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Tetris 99 2nd Maximus Cup Online Event

30 years ago Tetris really took off when it released on the NES and Game Boy. The series is still going strong and Tetris 99 is as addicting as any other entry. The really cool thing is that Nintendo is hosting another online event where the top 999 players can win $10 in eShop cash! The details are below. Good luck!



The Tetris® 99 MAXIMUS CUP is back … and players of all skill levels can join in on the fun!

From April 12 at 6 a.m. PT through April 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT, just start playing the game to enter. The Tetris 99 2nd MAXIMUS CUP is different than the first one, as you don’t have to win first place to score points. Even if you place high during matches, but don’t win, you could still come out on top.

The higher you place at the end of each match, the more points you earn, with every 100 points counting as a TETRIS MAXIMUS. During the week of April 28, the top 999 players with the most event points will be notified, and each will receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points*.

By participating in this event you could end up winning enough Gold Points to get some awesome games in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or even other fun goodies! More information about My Nintendo Gold Points can be discovered by visiting

In addition to the free-to-download software Tetris 99, Nintendo Switch Online members gain access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, a selection of classic NES games with newly added online play and a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. For more information about Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit

Don’t miss out and feel like an awkwardly placed L-Tetrimino. Slide into this online event like an I-Tetrimino fitting snuggly into the side of a full Matrix and have a high-scoring blast!

Tetris 99 is available for free on Nintendo Switch as a special offer for people with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. In the game, you play matches where 99 players compete together until only one is left standing.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are ages 13+ and Mexico who are 18+ and have access to a Nintendo Switch system, Tetris® 99 game, Internet access and a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Contest begins 6:00 AM PT on 4/12/19 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 4/14/19. To participate, you must play the Tetris® 99 game during the Contest Period. There will be 999 winners, selected based on who accumulates the most event points during the Contest Period. Each winner will receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points (ARV per prize $10 US). Skill of participating players determines the winners. See Official Rules for details and restrictions. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Contest Period: The Contest runs from April 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM through April 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM (all times in these Official Rules are Pacific Time).

Online Event Details: To enter, you must play the Tetris® 99 game during the Contest Period. There will be 999 Contest winners. Winners will be selected based on how many event points they accumulated during the Contest Period. Event points are awarded based on rank achieved in each battle you compete in during the Contest Period:

4th – 10th20
11th – 30th10
31st – 50th5
51st – 80th2
81st –  99th0

Selection of Winners: On or about April 28, 2019, Sponsor will identify the 999 players with the most event points accumulated during the Contest Period as potential winners. In the event of any ties, player(s) that received their final event point total first will be the potential winner(s). The potential winners will be notified by the email associated with their Nintendo Account on or about April 28, 2019. After verification of the entrant’s eligibility, such entrant will be awarded a prize, as set forth below. If a prize is won by a Minor, it will be awarded to a parent or guardian on the Minor’s behalf.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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