Jonas Neubauer Biography – Jonas Neubauer Wiki
Jonas Neubauer was an American professional Tetris player. He was the 7-time winner of the Classic Tetris World Championship, winning in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The championship contacted Neubauer after he posted a video of himself playing Tetris on YouTube where he earned a “max out” score of 999,999, according to a 2019 interview with Shacknews.
Neubauer had been playing Tetris since he was 9. He bought the game with his own allowance money. He told Shacknews that his first competitive experience with Tetris was when he played against his father. He told Rolling Stone that he first played the game on his uncle Bill’s ’85 Macintosh computer.
Neubauer also held the world record for the fastest time to get 300,000 points in Tetris on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a time of one minute and 50 seconds. He was trying to achieve the world record for the fastest time to clear 100 lines in the game but accidentally got the record for 300K points instead.
Currently, his record for the 300K points speedrun sits at sixth overall in the world. He is tied with Korean player Koryan. As for his record for the 100 lines speedrun, he sits in second place overall in the world with a time of three minutes and nine seconds and is tied with user JdMfX_. He along with his wife, Heather Ito, hold the second place spot for the 2-player glitchless speedrun of Streets of Rage on the Sega Genesis for the Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties.
Jonas Neubauer Age
He was born on November 21, 1981. He died on January 4, 2021.
Jonas Neubauer Wife
He was married to his wife Heather Ito. Jonas Neubauer’s wife Heather Ito is a world champion in her own right. She won the Dr. Mario World Championship in 2019.
Jonas Neubauer Children
He had no children.
Jonas Neubauer Family
Neubauer is survived by his wife Heather Ito, his mom Sharry Neubauer, his brothers Jason and Justin, and his 6 nephews.
Jonas Neubauer Death
Neubauer passed away on January 4, 2021, at the age of 39 following a sudden medical emergency. His passing was announced on his Twitter account: “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 Classic Tetris World Championship tweeted: “We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4. We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace.”
Vince Clemente from the Classic Tetris World Championship team issued the following statement to Shacknews: “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 Neubauer Cause of Death
Jonas Neubauer’s cause of death was not revealed. According to an announcement on his Twitter account, “Information to follow when it becomes available.”
Jonas Neubauer Net Worth
Jonas Neubauer’s net worth is unclear. He earned prize money totaling to $3,250 from 5 tournaments, in 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015, according to Esports Earnings.
Jonas Neubauer Nationality
He was of American nationality.
Jonas Neubauer Instagram
Jonas Neubauer’s Instagram is @neubsauce. His Instagram bio reads, “7 time world champ of NES Tetris, Twitch partner, part time 60 year old man from Albacete.”