Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is such a popular streamer that nearly all gamers know him. His name usually comes with one of the most battle royale tittle now: Fortnite. However, this streamer will be doing something that has never happened before: Ninja will be hosting and competing in an international tournament for the game Tetris 99. This can be considered as the first Tetris 99 world championship.

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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

This event will take place on April 19th, 2019 and it will feature a prize pool of one million dollars. This is a huge prize pool for a tournament of Tetris 99, considering that this game has only had small online tournaments. This championship will be open for gamers from all over the world, as long as they can pass the online qualification.

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Tetris battle royale version: Tetris 99

Tetris 99 is a battle royale game based on the classic Tetris game. This game will feature 99 players against each other at the classic Tetris, but it also has a modern twist. By destroying lines and scoring combos, you will send those lines to other players (automatic or selective). This new twist will eventually max out other players’ play screen and knock them out. This battle royale game has no champion classes, no items looting, no “where-shall-we-drop” arguments. This game only features pure adrenaline rushes.

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The gameplay of the Tetris 99 is quite simple and straightforward

Further details for this competition are not yet revealed (namely specific brackets, matchups, and round timings). The only information we have been informed about this tournament is that the online qualifiers will kick off from Friday, April 19th, 2019. Information of the final offline stage venue has not been published yet, but some sources have said that it would be Disneyland Paris, following the recent Dota 2 Minor.

The full roster of teams attending this tournament has not been decided. However, some big esports organizations (including League of Legends Worlds 2019 runners-up Fnatic, the best CS:GO team in the world Astralis and Team Liquid) have already shown their interests in this championship by sending current players of their organizations or partnering with some freelance Tetris pros to this event. If this is actually an esports tournament 100% funded by Ninja, we can have some hope that this tournament will be awesome.

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Three time in a roll CS:GO majors champions team Astralis will be joining the Tetris 99 tournament by Ninja