This is a huge 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 whole classical community of Tetris as we all mourn his death. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
– Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
In his interview with DeputyNeubauer compares his style of playing to that of a jazz pianist, as it can be quite chaotic and that he always improvises instead of sticking to a plan. In addition to competing in the Tetris World Championships, Neubauer has also been streaming on Twitch under the NubbinsGoody handle for the past few years. While he obviously radiates a lot tetris games, he also made videos featuring other games like Last of us 2 and even Dungeons and Dragons.
The website of the World Classic Tetris Championship published a statement reminiscent of Neubauer as a man and as a legend in the community. Includes a video of his last match of the 2020 tournament, in which he played against Jacob “Huffulufugus”