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Today is a sad and difficult day for the gaming community, especially for those who belong to the competitive Tetris scene. Jonas Neubauer, renowned professional gamer and several times world puzzle champion, passed away.
The news was released this morning through their social networks. The 39-year-old died due to a medical emergency that occurred a few days ago. His friends, including other top players, regretted the news and gave him a few words.
The official Tetris accounts also mourned his passing and spoke of the positive impact Neubauer always had on the gaming community. They also recognized his passion for video games and his legacy.
Jonas Neubauer was one of the best Tetris players
Neubauer was recognized worldwide after his victory in the Classic Tetris World Championship 2010, where he was crowned the best puzzle player. The player showed his great abilities in the following years, since in total he won 7 world championships.
His last victory was in 2017, but he remained active and even had a prominent participation in the championships of recent years. Neubauer was a central figure for more players to be encouraged to play Tetris professionally, so there was a whole community around him.
In addition to being a professional gamer, Neubauer also regularly streams on Twitch, where he built a passionate community for all things Tetris.
“It is with great regret that we bring you the terrible news that Jonas passed away due to a sudden medical emergency. He was the best of all. We are devastated, overwhelmed by grief, and we already miss him so much ”, was the message with which his death was made known.
The official Tetris Twitter account highlighted the skill and kindness of Neubauer, who was recognized as one of the best classic puzzle players. On the other hand, Joseph Saelee, current world champion, said goodbye to his friend and rival.
It’s with a heavy heart that we deliver the terrible news that Jonas has passed away from a sudden medical emergency.
He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.
Information to follow when it becomes available.
– Jonas Neubauer (@neubsauce) January 9, 2021
This is a tremendous loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness.
Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community, as we all mourn his passing. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
– Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
Rest In Peace, Jonas. pic.twitter.com/jlz5JfkD2k
– JD (@JdMfX_) January 9, 2021
At LEVEL UP we send our condolences to the family and loved ones of Jonas Neubauer. We also wish you peace on your final rest.