This Video Takes You Inside The Head Of A Real Life ‘Tetris Master’

Eli Markstrom is one of the best Tetris players in the world. Prior to the filming of this video at the Portland Gaming Expo, Eli had not played Tetris competitively in about two years — but came out to compete in the World Tetris Championships anyway.  By day, Eli is a personal trainer and advocate for Bulletproof coffee, and had these words to say about his beloved game:

“I like the fact that Tetris is kind of like life. Whatever comes at you, you just gotta keep going — you gotta keep trying to make the best out of what’s in front of you.

So on that note, I won’t spoil how far Eli makes it into the championship, but my takeaway of the 10+ minute video is that I want to play Tetris now. NOW. Now now now now now. I feel like a former smoker who just got a whiff of that sweet, sweet tobacco. So if you need me, I’ll be staring bloodshot at falling blocks on my TV screen until I get couch sores.