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The Iron Man of Gaming is ScrewAttack's competition to find out who is the best all-rounded gamer. It began in 2007, but as of 2009, it became a regular feature of SGC. There are roughly 6 games chosen to be competed on, and a mystery game (or in some cases two mystery games), which is not known about until the game is actually played. The mystery game is usually a game that is about to be released, so nobody has played it before.

Iron Man of Gaming took place each year from 2007 until 2011, then again from 2013 until 2015. It did not take place in 2012. Craig and Chad host these events.


List of Mystery Games Edit

Each IMOG has one or two mystery games. These games are not announced until they are about to be played, and are usually only available to the top 16 or top 8 competitors. 2010 and 2013 IMoG's had two mystery games. The list of games are:

  • 2007: Halo 2
  • 2008: Guitar Hero Aerosmith
  • 2009: Nintendo World Championship
  • 2010: Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Sonic 4: Episode 1
  • 2011: Rayman Origins
  • 2013: Ducktales Remastered and Killer Instinct (Xbox One)
  • 2014: Lethal League

2007 event Edit

The 2007 Iron Man of Gaming was held at Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas between August 30th until September 2nd. The prize was $1000 and a championship belt. First place was Chris "Kumachine" Delp. Second place was awarded to Louis "Big Lou" Hughes.

List of games Edit

  • Street Fighter II
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Mystery Game: Halo 2 (Xbox)
  • Madden NFL 08
  • Dead or Alive (Xbox 360)

2008 event Edit

The 2008 event was held between June 19th through to the 22nd and was held at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapeville, Texas. It was re-branded to include "all consoles", "all genres" and "all eras" after the previous year focused more on Microsoft consoles. Top prize was $10,000 in cash and prizes. Five classic games, four current games and one mystery game were chosen. The event was documented by PBC Productions.

The winner was Harrison Fluster, with the previous year's winner Chris Delp as runner-up.

List of Games Edit

  • Mutant League Football
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (SNES)
  • Killer Instinct (SNES)
  • Hydro Thunder (Dreamcast)
  • GoldenEye 007 (N64)
  • Wii Sports (Wii) - Boxing
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
  • Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  • Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Mystery Game: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

2009 event Edit

The 2009 Iron Man of Gaming took place during SGC on July 3rd to 5th and was held at the Westin Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport in Dallas Texas.

The winner was Jamal "Zophar321" Nickens and the runner up was Joshua "Admiral Bioch" Wiegand.

Harrison Fluster finished 11th, and Chris Delp did not compete.

List of Games Edit

  • Dig Dug (Xbox Live Arcade)
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition (SNES)
  • Mega Man (NES)
  • Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
  • Mystery Game: Nintendo World Championships 1990 (NES)

2010 event Edit

The 2010 Iron Man of Gaming was also held during SGC on the 2nd to 4th of July, and like its predecessor, was held at the Westin Dallas / Fort Worth Airport in Dallas Texas.

According to a Sidescrollers episode, Marvel vs Capcom 3 was initially going to be the mystery game, but ScrewAttack could not get permission from Capcom Japan in time, and was replaced with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. This was the first time that Sonic 4 was playable at a public event.

The winner was Ryan "GnarBlast" Flores and Tre "ProofGold" Burns was runner-up.

List of Games Edit

  • Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
  • Ikaruga (Xbox 360)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
  • 'Splosion Man (Xbox 360)
  • Punch Out!! (Wii)
  • Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Wii)
  • Mystery Game: Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Xbox 360)
  • Mystery Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (Xbox 360)

2011 event Edit

With no SGC this year, the event was held at NekoCon in Hampton, Virginia from November 4th - 6th. This has been the only Iron Man of Gaming to not be held in Texas.

The winner was Mike "McSirTuna" Lukianoff. The runner-up was Adam "BadJuJu" Monigle.

List of games Edit

  • F-Zero (SNES) - Time Trial
  • Mortal Kombat 9 (XBox 360)
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (XBLA) - Score Attack
  • Wayne Gretsky's 3D Hockey (N64) - Arcade Mode
  • Bubsy (SNES)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (XBox 360) - 4 Man FFA
  • Mystery Game: Rayman Origins (XBox 360)

2013 event Edit

SGC once again hosted the Iron Man of Gaming after neither event happened in 2012. It was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas from June 21st to 23rd.

Mike Lukianoff won the Iron Man of Gaming tournament for the second year in a row.

List of Games Edit

  • Tetris (NES) - Type-A
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES) - Time Trial
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Episode 1 (PS3 Demo)
  • Halo 2 (XBox) - Game Type: Slayer
  • Super Street Fighter IV: AE 2012 (PS3) - Versus
  • NBA Jam on Fire Edition (PS3)
  • Mystery Game 1: Ducktales Remastered (XBox 360)
  • Mystery Game 2: Killer Instinct (XBox One)

2014 event Edit

For the fourth time, Iron Man of Gaming was held at SGC in 2014. it was held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas Texas. it was held between the 11th - 13th of July.

Significantly this year were two indie games being played during the tournament. Shovel Knight and Lethal League. The developers of Shovel Knight created a mode specifically for the Iron Man of Gaming. If you enter the code "IM&SGC14" as your name, you will play the same mode that was played at the event.

Mike Lukianoff won the Iron Man of Gaming tournament for the third year in a row.

IMoG Games 2014

Game list Edit

  • Burnout 3: Takedown (XBox) - Crash Mode
  • Shovel Knight (Wii U) - IMoG Mode
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2x (Xbox) - Single Session
  • Killer Instinct (XBox One) - Versus Mode
  • Tetris Attack vs (SNES) - 2P Time Trial
  • Nidhogg (PC) - Multiplayer Mode
  • Mystery Game: Lethal League (PC)

2015 event Edit

No IMOG tournament was held at SGC in 2015 and currently no future IMOG has been announced.

Trivia Edit

  • Halo 2, Sonic 4: Episode 1 and Killer Instinct have all been played in two different Iron Man of Gaming events. All of which were a mystery game in their first event.
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