Maximus Cup announced for Tetris 99

Put your skills to the test in the first official in-game event for Tetris 99, the Maximus Cup.

Following its release on February 13, Nintendo Switch owners have poured hundreds upon hundreds of hours into Tetris 99. Touted as a “battle royale” game, Tetris 99 pits you against 98 other players in an exciting, fast-paced arena. Now, there’s even more incentive to marathon games of Tetris 99 thanks to the announcement of a brand new in-game event, the Maximus Cup.

Maximus Cup Announced for Tetris 99

The Maximus Cup gives 999 different Tetris 99 players a chance to win 999 My Nintendo Points!
The Maximus Cup gives 999 different Tetris 99 players a chance to win 999 My Nintendo Points!
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The Maximus Cup is an upcoming event in Tetris 99 that’s scheduled to run from March 8 at 5:00 a.m. (PST) or 8:00 a.m. (EST), until March 10 at 11:59 p.m. (PST) or 2:59 a.m. (EST). During that time, 999 different Tetris 99 players have a chance to win 999 My Nintendo Points, valued at approximately $10.

My Nintendo Points can be used in a variety of different ways on the Nintendo eShop from purchasing new games, to snagging DLC add-ons for games you already own. To earn your place among these top 999 players, all you need to do is rack up as many first-place wins as you can. The more first-place wins you earn from March 8 until March 10, the higher you’ll rank.

Tetris 99 is free-to-play on Nintendo Switch, exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members. If you’ve yet to purchase a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, you can do so here. Subscriptions are priced at $4 (USD) per month, $8 (USD) for three months, and $20 (USD) for a full year.

For more rules and details regarding the Maximus Cup event for Tetris 99, head over to Nintendo’s official website. For more on Tetris 99, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to play Tetris 99, and how badges work in Tetris 99.

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