Summer Games Done Quick

Well, it’s that sad time of the week. Summer Games Done Quick 2019 just wrapped up with its Chrono Trigger 100% run, signaling the end of the marathon. It was a fantastic week of awesome speedruns, but as with all good things, it must come to an end.

Despite the incredible on-stream talent, the best part of the week was all the money raised for Doctors Without Borders. This year, Summer Games Done Quick 2019 raised an astonishing $3 million (and then some), including subscription and sponsorship revenues. The record-breaking amount comes just two days after the marathon broke another record for fastest to reach $1 million raised. This means an additional $2 million was raised in the final 48 hours!

This amount also sets a new record for the event series. The prior record was $2.425 million set this past January during AGDQ 2019. Usually, records are beaten only by $100,000 or so at a time, but this time, we blew it and every other event completely out of the water! This nothing short of absolute insanity! Across all events, GDQ has raised over $22 million for various charities.

For those who missed any of the marathon (or just if you want to rewatch your favorite segments), Games Done Quick will upload each run on their YouTube channel in the coming days. However, if you want more live speedruns, GDQx is coming up from September 27-29 at TwitchCon in San Diego. As always, AGDQ will be back from January 5-12, 2020, this time in Orlando, Florida. Lastly, SGDQ 2020 will be held from June 21-28 in Bloomington, Minnesota. If you can’t wait that long though, ESA Summer 2019 is right around the corner, broadcasting live with two streams from Sweden from July 19-28.

Summer Games Done Quick

Thank you to everyone who supported SGDQ 2019 this week and helped raise an incredible $3 million and counting for Doctors Without Borders! I’m incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing community! Keep up the great work!

Steven Rollins
Steven has been involved in video game reporting for over five years now. In his spare time, he can be found speedrunning or watching as much anime as he possibly can.

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