Tetris Cup challenge

Thread in 'Locations & Events' started by caffeine, 21 Oct 2007.

  1. Chaos achieved his qualifier score by doing a B2BTSD then Tetrising the rest. A lot of other players were T-spinning during practice, which is probably why I feared them in the first place.
  2. Chaos

    Chaos Unregistered

    With all that I need to work on, I'll probably be practicing a lot more now. Hopefully I can better the recognition of t-spin opportunity and get faster at the setups.

    here's what my friend got to film of the tourney. So you guys can see how our competition was.

    1st Team Match, Round 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx00c_cMsbw

    1st Team Match, Round 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNMmBAWrHZ0

    2nd Team Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXTE_WGVoww

    Team Semifinals 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONxgoTV7i7Q

    Team Semifinals 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8_yBw5pZY

    Individual Semifinals 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-I2b8okaNA

    Individual Semifinals 1 (me and z-flo): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzmyqL9XFI

    3rd Place Team Match, Round 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTjTlRFv31U

    3rd Place Team Match, Round 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3U7Nh_M93Q

    Team Finals Pretalk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLwtM9c3v4

    Team Finals, Round 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdFHgquEX0Y

    Team Finals, Round 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-0G5sLYQ88

    Individual Finals Pretalk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otc2YrOObU0

    Individual Finals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jSGRXPmVxA

    Staff Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3hgCGU7pS4

    Notice how for team battles, me and z-flo are on the same team. Lol. For that staff game, it's me against that guy who I said was good. My friend's camera dies out after only getting part of the second game, but I won 1 out of 4 matches against him.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    Nicely done with the videos!

    From the looks of it, you guys totally outclassed the other players.
  4. tepples

    tepples Lockjaw developer

    I just watched "Tetris Cup Individual Semifinals 1".

    Around 1:50: "tet-ruh-MEE-no"? Way to paper over the hottest spelling debate between the mathematician camp (tetromino) and the Tetris Holding camp (tetrimino) by putting a schwa there. (Compare answers.com which claims te-TROM-i-no.) Does he order "duh-MEE-nose" pizza?

    And notice how the announcer calls it the "straight tet-ruh-MEE-no" not the "I tet-ruh-MEE-no".

    The "nick of time" comments around 2:40 make me wonder whether the announcer knows anything about the Random Generator.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    tepples, you're such a critic. [​IMG] But aren't we all? [​IMG]

    And yeah, I was pondering about the pronunciation too. I always thought the stresses are on the second and fourth syllables.
  6. Chaos

    Chaos Unregistered

    Some competition is better than none at all though. Playing really well with the announcer talking does get a tad difficult at times. I didn't bother to pay attention to his pronunciation because I can't expect much from someone who knows little-to-nothing about the actual game itself.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    Sooo....what happened to the prizes?
  8. jujube

    jujube Unregistered

    you guys got to meet Alexey Pajitnov. that's awesome [​IMG]

    i still can't get over the best-of-3 format though [​IMG]
  9. i think the average untaught person will look at the word tetromino and will think tet-tro-mee-no and not te-trom-mee-no, and that's how i thought it was pronounced too for a while.

    anyway, you guys are awesome for posting up video footage of the tournament. thanks a bunch. i'm totally gay for any kind of tetris competition video stuff.
  10. At the very least, the announcer talked about our playing styles more than others'. Not exactly a good thing, what with the other still very good players out there in the tournament... ah well.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    I found it a little funny how the announcer described the playing styles. From what I saw, it seems you guys were the only ones using an actual strategy.

    You guys should stop by the Blockstats chat sometimes. We host games there regularly especially on weekends.
  12. massi4h

    massi4h Unregistered

    Even though the announcer doesn't know much and uses un-tetris terms (straight tetromino with wierd pronounciation) it made it really epic. So far I've only watched the match between you two and well you both have good speed, but yeah there is quite a lot of overstacking and when you guys get close to the top you're sometimes rushing too much to tetris, rather than cancel.

    But wow, awesome prizes, plus you both won the team tournament as well, congrats heaps guys, really wish I coulda been there.
  13. jujube

    jujube Unregistered

    it doesn't surprise me that someone would pronounce it that way, if they're thinking "tetra" + "mino". i mean, what the hell is a tetra minnow anyway?

    oh, nevermind.
  14. gko

    gko Unregistered

    Well, for one, I saw their team mate lugging that Wii box home on the bus ... do none of you guys have cars!? It's a good thing she didn't win that TV! [​IMG]
  15. gko

    gko Unregistered

    dunno, Columbia School of Broadcasting official pronunciation? [​IMG][​IMG] The announcer is a radio DJ here. http://www.star1019.com/pages/maleko.html
  16. Chaos

    Chaos Unregistered

    Well my friend z-flo got $1500 towards air travel. Second prize was a 32 inch Sony Bravia (so much epic win with that prize). I got third and received an ipod touch (but i gave it to a good friend of mine). For the team tourney, we all got nintendo wiis...

    I'm on blockstats once in a while, but I didn't know you guys hosted games. Maybe I'll check in more often.
  17. i've always thought it was pronounced like domino. like te-trom-ino. is that the way you guys are saying its pronounced or am I saying it wrong.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    That's how I say it.
  19. all right, thanks . there needs to be an Encyclopedia Tetranica that has all the facts about the game tetris in it.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    What the TetrisConcept wiki will be eventually. [​IMG]

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