Summer Games Done Quick 2020 has raised 2.3 million dollars for doctors without borders. SGDQ is a video game marathon set up to raise money for charity.
The announcement was made on the official page of Games Done Quick and revealed that the next two games Fleet Fatales and Awesome Games Done Quick are scheduled to hold from November 15 to 21 and January 3 to 10 respectively.
The official donation tracker revealed that Summer Game Done Quick which took place from August 16 to August 23 got 33,639 donations from viewers.
159 prizes were given out and 20,430 donors who donated an average of $68.71. These fund raised was gotten via direct donations, bits given during the game’s, Twitch subscriptions, and purchases from partners.
2020 SGDQ featured it’s first VR speedrun in Half-Life with games such as Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda , Knights of the Old Republic.
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The Games Done Quick events were always done in person, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SGDQ was fully done online. This was really an unfortunate change, but it came out great and it was a success.
Since Games Quick Done was set up, it has raised more than 27 million dollars for charities all over the world, which include Prevent Cancer Foundation, Organization for Autism Research, Doctors Without Borders, and AbleGamers.
SGDQ 2019 raised $3 million for Doctors Without Borders. At the earlier part of this year, more that $400,000 was raised by SGDQ for Covid-19 relief amidst a weekend charity stream.
Doctors Without Borders is a medical humanitarian organization where emergency aid are provided to people affected by epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts in over 70 countries.
All the speedruns on Summer Games Done Quick 2020 can be reached on the official YouTube channel, and learn more about charity and getting involved at their website.