Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) has wrapped up after a week of around-the-clock streaming! There were 139 speed runs of games during the course of the week-long charity event that happens every year, and this year set a new record regarding the amount raised for charity!
For anyone unaware of Games Done Quick, they are a charity fundraising organization that raises money via speed-running stream events. Speed running is the act of finishing a game as fast as possible using various methods to either skip or glitch segments of the game without using cheats. Speed-running games can be incredibly difficult, and speed-runners often practice for countless hours before reaching world record times.
During the event, which is live streamed non-stop for several days, volunteers from the speed-running community come in to do speed-runs of the games they are proficient in. All donations during Games Done Quick go directly to charity, and SGDQ has raised over $3,000,000 this year! That is a new record, up nearly 50% over their previous record of last year's $2.1 million raised.
The charity SGDQ supported this year was Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization which provides medical aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, exclusion from health care, natural disasters, or malnutrition.
Games Done Quick returns in September on the 27th-29th during TwitchCon and will support The AbleGamers Foundation. For anyone interested in watching or participating, be sure to visit the GDQx event page here!
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