Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online, the video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has just raised over $2.8 million for Doctors Without Borders.
SGDQ ended its week-long 24-hour charity stream earlier today, July 11, and it was highlighted by such incredible runs like “Plexa’s run of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, teddyras’s run of Gone Golfing, JCog’s cartridge-swapping run of Paper Mario, havrd’s perfect-score GeoGuessr run, and ZooKetra’s Nintendogs run, which was spoiled by the antics of a hilariously disobedient labrador retriever.”
AND NOW HE’S JUST SHOWING OFF! 1st attempt LBJ! pic.twitter.com/etS5fR6AhV
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) July 10, 2021
The team also shared dates for its upcoming events, including the all-women speedrunning event Flame Fatales from August 15-21 and Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 from January 9-16, 2022.
According to SGDQ’s official donation tracker, there were 153 runs, 218 prizes given out, 82 bids to participate in, 22,621 donors, and 40,329 donations.
While still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online was an improvement over SGDQ 2020’s still incredibly impressive $2.3 million.
For more speedrunning goodness, also be sure to check out our Devs React to Speedrun series for games like the original Star Fox, Mass Effect, Fallout: New Vegas, Hades, and more.
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