I'm A Speedrunner 9 was is the tenth tournament in the IAS series. The tournament began on the 23rd of August 2014.

IAS 9 is an Argonaut tournament and is the first I'm A Speedrunner tournament to be based on a particular developers catalogue of games rather than a collection of games from a franchise or a year.

On August 4, 2014, Nintendogen64 uploaded the sign up video onto his channel announcing the tournament to be a purely knockout-based tournament. A short time later, Ratchet5 posted a response video explaining in detail why he felt having such a tournament would be counterintuitive for a tournament with a wide arrange of games to choose from, many of which new and returning competitors may have not played. He then proceeded to uploaded a signup video of his own on both his own YouTube channel as well as the Spyrospeedruns channel around August 13, 2014.

The tournament was underway until Round 2, when the round was delayed by more than 3 weeks. After Round 2 was finished, Nintendogen64 was determined to cancel the tournament, deeming it a "failure" and would not allow the tournament to continue. Once Ratchet5 uploaded a draw video for Round 3 on October 16, 2014, Nintendogen64 took control of the original account which forced everyone to move to a new account at IASR9 to finish the tournament. 3 days later, Nintendogen64 gave the original account back and the tournament continued.

Current ProgressEdit

▼The Sign Ups for the tournament began on August 4, 2014 and the tournament's official start date was August 23, 2014(Australia).

►24 people have signed up and are now locked in.

► Round 1 competitors were drawn on August 23, 2014.

► Round 2 competitors were drawn on September 8, 2014 and the round ended on October 12, 2014.

► The Semi-Finals began on October 16, 2014 and ended on October 24, 2014.

► The Grand Final was recorded around October 9, 2014 and uploaded a day later.

Special RulesEdit

These are the rules that apply specifically to IAS 9. For the general rules, see General IAS Rules.

Determined few - uploaders to the tournament channelEdit

In the past, one or more tournament channels on YouTube had nearly all their videos deleted or closed entirely. In order to decrease the changes of this from happening again, though not guaranteed, a determined few have been chosen to be allowed access to the YouTube channel.

If a competitor wishes to upload their edited video to the channel, they need to send them to one of the following people:

  • Ratchet5
  • Nintendogen64
  • KingEurope1
  • MuddyMaestro
  • DessertMonkeyJK

It is recommended that you send the videos to a file sharing or cloud storage site such as FileFactory or Google Drive due to the file size limit allowing large uploads. 


The approved games are any games from Argonaut Games' catalogue of games. Any game, any console as long as Argonaut Games had a role in the game's development are allowed. The entire list can be seen below:

Game Platform(s) Year Notes
Skyline Attack Commodore 64 1984
Alien Commodore 64 1985
Starglider Amegia, Arari ST,
MS-DOS, Commodore 64
Starglider 2 Amegia, Atari ST,
MS-DOS, Macintosh
Days of Thunder Amiga, Atari ST 1990
Race Drivin' Amiga, Atari ST 1992
A. T. A. C. PC 1992
Birds of Prey Amiga 1992
X Game Boy 1992
Star Fox SNES 1993 Assistance in programming
King Arthur's World SNES 1993
Vortex SNES 1993
Stunt Race FX SNES 1994 Assistance in programming
Creature Shock PC 1994
Ren & Stimpy: Fire Dogs SNES 1994
FX Fighter PC 1995
Alien Odyssey PC 1995
FX Fighter Turbo PC 1996
Scooby-Doo Mystery SNES 1996
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos PC, PS1, Sega Saturn 1997
Buck Bumble N64 1998
Croc 2 PC, PS1 1999
The Emperor's New Groove PC, PS1 2000
Alien: Resurrection PS1 2000
Red Dog: Superior Firepower Sega Dreamcast 2000
Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge PC, PS1 2000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone PC, PS1 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets PC, PS1 2002
Bionicle: Matoran Adventures GBA 2002
Bionicle: The Game GameCube, PC, PS2, Xbox 2003
I-Ninja GameCube, PC, PS2, Xbox 2003
SWAT: Global Strike Team PS2, Xbox 2003
Carve Xbox 2004
Catwoman: The Game GameCube, PS2 2004
Power Drome PS2, Xbox 2004
Malice PS2, Xbox 2004


The draw times are the same as IAS? Nein! and are based on the rounds rather than the match length.

Round Draw Time Match Length
1 4 seconds 10 - 25 mins
2 7 seconds 20 - 35 mins
3 10 seconds 30 - 50 mins
4 (Grand Final) 13 seconds 50 - 120 mins

Participating PlayersEdit

(Alphabetical order)
Previous Best
UK Bionicle2809 8th IAS? Nein! Round 3 3
AU CrystalFissure 9th IAS? Nein! 1st Place 8
US Darkflame78100 1st Debut None 1
US DessertMonkeyJK 8th IAS? Nein! Round 3  1
US DigitalMasterpieces 2nd IAS 8 Round 2 1
DK Heydavid17 2nd IAS 8 3rd Place 1
UK KingEurope1 10th IAS? Nein! Round 3 10
UK LonghairGaming 2nd IAS? Nein! Round 1 2
UK LyleBandicoot93 3rd IAS? Nein! Round 2 3
IE MrEddy1667ful 3rd IAS? Nein! Round 2 3
FI MrFinlandboy 8th IAS? Nein! 1st Place  2
AU MrFraserFilms2009 8th IAS 8 Round 1 1
IE MrGamesendy 4th IAS? Nein! 5th Place 2
AU MrPac131 3rd IAS? Nein! Round 1 3
CA MuddyMaestro 5th IAS? Nein! 4th Place 5
AU Nintendogen64 8th IAS? Nein! 3rd Place 8
EE Playsihull 4th IAS? Nein! Round 4 4
AU Ratchet5 10th IAS? Nein! 2nd Place  10
LV ShoReWol 3rd IAS? Nein! Round 4 3
UK SuperGhettoSandwich 2nd IAS? Nein! 4th Place  2
US Supster131 1st Debut None 1
AU Th3AustralianGam3r 3rd IAS? Nein! Round 2 3
AU TheStickKid 5th IAS? Nein! Round 4 3

Round 1Edit

Group AEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
Heydavid17 3 3 0 0 15
Th3AustralianGam3r 3 2 0 1 12
MrGamesendy 3 1 0 2 9
LonghairGaming 3 0 0 3 6
Player 1 Versus Player 2
MrGamesendy Video Heydavid17
Th3AustralianGam3r Video LonghairGaming
LonghairGaming No Video* MrGamesendy
Heydavid17 Video Th3AustralianGam3r
LonghairGaming Video Heydavid17
Th3AustralianGam3r Video MrGamesendy
Matches Uploaded: 5/6

*The match between MrGamesendy & LonghairGaming was done, but was never uploaded nor even edited.

Group BEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
MrFinlandboy 3 3 0 0 15
MrPac131 (Kicked out) 3 2 0 1 12
Ratchet5 3 1 0 2 9
MrFraserFilms2009 3 0 0 3 6
Player 1 Versus Player 2
MrFinlandboy Video MrFraserFilms2009
Ratchet5 Video MrPac131
MrFinlandboy Video MrPac131
MrFraserFilms2009 Video Ratchet5
MrPac131 Video MrFraserFilms2009
Ratchet5 Video MrFinlandboy
Matches Uploaded: 6/6

Group CEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
MuddyMaestro 3 3 0 0 15
Supster131 3 2 0 1 10
CrystalFissure 3 1 0 2 9
ShoReWol 3 0 0 3 6
Player 1 Versus Player 2
CrystalFissure Video Supster131
MuddyMaestro Video ShoReWol
CrystalFissure Video ShoReWol
Supster131 Video MuddyMaestro
ShoReWol Video Supster131
MuddyMaestro Video CrystalFissure
Matches Uploaded: 6/6

Group DEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
MrEddy1667ful 2 1 0 1 7
KingEurope1 3 1 0 2 9
LyleBandicoot93 3 2 0 1 12
ScopesThatAreQuick (Disqualified) 2 1 0 1 5
Player 1 Versus Player 2
MrEddy1667ful Video KingEurope1
LyleBandicoot93 Void* ScopesThatAreQuick
MrEddy1667ful Not Done ScopesThatAreQuick
KingEurope1 Video LyleBandicoot93
ScopesThatAreQuick Video KingEurope1
LyleBandicoot93 Video MrEddy1667ful
Matches Uploaded: 5/6

*Due to ScopesThatAreQuick being inactive, LyleBandicoot93 decided to upload a speedrun to the channel by himself, and as a result, ScopesThatAreQuick gets no points, while LyleBandicoot93 is awarded a walkover win, and gets 5 points.

Triple Threat Edit

With a win and a loss to LyleBandicoot93, MrEddy1667ful & KingEurope1 in between each other, the final result of the group would depend on the 3 runners' results with ScopesThatAreQuick (Who nobody knew was in fact TheSubpixel).

Due to suspicions between the hosts that ScopesThatAreQuick was a "troll", he was eventually disqualified and his only run against KingEurope1 was made void, forcing the 3 tied runners into a triple threat.

A randomisation was done in order to pick the game that would be done for the triple threat match (seen here ) which resulted in the selection of the game "The Emperor's New Groove". Despite the result of the randomization, the speedrun was changed to Croc 1 with the task of beating the second boss with a total of 200 crystals.

During the run, LyleBandicoot93 was having issues and was prone to getting hit a lot and proceeded to get a game over several times. This lead him to forfeit the match and therefore not finish.

Result Players
1st MrEddy1667ful
2nd KingEurope1
DNF LyleBandicoot93

Group EEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
Bionicle2809 3 2 0 1 12
DigitalMasterpieces 3 2 0 1 12
DessertMonkeyJK 3 1 1 1 10
Nintendogen64 3 0 1 2 7
Player 1 Versus Player 2
DigitalMasterpieces Video Nintendogen64
Bionicle2809 Video DessertMonkeyJK
DigitalMasterpieces Video DessertMonkeyJK
Nintendogen64 Video Bionicle2809
DessertMonkeyJK Video Nintendogen64
Bionicle2809 Video DigitalMasterpieces
Matches Uploaded: 6/6

Group FEdit

Competitor P W D L Points
SuperGhettoSandwich 3 3 0 0 15
TheStickKid 3 2 0 1 12
Playsihull 3 1 0 2 9
Darkflame78100 3 0 0 3 6
MetroPex (Replaced) 0 0 0 0 0
Player 1 Versus Player 2
Darkflame78100 Video SuperGhettoSandwich
TheStickKid Video Playsihull
Darkflame78100 Video Playsihull
SuperGhettoSandwich Video TheStickKid
Playsihull Video SuperGhettoSandwich
TheStickKid Video Darkflame78100
Matches Uploaded: 6/6

Round 2Edit

Round 2 began on September 8, 2014 and took more than a month to finish, finishing on October 12, 2014. The round was delayed by 3 of the 6 matches:

MrPac131 vs HeyDavid17Edit

MrPac131 usually had Ratchet5 organise his matches, as they were IRL friends and MrPac131 is known to be inept at setting up his own speedruns. Ratchet5 was busy at the time however and refused to help MrPac131 to do his speedrun. MrPac131 never organised his speedrun with Heydavid17 and was deemed apathetic about the tournament by the community.

Sitting at 3rd place in his group, Ratchet5 was set to be his replacement. Although DigitalMasterpieces protested against a host putting himself back into the tournament, wanting to face MrPac131 instead, Ratchet5 replaced MrPac131.

Ratchet5 woke up at 4 AM to do the speedrun and chose to do it on his notebook laptop, which is bad at emulating PlayStation 1 games. The speedrun was in Alien: Resurrection as a race to beat level 2. Both Heydavid17 and Ratchet5 were playing the game fully blind and two hours into the speedrun, neither had completed the objective. Heydavid17 was somewhere in level 2 and Ratchet5 was stuck on level 1. Eventually, they both agreed to change the goal to beating level 1 and so Heydavid17 had won the speedrun.

Ratchet5, still busy, took several days to render and upload his speedrun. During the upload, Ratchet5's laptop suddenly turned off. Ratchet5's laptop stopped working and it wasn't until a week later when Ratchet5 was able to get the footage for the speedrun off the laptop using a SATA cable.

Heydavid17 received the footage on October 12, 2014, but realised that he could not find his own footage. Ratchet5 agreed to give Heydavid17 the win despite Heydavid17 not having his own footage.

Groups Winners Runner-ups
A Heydavid17 Th3AustralianGam3r
B MrFinlandboy MrPac131*
C MuddyMaestro Supster131
D MrEddy1667ful KingEurope1
E Bionicle2809 DigitalMasterpieces
F SuperGhettoSandwich TheStickKid
Player 1 vs.  Player 2
Bionicle2809 Video KingEurope1
MuddyMaestro Video TheStickKid
MrEddy1667ful Video Th3AustralianGam3r
Heydavid17 Video Ratchet5*
MrFinlandboy Video Supster131
SuperGhettoSandwich Video DigitalMasterpieces

(*) - Ratchet5 replaced MrPac131.

Round 3Edit

  • Bionicle2809
  • TheStickKid
  • MrEddy1667ful
  • Heydavid17
  • Supster131
  • SuperGhettoSandwich
Player 1 vs.  Player 2
TheStickKid Video KingEurope1*
Heydavid17 Video SuperGhettoSandwich
Supster131 Video MrEddy1667ful

(*)KingEurope1 replaced Bionicle2809 due to the latter being inactive.

Grand FinalEdit

  • TheStickKid
  • SuperGhettoSandwich
  • Supster131
Rank Grand Final
Gold TheStickKid
Silver SuperGhettoSandwich
Bronze Supster131

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