Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Any% Tournament 2019

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The run category for this tournament is Any%. Timing starts on selecting "one player game" and ends on the final hit on Nightmare. Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

The tournament will have round-robin pools followed by a top 16 double-elimination bracket. See this pastebin for details regarding the tourney format. Players should be available so that they can play approximately three matches every two weeks.

For convenience, here is the link to the Google Doc being used to track this tourney's group stage.


Group stage seeding will be determined by time on the official speedrun.com leaderboard.There are two exceptions, and two exceptions only: 1) Runs that are known to have been performed on emulator with no BIOS will have 50 seconds added to the time for seeding 

2) Emulator runs faster than 41:00 with video proof will be considered for seeding if submitted to the tournament admin (MKCocoon). However, if the runner has not been regularly streaming attempts or is not already known among the community, such runs will be treated with suspicion.

Players without any submitted times will be randomized at the bottom.


Registration ends and seeding locks: April 27th 12:00 AM MDT

Tournament begins: April 28th.


In order to ensure fairness in loading times, all players must use either console (DS, GBP, or Wii U VC) or one of the following emulators:

  • mGBA
  • BizHawk with mGBA core

Additionally, if an emulator is used, the GBA BIOS file must be used, and the Game Boy Advance startup screen must be displayed before the race begins. 

You must stream your races, and they will be mirrored on one of the SpeedGaming channels. Ensure you have nothing over your game feed and no audio except for game audio when you are racing. It is also recommended that you locally save your race-stream file in the event that your stream is disconnected and you are “proofcalled” on your time. Once the race is completed, please contact the tournament admin to update the standings and times.

All races will be retimed to ensure accurate distribution of points, and the winner of a very close race will be decided by retime down to the frame if necessary. If a race somehow ties to the frame (shoutouts to LilKirbs and Stravos), it will have to be replayed.

To coordinate races, either SpeedRunsLive (SRL) or Speedman's Discord Racebot can be used. If you elect to use SRL but do not know how to set it up, please contact an SG volunteer for assistance. 


Leaderboards: https://www.speedrun.com/knidl

Beginner any% tutorial: https://www.speedrun.com/knidl/guide/u8n6m

Kirby speedrunning discord: https://discord.gg/cdTEzt7


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