This year’s Summer Games Done Quick has raised a grand total of $2.9m for Doctors Without Borders – or Médecins Sans Frontières – over the course of a week.
The annual event has been another massive success, with the final figure coming in at over $2,904,585 from over 40,000 donations over the course of the marathon. The GDQ team dropped a huge $250,000 into the tracker towards the end of the marathon (raised from money from sponsors, Twitch subscriptions and other miscellaneous amounts) pushing the total up to over $2.5 million at the time.
Thanks to that sum – which is the highest figure a Summer Games Done Quick has ever achieved – the grand total raised for charities by the even now stands at an eye-watering $34m. That’s seven years in a row that the event has earned over $1 million for its chosen charity, and the figure ticked over that magic number during a particularly tight Pokémon Black and White race, too.
There were some standout runs, too – early on in the week, we saw a great Nintendogs run on DS scuppered by a less-than-helpful virtual good boy, a Dead Space run that tore the game apart, and a Demon’s Souls (2020) run that saw the game smashed to pieces in under an hour.
You can see all the runs – and many from previous years – over on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel.
If you’re hungry for yet more speedrun goodness, never fear: there’s always more to come. All-women speedrunning event Flame Fatales returns August 15 to 21, and the main show returns at the start of next year with Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 debuting on January 9 and running through until January 16.
If you want more speedruns to wrap your eyes around, check out some of the best runs from Awesome Games Done Quick 2021.
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