Nintendo Switch’s First Tetris 99 Tournament Features A $10 Prize

Nintendo is holding its first event in-game event in Tetris 99 this week. The Maximus Cup kicks off on March 8, and it gives players a chance to earn $10 worth of My Nintendo points.

Throughout the Maximus Cup, players will compete to rack up the most first-place wins in Tetris 99. The top 999 players by the end of the event will be rewarded with 999 My Nintendo Gold points. These points can typically only be earned by buying Switch titles, and they can be used toward purchasing games and DLC from the Switch Eshop.

The Maximus Cup begins at 5 AM PT on March 8 and ends at 11:59 PT on March 10 (2:59 AM ET on March 11). You can read additional details about the event on Nintendo’s website.

Tetris 99 is a battle royale-inspired take on the classic puzzle game, pitting 99 players against each other in a competition to be the last one remaining. GameSpot’s Peter Brown called it “riveting experience that even at its worst is still a game very much worth playing” in our Tetris 99 review, and other critics have had similar positive things to say about it.

Tetris 99 is free to download for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Memberships cost $4 USD per month, $8 USD for three months, and $20 USD for 12 months. Nintendo also offers a $35 annual Family Membership that can be shared between eight Nintendo Accounts, even across multiple consoles.

Another perk you get for subscribing to the Nintendo Switch Online service is access to a catalog of classic NES games, which is updated monthly. This month, Nintendo will be adding Kid Icarus and StarTropics to the library beginning March 13.

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Author: Kevin Knezevic