Summer Games Done Quick 2019 managed to raise over $3 million last week.
Games Done Quick, a video game organization that holds charity streams that features gamers speedrunning, held its summer stream for this past week. Simply known as Summer Games Done Quick, the organization have showcased speedruns for many games over the past seven days. The stream started on the morning of Sunday, June 23 and lasted until last night. During the stream, viewers could watch popular speedrunners in the community take on feats like doing a 100% run of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask or Chrono Trigger. The event also held a sweepstakes which gave viewers the chance to win a slew of different prizes.
All the donations from the event went to Doctors Without Borders. The charity is known as “an international medical humanitarian organization providing 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.” If you’d like to know more about Doctors Without Benefits you can read more about them on their official site.
By the end of the week, Games Done Quick was able to accumulate over $3 million worth of donations between around 51,000 donors. This is the highest amount that they have ever received from a single event. Their first event took place in 2010 called Classic Games Done Quick. During that time they received 10 thousand dollars in donations. With such a high difference from then to now, it is crazy to see how far they have come. You can still donate towards the event if you want to.