Team iQ Enters the Speedrunning Scene

Written by Ruh – March 15, 2021

Earlier in February of 2021, Team iQ decided to enter the speedrunning scene by signing on their first speedrunner, Pablo “Dayoman” Munoz-Snyder. Dayoman is well known in the speedrunning community for both his amazing world record times in Spyro the Dragon (1998) and his infinitely entertaining personality, both in person and on stream.

On January 17, 2021, a YouTube content creator named ThaRixer uploaded a 22 minute video biography about Dayoman which went into detail on Dayoman’s lengthy speedrunning career and backstory on how he got to where he is today.

The video went viral over the course of a week, bringing in nearly 400,000 views along with massive exposure to Dayoman and his online platforms. Because of this, Dayoman went from 70 average viewers to 250 average viewers on his Twitch live stream channel, which led to him getting partnered on the platform.

Team iQ took interest in Dayoman’s success in the rather niche field of speedrunning and decided now would be a good time to offer him an opportunity to join one of the first esports organizations to support the speedrunning community and it’s overwhelmingly talented members.