The Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP event is returning

Love Tetris, own a Nintendo Switch, subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service and want to earn free eShop My Nintendo Gold Points? Well, here’s your chance!

The next Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP event has been scheduled, and it kicks off on April 12th, 2019 and runs through April 14th, 2019,  and unlike before, it will provide players with a bit of a more level playing field. The top 999 players will all earn 999 My Nintendo Gold Points each, although accruing points in this second event is just about playing well, not winning as in the first version of the event.

In theory that should make it a bit easier to get in the top 999 players, but we’ll have to see how it all plays out in the end.

See the announcement below and make sure to download the free to play Tetris 99 in the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP is back … and players of all skill levels can join in on the fun!

From April 12 at 6 a.m. PT through April 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT, just start playing the game to enter. The Tetris 99 2nd MAXIMUS CUP is different than the first one, as you don’t have to win first place to score points. Even if you place high during matches, but don’t win, you could still come out on top.

The higher you place at the end of each match, the more points you earn, with every 100 points counting as a TETRIS MAXIMUS. During the week of April 28, the top 999 players with the most event points will be notified, and each will receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points*.

By participating in this event you could end up winning enough Gold Points to get some awesome games in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or even other fun goodies! More information about My Nintendo Gold Points can be discovered by visiting

In addition to the free-to-download software Tetris 99, Nintendo Switch Online members gain access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, a selection of classic NES games with newly added online play and a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. For more information about Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit

Don’t miss out and feel like an awkwardly placed L-Tetrimino. Slide into this online event like an I-Tetrimino fitting snuggly into the side of a full Matrix and have a high-scoring blast!

Tetris 99 is available for free on Nintendo Switch as a special offer for people with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. In the game, you play matches where 99 players compete together until only one is left standing.