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7-Time Tetris World Champion Jonas Neubauer Dies At Age 39

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Today we have lost a legendary figure from the world of gaming. 7-Time Tetris World Champion Jonas Neubauer died from a sudden medical emergency at the age of 39. Neubauer was not only incredibly skilled but practically the face of competitive Tetris as an esport.

The news was broken by Neubauer's Twitter account, presumably by family or a close friend. "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."

The head of the CTWC, Vince Clemente, spoke of the legendary status Neubauer held in the game in a statement to SlackNews, "It is with broken hearts we share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on January 4. 

Jonas has been an absolute pillar of positivity and humility to our CTWC family. We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model and friend. He was kind, genuine, hilarious, incredibly talented, and a brilliant ambassador for the game. While he was the biggest final boss he always had the warmest heart. He will live on as a legend to our community and many others around the world. 

Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best.

Rest in peace our mighty hero."

Jonas was born on November 21, 1981 in the United States where he lived all his life. He worked as a bartender in Los Angeles when he wasn't streaming Tetris to thousands of viewers on his Twitch channel, NubbinsGoody. He was well beloved by those in the gaming sphere and out of it as his friend Chris Higgins explained on Twitter. "He was a loyal son, great husband, staunch friend, and an ambassador for the only sport I care about." 

Rest in peace, Jonas Neubauer. You will be sorely missed.