar entry fee and will be open to all LPGE attendees. Contestants will compete for the highest score in Type A of Tetris (NES licensed version) on level 9 or higher. See below for additional rules.
WIN a chance to compete at the Classic Tetris World Championship
If the top competitor at the LPGE Southern Qualifier can achieve a score of 500,000 on Tetris, they will qualify to compete in the Classic Tetris World Championship — and we’re going to send them there. That’s right, LPGE will fly the top player to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in Portland, Oregon for a chance to compete against the best Tetris players in the world. LPGE will provide the top with a plane ticket**, a hotel room, and pass to PRGE.
Southern Qualifier Rules!
- Qualifying rounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM.
- Entry fee is $10. Once paid, entrants can make as many qualifying attempts as they are willing to stand in line for. NES stations will be available to rent for one period of one hour for an additional fee (for more info, see NEW RULES below).
- Qualifying attempts will be on Type A Tetris (NES Licensed Version) for highest score starting on level 9 or higher.
- Once an entrant’s game is over for any reason, they must make sure a scorekeeper records their score and then return to the back of the line for another attempt record their score. It is entirely the responsibility of the entrant to ensure the appropriate LPGE staff records their score.
- In the event that more than one person can achieve our set score (500,000) for the LPGE Southern Qualifier, the highest score of the Expo will take precedence and that player will be awarded the trip to compete in the CTWC.
- In the event that more than one person maxes out the score (999,999), a playoff would take place Sunday at 5pm during the Let’s Play Gaming Expo, best two out of three, and would be streamed live.
- One round trip ticket to Portland, Oregon
- A hotel room for the duration of PRGE
- One weekend pass to PRGE
- Your very own copy of Tetris to practice on before the championship (remember, you’re representing the South!)
- No entry fee for CTWC
- A one hour station on qualifying day (at PRGE)
- Guaranteed the 32nd spot at the Classic Tetris World Championship (if a higher score than the 32nd is scored on qualifying day at PRGE, then that spot will be used instead)
Competition Terms and Conditions
- The competition administrator is the Let’s Play Gaming Expo (LPGE).
- Employees and volunteers of LPGE or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition, excluding legal counsel for LPGE.
- There is a $10 dollar entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
- Closing date for entry will be July 29th, 2018 at 5pm. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
- No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
- The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Entrants will be notified to changes in the competition, should they occur, as soon as possible by the administrator.
- The administrator is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
- No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
- The winner will be notified by the administrator upon the end of the completion of the competition on Sunday, July 29th, 2018. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within fourteen days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- The administrator will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
- The administrator’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Texas law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Texas.
- The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material.
- Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to LPGE and not to any other party.
- Additionally, the administrators of the LPGE will select the airport used for departure to PRGE. Unless expressly agreed to by the administrators, and upon discussion with the top qualifier, LPGE will select flights departing and returning to the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex.
- To the extent possible, however, it is the intent of LGPE to accommodate the winner’s travel to Portland- within reason. We want the top qualifier to represent the Let’s Play Gaming Expo at PRGE, but we’re not made of gold, and our lawyer insisted that we cover our back ends. As such, the travel accommodation is limited to $500. Work with us here, people.
- The top qualifier will have NO recourse should a conflict with the travel arrangements arise. As previously stated, qualification for the Tetris Prize does NOT create a property interest in the “prize”, including, but not limited to, the travel provision.
** The plane ticket/travel arrangements will be purchased on dates and times at the sole discretion of the LPGE organizers. Qualification for the Tetris Prize does NOT create a property interest in the “prize”. If the top qualifier is unable to attend the PRGE trip for any reason, the “prize” will be forfeited in its entirety. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. Additionally, the administrators of the LPGE will select the airport used for departure to PRGE.