The e-sports world is sad to hear of the death of Jonas Neubauer tonight. He is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the world of “Classic Tetris”
The news comes from Neubauer’s Twitter account:
With a heavy heart, we conveyed the terrible news that Jonas had passed away due to a medical accident.
He is definitely the best. We are destroyed, full of sorrow, and we already miss him very much.
Information to follow when available.
Vince Clemente of the Classic Tetris World Championship team came into contact with Shacknews not long ago. He issued the following statement, which will soon be published on the “Classic Tetris World Championship” website.
What we all feel broken is that the seven-time CTWC champion Jonas Neubauer suddenly passed away on January 4.
Jonas has always been the absolute pillar of positivity and humility in our CTWC family. We have never asked for bigger champions, role models and friends. He is kind, sincere, lively, very talented, and an outstanding ambassador for the game. When he is the biggest ultimate boss, he always has the warmest heart. He will continue to be a legend in our community and many other parts of the world.
Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and thank you for inspiring us to always do our best.
Rest in peace our mighty hero.
Since 2010, the 38-year-old Neubauer has been competing on the professional classic Tetris circuit. Shacknews was fortunate to have a conversation with the seven-time champion at the 2019 Classic Tetris World Championship, where he talked about his career, his challenge of loving Tetris, the pressure to compete with the increasing number of new players, and his ” Appearance in Tell the Truth.
Shacknews will pay close attention to the development of this story. We also wish to extend our deepest condolences to Neubauer’s family, including his wife Heather Itto.