2nd Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Changes the Rules So More Players Have a Shot at Winning

2nd Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Changes the Rules So More Players Have a Shot at Winning

Becoming a Tetris champion is easier than ever.

If you missed out on the opportunity to become a certified Tetris champ when Nintendo held its online Tetris 99 Maximus Cup a couple weeks ago, you'll have a second chance this weekend. Nintendo is hosting a 2nd Tetris 99 Maximus Cup, and this time there are some new rules.

Nintendo's 2nd Tetris 99 Maximus Cup will run starting today, April 12, through April 14. Previously the rules were that players needed to win matches of Tetris 99 to earn points, and by the end of the weekend the top 999 players with the most points would earn 999 My Nintendo Gold Points.

This time, however, you won't need to win any matches to earn points. Instead, you'll earn points just for finishing matches, with more points awarded for a higher place finish. That way, if you chain together enough high place finishes, there's a chance that you can end up in the top 999. Below is how the points break down for each place you finish.

  • 1st Place: 100 points
  • 2nd Place: 50 points
  • 3rd Place: 30 points
  • 4th - 10th Place: 20 points
  • 11th - 30th Place: 10 points
  • 31st - 50th Place: 5 points
  • 51st - 80th Place: 2 points
  • 81st - 99th Place: 0 points

One My Nintendo Gold Point translates to one cent USD. So, 999 is equal to $9.99 USD that you can use towards digital Nintendo eShop purchases. Not a bad incentive to play Tetris all weekend.

Tetris 99 is Nintendo's free-to-play Tetris battle royale game available exclusively to members of the Nintendo Switch Online program. Players must play a competitive game of Tetris and survive long enough to be the last player standing. We have a handy Tetris 99 guide to give you some tips so that you can maybe earn a high place finish in this weekend's Maximus Cup.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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