Legendary Tetris participant Jonas Neubauer has died aged 39.
The seven-time winner of the Basic Tetris World Championship died of a “sudden medical emergency” on 4th January 2021, an announcement issued on Neubauer’s Twitter web page reads.
It?s with a heavy coronary heart that we ship the horrible information that Jonas has handed away from a sudden medical emergency.
He was the very best. We’re devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.
Info to observe when it turns into obtainable.
— Jonas Neubauer (@neubsauce) January 9, 2021
“He was the very best,” the message continues. “We’re devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.”
Neubauer, who lived in Kaaawa, Hawaii together with his spouse Heather Ito, was well-known and much-loved throughout the world of Tetris esports, and is taken into account one of many all-time nice Tetris gamers.
Tributes have poured in because the announcement of Neubauer’s loss of life late on Friday.
“Stuffed in deep grief for this big loss,” tweeted Japanese Tetris grandmaster Tomohiro “Inexperienced Tea” Tatejima.
“Completely he is the best ambassador of Basic Tetris. R.I.P. Jonas Neubauer.”
Stuffed in deep grief for this big loss. Completely he is the best ambassador of Basic Tetris.
R.I.P. Jonas Neubauer pic.twitter.com/wUd9UobYoC
— ????? (@suitougreentea) January 9, 2021
“We may have by no means requested for a higher champ, position mannequin, and good friend,” learn a tweet from the official account for the annual Basic Tetris World Championships. “Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thanks for uplifting us to at all times be our greatest. Relaxation in peace.”
We’re heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, handed away instantly on Jan 4.
We may have by no means requested for a higher champ, position mannequin, and good friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thanks for uplifting us to at all times be our greatest. Relaxation in peace. pic.twitter.com/CaaGgd4ZY3
— Tetris Championship (@ClassicTetris) January 9, 2021
It is a great loss in so some ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of many biggest basic Tetris gamers of all time in ability, spirit, and kindness.
Our hearts exit to his household and buddies, and to your complete basic Tetris neighborhood, as all of us mourn his passing. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
Oh no… watching Jonas play Basic Tetris is how I bought into it and have become such a giant fan. He was so humorous and down-to-earth. The sport and its followers could not have requested for a greater champion. ? https://t.co/Ku2T6xXFha
— Derek Yu (@mossmouth) January 9, 2021
The video under, from YouTube channel GirlGamerTV, exhibits Neubauer’s victory on the inaugural CTWC in 2010.
Jonas Neubauer’s epic CTWC 2018 grand ultimate defeat towards 16-year-old underdog Joseph Saelee is broadly credited for kickstarting the current increase in Tetris esports. The video under has that match in full:
The subsequent video is Neubauer’s final Tetris match on the 2020 CTWC, performed only a few months in the past.
A memorial fund for Jonas Neubauer has been arrange on GoFundMe.