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[Once] 2018/01/15 Harddrop - Win a Tetris Tshirt (random - good odds!) + tourney prizes (skill - bad odds..) [worldwide]

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2018/01/15 Harddrop - Win a Tetris Tshirt (random - good odds!) + tourney prizes (skill - bad odds..) [worldwide]

Harddrop is hosting its final Tetris tournament, played on the free TetrisFriends website with prizes sponsored by Blue Planet Software. While some of the prizes are for those who make it to the Top 3, there is a Tetris tshirts random draw for anyone who signs up + a Tetris microcard random draw for those who play all their tourney rounds (which could be just one match if you're as bad as me..). The last tourney had around 160 entrants, and only 97 sign-ups right now, so odds aren't that bad.

Rules and prize pictures are at the bottom of this page: http://harddrop.com/tourney

Here's how you enter:
1. Create a TetrisFriends account here and remember your "Screen Name": https://www.tetrisfriends.com/users/register.php

(You might need to allow Flash to complete the process and access the game. If you're using Google Chrome, just click the "circle i" icon on the left of the URL web address bar -> "ask" -> "always allow on this site" -> reload the page)

2. Fill in and submit your TetrisFriends screen username and e-mail address at the top of this page: http://harddrop.com/tourney

And you're done! .. although I recommend two more steps:

3. Play a game of Tetris Sprint: http://www.tetrisfriends.com/games/Sprint/game.php This will help Harddrop seed the tourney (based on your speed).

4. Play a few games in Tetris Arena since this is where the tourney matches will be played: http://www.tetrisfriends.com/games/Live/game.php

And if you're not familiar with TetrisFriends, the basic controls are: up down left right keys. Then z x and spacebar once you get the hang of that. More tutorials here: http://www.tetrisfriends.com/help/tips.php

The tourney starts on the 16th, but registration ends on the 15th so that's what I put down for the end date. Good luck, and hopefully there's some Tetris pros on RFD who'll make it to the top!
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Last day! They're up to 181 entrants, so it could be better than a 1 in 20 chance if they give out 10 or more tshirts, and maybe a 1 in 150 for the Microcard since there's usually a handful of no-shows.

Again, if you want to make sure you're IN-in the draw, play one round of Tetris Sprint after signing up to help them seed the tourney. It's a bit of a headache for them to figure out where to slot a new player in the bracket with blank data to work with. :P Only takes 2 to 5 minutes: http://www.tetrisfriends.com/games/Sprint/game.php

Thanks to everyone who's joined and good luck in the tourney! The good thing about Tetris is that it's easy to pick up (just a pain to master..). I really enjoy these annual Tetris tourneys and sad that this is the last one, so just hoping they crack 200 entrants or maybe even beat the old 250 record to give it a nice send-off. :)

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