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" Winners named at Los Angeles event

Los Angeles, CA – October 16, 2011 – Today, The Tetris Company, LLC, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), and Techno Source crowned the newest Tetris® World Champions at the second-annual live tournament. Elite Tetris players from around the country gathered to compete for a grand prize of $1,000, an official Tetris trophy and the ultimate bragging rights as a Tetris World Champion.

“The Tetris World Championships is a true celebration of the game,” said Henk Rogers, Managing Director of The Tetris Company. “It’s been incredibly exciting to see our new and old fans of all ages and backgrounds come together for a live tournament. It’s part of our vision that people all over the world can create a new world fabric of ‘likeness,’ all connected by the universal language of the Tetris game.”

Throughout the day, hundreds of fans competed in one of three different tournament categories. Only 32 people survived to the semi-final round, and in the end three champions were crowned:

NES solo – Jonas Neubauer: 30 years old, Redondo Beach, CA, Loan Coordinator
PSN solo – John Tran: 27 years old, Menifee, CA, Student
PSN team – Team Hard Drop: John Tran and Roger Teng

Tetris fans also tested their strategy skills at the first-ever Tetris® Link™ tabletop tournament hosted by toymaker Techno Source. Participants competed in four-player games, linking Tetriminos (iconic Tetris playing pieces) of the same color while blocking their opponents, in a series of first, semi-final and final rounds. The winner, 25 –year-old Daniel Anderson, a musician from Sherman Oaks, California, was awarded the title of Tetris Link Champion, along with a trophy and $500. All entrants took home a Tetris Link game.

“It’s such a thrill to know how far the Tetris game has come since I first created it,” said Alexey Pajitnov. “We’d like to thank everyone for coming out for today’s competition and say ‘congrats’ to this year’s 2011 champions!”

Video and images of the event can be accessed here: "

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Comment by CaptainPaul on October 17, 2011, 7:46 pm
GG Blink and Roger
Comment by PetitPrince on October 17, 2011, 1:48 pm
Why is the images still in raw (cr2) format ? That's... ununsual for web images.

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