With a final round game score of 544,534 points, Jonas Neubauer was crowned the world champion of classic Tetris.
The 29-year-old mortgage loan coordinator from Redondo Beach was one of more than 200 Tetris-ites who showed up for Sunday's tournament at the Downtown Independent theater.
He defeated Harry Hong, a 25-year-old logistics specialist from Los Angeles, in the final round, earning $1,000 and serious Nintendo street cred.
The inaugural tournament was organized by former Nintendo World Champion and Tetris expert Robin Mihara, with help from UncleTusk Productions and Blue Planet Software, according to organizers.
The tournament will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the game.