The Mario Kart 8 North American Open isn’t the only online competition Nintendo is hosting this weekend. The company has also announced the details of Tetris 99‘s next Maximus Cup event. This month’s contest kicks off on Friday, September 20, at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET, and it’ll give players a chance to win a couple of Kirby-themed rewards.
The seventh Maximus Cup runs until 11:59 PM PT on September 23. Like previous events, this one is point based; you’ll earn points depending on how well you place in each match, and if you can amass at least 100 points by the end of the competition, you’ll earn a special in-game theme based on Switch’s new free-to-play game, Super Kirby Clash.
The #Tetris99 7th MAXIMUS CUP is here to celebrate the release of the new free-to-start game, #SuperKirbyClash! Earn 100 event points to get an in-game theme AND 99 Gem Apples for use in Super Kirby Clash! Event starts on 9/20. @Tetris_officialhttps://t.co/jrWEmtDND8 pic.twitter.com/UfhRsYJryP
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) September 17, 2019
That’s not all; this time, there’s a second prize up for grabs. In addition to the Kirby theme, players who reach 100 points during the Maximus Cup will also take home 99 Gem Apples for Super Kirby Clash. Gem Apples are the title’s in-game currency, and they’re used to craft new gear, purchase items, and unlock levels. You can read more details about the contest on the Tetris 99 website.
Tetris 99 is free to download and play for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. If you have a paid subscription, you can also pick up a free bundle of Gem Apples for Super Kirby Clash right now from the Switch Eshop (as well as a free Spirit Board Challenge Pack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate). You can learn more about the service in our guide to Nintendo Switch Online.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 North American Open takes place on Sunday, September 22. The top eight players in that tournament will win 2,500 My Nintendo Gold points, which equates to $25 in credit for the Switch Eshop. The full contest rules can be found on Nintendo’s website.
Source: Game Spot Mashup