Tetris Primetime happens once a day at 7:30pm for most players in a region. Depending on what time zone you are in, Primetime may be earlier or later for you, but it will be the same time every day. We recommend turning on your notifications so that you don’t have to remember WHEN Primetime is, but there will always be a countdown to the next Primetime in-game if you forget to! If you don’t see a banner for Primetime in your app, nothing’s wrong with your game - it simply means you’re in a territory where we are not running cash prizes.
Our current list of Primetime-eligible countries are: USA, Canada, Chile, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, South Africa, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. In certain parts of Canada and Australia you will not be able to play based on local laws. We will be adding more countries to Primetime over time.
Once you’re in Primetime, you’ll notice that the game is broken up into timed rounds. Every round, you’ve got a score goal you’re trying to hit before the timer runs out. If you hit that score goal AND you’ve still got time left, you enter Frenzy Time! Frenzy Time is a bonus mode where you score double points until the end of the round.
If you don’t hit the score goal, your game isn’t over, but you will get some Garbage added to the bottom of your Matrix - a couple of lines that’ll make the next round a little bit harder. Some Garbage you can clear, some Garbage you can’t - it changes up every night to keep things interesting.
Garbage or no, if you survive all the rounds you’ll be a Victor. Only Victors will be placed on the final leaderboard! That’s good - but even if you don’t make it to the final leaderboard, you can still win money! The better you play the more chances you have to win!