If you’ve been participating in the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup competitions over the past few months but missed out on some of the rewards, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll have another chance in the next tournament.
In the 16th Maximus Cup, you’ll have the chance to earn three past in-game themes. Previously, you needed to score 100 points to earn the in-game theme reward; this time, you’ll only need to score 50.
There will be three rounds to this Maximus Cup.
Round one will feature Animal Crossing: New Horizons and will take place from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16. This cup originally took place earlier this year in May.
Round two will feature Luigi’s Mansion 3 and will take place from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19. This cup originally took place last year in October.
Round three will feature Ring Fit Adventure and will take place from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22. This cup originally took place earlier this year in April.
By earning 50 points in each of these rounds, you will unlock that game’s theme to use in Tetris 99.
Points in the Maximus Cup are awarded based on how well players rank in each battle: 1st place receives 100 points, 2nd place receives 50 points, 3rd place receives 30 points, 4th-10th place receives 20 points, 11th-30th place receives 15 points, 31st-50th place receives 10 points, 51st-90th place receives 5 points, and 91st-99th place receives 1 point.
If you are not familiar with Tetris 99, it is a Nintendo Switch Online exclusive game similar to the original Tetris. You are matched against 98 other players in real-time. All 99 players compete to clear lines, eliminate opponents, and be the last one standing.
Of course, you will need an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order to play Tetris 99 and participate in the Maximus Cup.
You can read more about the competition and how to play Tetris 99 by visiting Nintendo’s website.