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16-Year-Old Hands Stunning Defeat To Seven-Time Tetris Champ In Intense Viral Video 😮

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The world of classic Tetris was rocked this weekend when a teenager dethroned the seven-time Classic Tetris World Champion.

Joseph Saelee, 16, won the ninth annual CTWC at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo after more than 100 competitors vied for the big prize.


The competition saw entrants playing the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System version of the game, and the last moments in this year's final were as tense as any great sporting moment.

After two days of gruelling competition just two players remained, with Saelee defeating Jonas Neubauer, who had won the title on seven of the previous eight occasions.

Watch the video here:

To put that into context…


Lots of people had kudos for the new champion.







Saelee took home $1,000 for his efforts, as well as an appropriately themed trophy.


Folks who watched said this year's championship was next level good.







With the NES game being 29 years old at the time of the championship, Saelee wasn't even born until 13 years later…


Tetris was created in June 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, an artificial intelligence researcher working for Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a Soviet government-founded R&D center in Moscow. NES released their version in 1989.

With time on his side, how many more world titles can this guy win?

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.