Summer Games Done Quick 2019 has been a huge success, having just wrapped up a week-long event that smashed previous fundraising records for the annual gathering of gamers.
The event ran for a full week, starting on June 23rd and showcasing dozens of speedruns from a variety of players. During this festival of streaming, skill and gaming, people constantly contributed money to the charity fund, raising more than $3 million for Doctors Without Borders. In total the event raised $3,003,889 for the charity Doctors Without Borders. This easily beat last year’s total of $2.1 million.
More than 2,600 gamers and fans gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington in Minneapolis to take part in the speedruns or just to hang out and enjoy the community in-person. The organizers even cut together a nice little finale video that showcases some of the camaraderie that’s built up around speedrunning over the years. Check that out down below.
SGDQ 2019 received more than 50,000 individual donations from viewers and supporters all across the globe, with an average donation total of $60. More than 180 speedruns took place throughout the event, and you can catch any of the ones you missed on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.
The next Games Done Quick event will be Games Done Quick Express 2019 which will take place at TwitchCon in California, followed by Awesome Games Done Quick in January 2020 in Florida. This event will mark off ten years of people doing speedruns at the various connected GDQ events for charity.