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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Crushes GDQ Raising Support record

smashes GDQ fundraising record
Written by Faiza Iftikhar

Week-long speed running marathon Summer Games Done Quick 2019 has attracted to a  close in the wake of raising a stunning $3 million for charity Doctors Without Borders—almost $900,000 more than it pulled in a year ago.

In excess of 2,600 people attended in person in Minneapolis, MN, and at its peak more than 156,000 were viewing the occasion on Twitch. It’s been heartening to see the stream, as a rule of an obscure game, waiting at the highest point of Twitch for the past seven days.

smashes GDQ fundraising record

If you missed a run youneeded to get, every one of the recordings are accessible on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel. Check the schedule here to perceive how far back you have to scroll for a specific run.

The excellent absolute raised so far is $3,005,228, and you can still donate here.A year ago, the occasion raised just under $2.2 million, which was a record at the time, and the biggest Games Done Quick fundraise before this was the $2.425 million raised at Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 in January.

The next GDQ occasion is Games Done Quick Express in September at TwitchCon, and afterward  it’s onto Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 in January, which will stamp the organization’s 10-year anniversary.

Charity speedrunning extravaganza Summer Games Done Quick has arrived once again: for the next week, you’ll have the option to tune in on Twitch at any time of the day or night to observe some of the best runners take on the likes of Portal 2, Borderlands 2, Half-Life and Prey.

The pre-show stream begins today

  • at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET / 5:30pm BST, and the first run—Spyro Reignited Trilogy: Spyro the Dragon—begins half an hour later.

Portal 2 is the second game due up today, and it’ll be an inbounds run, which implies that it’ll presumably be less glitchy and simpler to watch than numerous Portal 2 speedruns you’ve seen. Devil May Cry is another one to watch out for later today.

The event, which is raising money for charity Doctors Without Borders, wraps up next Saturday night with puwexil’s speedrun of Chrono Trigger, expected to last a marathon 6 hours: ensure you’ve got snacks handy. You can see the full schedule here.

If you can’t tune in live for a given run, at that point you’ll have the option to get it on the on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel, which is normally quite snappy in  uploading individual runs. The Twitch stream is here—I like staying it on in the background when I’m doing some work, and regularly stumble across runs I never thought I’d enjoy.

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