The annual video game charity event kicks off over 150 continuous hours of top-level speedruns and gameplay showcases on July 4
July 1, 2021 — Games Done Quick, a grassroots organization best known for hosting the world’s premier charity speedrunning events, will draw back the curtain on Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) 2021 Online this weekend. The hotly-anticipated event features a wonderfully diverse lineup of speedruns, gameplay showcases, and competitions, all streamed live on the official Games Done Quick Twitch channel.
Last year’s event raised over $2.3 million for charity, and SGDQ 2021 Online is poised to build on 2020’s success as the most talented gamers from around the world prepare to show their skills at a variety of games from recent critically-acclaimed titles to obscure indie darlings. The event runs from July 4-11, and a full schedule for every run can be found at https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule.
Though every SGDQ 2021 run will undoubtedly be jaw-droppingly impressive, highlights of the event will include a run of Ghosts ‘N Goblins Resurrection by TheMexicanRunner, a perfect-score GeoGuessr playthrough by havrd, a four-way Ristar race between chronoon, Lizstar, ShimeGabriel, and Haram_Scaram, a blindfolded run of Super Mario 64 by Bubzia, and a Super Metroid race between Oatsngoats, Behemoth87, and ShinyZeni.
SGDQ 2021 Online will be held in support of Doctors Without Borders, with viewers able to donate on the Games Done Quick homepage in order to support the charity directly. One hundred percent of all donations received will go to the charity.
Since 2010, Games Done Quick has partnered with some of the world’s most impactful charities, including AbleGamers, Organization for Autism Research, and Prevent Cancer Foundation, all while bringing people together to cheer on the best speedrunners and gamers in the world. To date, Games Done Quick events have raised over $31 million in total for charity.
About Games Done Quick
Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its ten-year history, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. To date, Games Done Quick has raised over $31 million for charity.
About Doctors Without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a private international association founded in 1971. The association is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Their mission is to provide lifesaving medical care to those most in need.
MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.