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Tetris 99 on Nintendo Switch gets its first online tournament, and there are prizes up for grabs.

All those days, hours, and years playing Tetris might to be about to pay off. This weekend sees the first online event for the surprise Nintendo Switch hit, Tetris 99.

The tournament – which runs from March 8-9 – is called Tetris Maximus in the US, Canada, and Mexico, and the Tetris Grand Prix in Europe. The event will give Tetris 99 players the chance to win My Nintendo gold coins for doing well. And by doing well, we meaning placing first, which is no easy feat.

There will be 999 winners in each region, ranked by who has accumulated the most wins. Players who win a game during the event will be be rewarded with ‘Tetris Maximus’ on the results screen, so have a finger ready on that screen-capture button if you want bragging rights.

When the event concludes, winning players will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. There are no limits on how many times you can play, so if you’re gunning for the prizes be prepared to put some time in.

My Nintendo points can be redeemed against a range of game discounts and digital rewards, or to put towards Nintendo Switch games purchased on the Nintendo eShop. 999 Gold Points are the about equivalent of about $10 USD.

Tetris 99 is available as a free download for all members of the Nintendo Switch Online Service. In our opinion it’s one of the program’s best perks.

And if you need a little help getting started with Tetris 99, check out our guide to targeting other players.

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