Southern Region(al) Qualifier
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.
Last year, our winner Chad Muse scored 875,031 during the premier of the southern regional qualifier, smashing the required 500,000 points to win. In fact, we had half a dozen people best our 500,000 point qualifying score and it ended up being a great contest to see who’d come out on top. We sent Chad to Portland, Oregon where we put him up at a hotel and PRGE gave him free tickets for the weekend. Chad was guaranteed the 32nd seed in the Classic Tetris World Championship, but participated again in the PRGE qualifiers to increase his starting seed, and ended up placing 8th overall proving he’s one of best Tetris masters in the land. Congratulations and thank you to Chad Muse for representing the Let’s Play Gaming Expo up in Portland!
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.
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.
This year there will be one NES station available for blocks of uninterrupted qualifying attempts. Each player has the option to reserve a station for one hour for an additional fee of $20. At the player’s scheduled time, they can play for one full hour. No resetting allowed.
Sign-ups for rental stations will begin on Monday, June 6th at noon Central time.
This is an exciting opportunity for our contestants to post a great score and still have time to enjoy the rest of the expo!>
Competition Terms and Conditions
1. The competition administrator is the Let’s Play Gaming Expo (LPGE).
2. 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.
3. There is a $10 dollar entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via: http://www.letsplaygamingexpo.com/speakers/tetris-tournament/
5. Closing date for entry will be August 2, 5pm. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows: Further information can be found at: http://www.letsplaygamingexpo.com/speakers/tetris-tournament/
8. 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.
9. The administrator is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. 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.
11. The winner will be chosen in the manner described at: http://www.letsplaygamingexpo.com/speakers/tetris-tournament/
12. The winner will be notified by the administrator upon the end of the completion of the competition on Sunday, August 2nd. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The administrator will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The administrator’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. 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.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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. Unless stated otherwise, LPGE will select flights departing and returning to the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. The departing and returning airport will be selected at the sole discretion of the LPGE organizers, and the top qualifier will have NO recourse should a conflict arise.
The Classic Tetris World Championship is a 32-bracket seeded tournament featuring the best Tetris players from around the globe and it is held yearly at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE) in, you guessed it, Portland, Oregon!
Learn more about the Classic Tetris World Championship.
See the film that started it all!
This documentary tracks down record- holding Tetris Masters as they prepare to compete in the first ever Classic Tetris World Championship back in 2010. Get an up-close look at the Masters as they reveal their secrets, recount their decades-long obsession with the game, and enter the transcendental state required to reach the highest levels known as the ‘Ecstasy of Order’.
Learn more about the Ecstasy of Order.
Let’s Play Gaming Expo is excited to announce that the Portland Retro Gaming Expo has graciously agreed to donate weekend passes for the winner of the Classic Tetris World Qualifier and their guest. PRGE has been bringing gaming enthusiasts together in Oregon for the past decade. No, seriously, this is their ten year anniversary! Tickets just went on sale, and if you’re near the Portland area, we highly recommend attending in October!
Check out the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.