About

The Classic Tetris World Championship is entering year six, and the competition is stronger than ever!  Inspired by the historic 1990 Nintendo World Championships (an NES Tetris competition by default) the tournament has brought the love of Classic NES Tetris into the 21st century!  Many of our competitors have been perfecting their Tetris moves for over 25 years, and some of our top competitors were the original Wizards of the NWC.

We’re being hosted for the fourth straight year by the 2015 Portland Retro Gaming Expo at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon on Oct.17-18!

It’s open to the public, so come try your hand against nearly the entire cast of the award-winning video game documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, including Twin Galaxies record holders Harry Hong, Jonas Neubauer, and Alex Kerr.

Or, for casual players, there’ll be an amateurs-only tournament on SNES Tetris.  All encouraged to participate for the love of the game!

The players and organizers of the CTWC enjoy Tetris in all its variations across the consoles through the decades.  We believe Tetris should be considered a mental sport like Chess, and support competition wherever it can be found.  We choose to play on NES Tetris because it is the version most of us fell in love with decades ago, and for us it seems to be the purest form of the game.

Cash Prizes TBA

Be sure to Register and let us know you’re planning on competing!