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Summer Games Done Quick Raises $2.3m For Médecins Sans Frontières

FUNDRAISING | ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 24 AUG 2020
WRITTEN BY | 27 Aug 2020
Summer Games Done Quick Raises $2.3m For Médecins Sans Frontières
FUNDRAISING

💵 Donation

  • Digital event for speedrunners Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online has raised $2.3m for Médecins Sans Frontières (also knowns as Doctors Without Borders)

  • Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons, where speedrunners stream their playthroughs to raise money for charity needs

    • Since 2010 and till 2015, Games Done Quick events were held by Speed Demos Archive — a website dedicated to video game speedruns

    • In 2015, Games Done Quick LLC started holding the event independently

    • Summer Games Done Quick is an annual week-long marathon, held every summer since 2011

  • Because of the pandemic, Summer Games Done Quick 2020 was held online via Twitch

    • The Twitch broadcast lasted from August 16 to August 23, reaching 107,500 concurrent viewers at its peak

    • All speedruns recordings can be found on GDQ official Youtube channel

  • Over the last 10 years, Games Done Quick has raised over $27m for charity, donating to such organisations as Médecins Sans Frontières, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, and Organization for Autism Research

  • GDQ has already announced its next marathon Fleet Fatales. This is an all women speedrunning marathon, which is going to take place on November 15th – 21st, 2020

  • Month ago, Médecins Sans Frontières received a $1m donation from Thatgamecompany

💵 Recent Events

  • In January 2020, Awesome Games Done Quick marathon in Orlando, Florida, raising $3.16m for Prevent Cancer Foundation, which is a GDQ record

  • In July 2019, GDQ held its previous Summer Games Done Quick marathon in Bloomington, Minnesota, raising $3.04m for Médecins Sans Frontières

  • In September 2019, GDQ raised $152.6k for AbleGamers Foundation through its second Games Done Quick Express event — an annual 4-day marathon being held during the TwitchCon

  • In April 2020, GDQ held its special digital event Corona Relief Done Quick, raising $402.6m for Direct Relief, to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SOURCES: GAMESDONEQUICK, GAMESINDUSTRY, GAMEZ0, SHCKNEWS, BLEEDING COOL

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Games Done Quick
  • Founded in 2015

  • Headquarters — Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

  • Founded by Mike Uyama

  • Games Done Quick speedrunning events organizer