Get Yourself Speedrunning: A Series of 3 Weekly Post-AGDQ Races

You wanted it, you've got it! Get Yourself Speedrunning returns immediately after AGDQ 2017, bringing you 3 HUGE races with live commentary coverage, as well as comprehensive tournaments to keep the action going throughout this spring. As always we've made sure to choose 3 games which we feel make excellent speedruns, and which we think will appeal to both existing speedrunners who want to branch out, and potential runners looking for a solid game idea to start out with.

For those who can't join, we are going to be re-streaming some of the top runners of the game on our Twitch channel, featuring commentary by some of our favorite hosts in the community. Details on each race are as follows. Featured racers may change pending any last minute surprises.


Game: Final Fantasy IV
Goal: Paladin%
When: January 21st, 2pm EST / 7pm GMT
Goal clarification: Concludes upon seeing the "Cecil became a Paladin!" dialog after defeating Dark Knight Cecil.
Rules: Global SRL rules apply.
Final lineup: neerrm, riversmccown, the_roth and couch_23. Commentary provided by mrcab, eLmaGus and Puwexil.
Tutorial resources: See the FFIV tournament info document.

Game: Portal
Goal: Beat the game, no oob
When: January 28th, 2pm EST / 7pm GMT
Goal clarification: Beat the game without having your camera or placed portals leave the map and without scripts,macros or cheats. Quicksaves and quickloads are allowed. Should you peek oob by accident and DID profit from it - you have to load the last save.
Rules: Timing begins when the crosshair appears and ends when it disappears after Glados' death.
Final lineup: TBD. Commentary provided by spikevegeta and TBD.
Tutorial resources: Youtube playlist by XeiZ

Game: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Goal: Any%
When: February 4th, 2pm EST / 7pm GMT
Goal clarification: Beat the game using Kirby.
Rules: Timing starts on "one player game" and ends on the final hit on Nightmare.
Final lineup: Halodude, Shasta, Suzuri and TBD. Commentary provided by darkman78 and swordsmankirby.
Tutorial resources: WR run by Kobral1003.

We want to make these races as big as possible, and you can help us by putting this small banner in your Twitch bio, and linking it to this news post:

Join the Get Yourself Speedrunning races every Saturday from January 21st - February 4th @ 2pm EST / 7pm GMT, and help to make them as big as possible!

Streaming is required for all 3 races. The races will take place on our IRC server. If you're not sure how to get started, you can use the step-by-step guide in our FAQ. You can also join on our IRC server if you have any questions about using our racing services.


For Portal and Kirby we will be featuring the usual double elimination tournament. The FFIV tournament is organized by the FFIV community, featuring a round robin, followed by a double elimination bracket. The tournaments are open entry, meaning that people of all skill levels are free to join. More details can be found on the individual tournament pages below:

Final Fantasy IV
Registration closes Jan. 24th
Tournament begins Jan. 28th

Registration closes Jan. 29th
Tournament begins Feb. 1st

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Registration closes Feb. 6th
Tournament begins Feb. 8th

And of course don't forget about Mystery Tournament X! You can find all information on the Mystery Website.

Thank you all for your continued support, we hope to see you join the community and Get Yourself Speedrunning!

SpeedRunsLive staff - January 2017