Hello everybody, and welcome to the Australian outback. This wonderful, beautiful place will be the setting for a monumental, a fantastic, a groundbreaking new form of entertainment. For the first time ever, sixteen speedrunners will enter the speedrun jungle, and will compete until there is only one left standing, and they will be crowned King, or Queen, in I'm a Speedrunner - GET ME TO THE END OF THERE!
The setup of the original I'm A Speedrunner tournament was very different from future editions. The first and most obvious difference was that there were five people in each group instead of four, and therefore three people went through from each group instead of two.
Then Round 2, would consist of 4 separate speedruns with 3 people in each of them, chosen randomly. The top 2 in each of these 4 speedruns would proceed to the Quarter Finals, with the other being eliminated.
The 8 remaining would go head-to-head in standard knockouts, which were once again randomly drawn. Then the winners would pass forward to the Semi-Finals, where there were 2 1v1 matches. The winners of these would go into the Grand Final, to decide who would be declared winner of I'm A Speedrunner 1.