Nintendo presents the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup. 999 Players will be awarded gold coins for Puzzle Royale victories.

Many laughed when Nintendo debuted Tetris 99 as a new addition to their online service subscription. A battle royale version of Tetris is a ridiculous thing… Until you actually play it.

Tetris 99 is a fast paced and skill driven experience where you and 98 other players vie to survive the longest against not only your own falling blocks but those sent at you by attackers as well. You even get to see all 99 players in the background of your screen as they drop one by one. It’s a rush and it’s “free” for anyone with a Nintendo Online sub.

This new event hosted by Nintendo will award the 999 players with the most wins in Tetris 99 starting March 8th to March 10th with $10 worth of credit for the Nintendo eShop. Seeing how the event is free to enter that’s not a bad setup.

Here’s more info directly from Nintendo:

Contest Period: The Contest runs from, March 8, 2019 at 5:00 AM through March 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM (all times in these Official Rules are Pacific Time).

Online Event Details: To enter, you must play the Tetris® 99 game during the Contest Period. There will be 999 Contest winners. Winners will be selected based on how many TETRIS MAXIMUS wins they accumulated during the Contest Period. A TETRIS MAXIMUS win is classified as finishing a Tetris® 99 game in first place, over the other 98 players.

Selection of Winners: On or about March 24, 2019, Sponsor will identify the 999 players with the most TETRIS MAXIMUS wins during the Contest Period as potential winners. In the event of any ties, player(s) that achieved their last TETRIS MAXIMUS win in the fastest time will be the potential winner(s). The potential winners will be notified by the email associated with their Nintendo Account on or about March 24, 2019. After verification of the entrant’s eligibility, such entrant will be awarded a prize, as set forth below. If a prize is won by a Minor, it will be awarded to a parent or guardian on the Minor’s behalf.

Prizes: 999 winners will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $10 US each). Total ARV of all prizes: $9,990 US.