This is a huge loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit and kindness.
Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community as we all mourn his passing. https://t.co/iOJWFdBuv0
– Tetris (@Tetris_Official) January 9, 2021
In his interview with Vice, Neubauer compared his playing style to a jazz pianist in that it could be quite chaotic and that he always improvised instead of sticking to a plan. Aside from participating in the Classic Tetris World Championship, Neubauer has also streamed on Twitch under the NubbinsGoody handle in recent years. While he obviously poured a lot of Tetris games, he also made videos with other games like Last of Us 2 Even Caves and dragons.
The Classic Tetris World Championship website has posted a statement that remembers Neubauer as a person and as a legend in the community. It includes a clip of his last match in the 2020 tournament, where he played against Jacob “Huffulufugus”