Forever a champion
The gaming world lost one of its greats last week. Jonas Neubauer, known for extraordinary skill in Tetris, passed away on January 4. He was just 39.
Neubauer is the most accomplished classic Tetris player in history. During his competitive career, he won seven Classic Tetris World Championships, winning four years in a row from 2010 to 2013 and securing a threepeat from 2015 to 2017. He also set multiple records, including in 2018 when he cleared 100 lines in three minutes and nine seconds. That time now stands as the second-fastest in the world.
Itâ€™s with a heavy heart that we deliver the terrible news that Jonas has passed away from a sudden medical emergency.
He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.
Information to follow when it becomes available.
— Jonas Neubauer (@neubsauce) January 9, 2021
Following news of his passing, many took to Twitter to share their memories of Neubauer.
If you want to see this master at work, Neubauer’s Twitch channel has hours of him showing the world exactly why he’s considered the face of competitive Tetris. We at Destructoid offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Neubauer’s family and friends for their loss.