Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Kicks off this Weekend

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Sunday, August 16 kicks off the start of Summer Games Done Quick, the second annual livestreaming charity event from Games Done Quick. Due to the global pandemic, the event will take place entirely online for the first time, and run through August 23.

Summer Games Done Quick will feature nonstop livestreaming from expert speedrunners across the world for seven days, while raising money for charity.

The charity for SGDQ 2020 Online is Doctors Without Borders, a non-profit that delivers medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world.

Donations can be made through the main website with one hundred percent going to Doctors Without Borders. Games Done Quick is the largest fundraising event for the charity. Over the last ten years, GDQ has raised over 26 million dollars for charities like Doctors Without Borders, Prevent Cancer Foundation, and AbleGamers.

The SGDQ 2020 Online schedule is available here. The event begins Sunday at 8:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Eastern. The first day’s speedruns include Streets of Rage 4, Shovel Knight, Super Mario Odyssey, and Dark Souls.

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 to Be Hosted Entirely Online

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With firm social distancing guidelines still in effect in most states in the US, Games Done Quick has announced that their next charity event, Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) 2020, will take place entirely online, August 16-23.

The event was formerly hosted in Bloomington, MN, but the physical event has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SGDQ 2020 will stream on the official twitch channel, but speedrunners will be participating from their own homes.

“We would like to thank the community for its patience while we were figuring out the best way to proceed with Summer Games Done Quick 2020,” said Kasumi Yogi, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Games Done Quick. “We’re excited to continue showcasing some of the most talented speedrunners in the world while observing best practices to keep everyone safe in the midst of a global pandemic.”

SGDQ features talented speedrunners playing through games in order to raise money for charity. SGDQ 2020’s charity is Doctors Without Borders. A hundred percent of all donations made during the event will go to the non-profit international health organization.

“We are extremely excited that SGDQ will be held online this year,” said Jeremy Wells, Fundraising Manager at Doctors Without Borders. “We’ll be able to keep up the momentum of MSF’s biggest annual global fundraiser, while also acknowledging the challenges we are all facing during these unprecedented times. See you online in August!”

For the last decade Games Done Quick has raised over $26 million for charities around the world, while providing hundreds of hours of entertainment. Summer Games Done Quick 2020 will take place August 16-23.

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Games Done Quick to Host Corona Relief Done Quick Charity Streaming Event

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Popular gaming charity organizer Games Done Quick will be hosting a special online-only speedrunning event to help provide relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Corona Relief Done Quick (CRDQ) will stream via the official Games Done Quick Twitch channel during the weekend of April 17-19.

The game list and scheduel wil be released on April 13. Submissions are open now through April 2.

One hundred percent of the donations made during the CRDQ will go to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that helps people affected by poverty or emergencies. Their coronavirus responses include delivering personal protective equipment and other medical items to health workers.

Now the bad news. Due to the pandemic, Games Done Quick is postponing its next scheduled speedrunning event, Summer Games Done Quick. It was originally scheduled in June, but now SGDQ 2020 will take place August 16-23 in Bloomington, MN. The associated charity will be Doctors Without Borders.

Interested parties can register beginning June 7. Registration closes July 20. Previous game submissions will be wiped on April 26, and submissions will re-open April 29 – May 9. Volunteer applications will also be removed, and can be resubmitted beginning April 29.

Games Done Quick, like every company and organization, is monitoring the outbreak and watching updates from the World Health Organization and local governments to determine if another reschedule will be necessary.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Kicks Off this Weekend

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Charity organization Games Done Quick will be hosting Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 this weekend in Orlando, Florida. This year also marks the event’s 10 year anniversary.

Awesome Games Done Quick will feature over 130 games, tackled by the world’s most talented speedrunners over a week-long, 24-hour speedrunning marathon. The entire event will be broadcast live at the the official Games Done Quick Twitch channel. The event supports the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cancer.

One hundred percent of donations go directly to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Donations can be made during the event at GamesDoneQuick.com.

Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised over $20 million for charitable organizations around the world, such as AbleGamers and Doctors Without Borders. Last year more than 2,000 people attended AGDQ 2019, while the Twitch live stream peaked at over 200,000 concurrent viewers. More than $2.39 million was raised during the event.

AGDQ 2020 is sponsored by PlayStation, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Yetee, Anapurna Interactive, Fangamer, Team Meat, NIS America, Tokyo Attack!, World 9 Gaming, MAGFest, and Red Bull.

The official schedule for AGDQ 2020 is now live, including games, speedrunners, and hosts. The event starts Sunday, January 5 through Saturday, January 11, with all times converted to your local time zone.