Friday, July 12, 2024

Summer Games Done Quick 2024 closes with $2.5 million raised for Doctors Without Borders

Summer Games Done Quick 2024 has ended its week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, raising a total of $2.5 million for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.

The in-person event was held June 30-July 6 at the Hilton Minneapolis and was also broadcast on Games Done Quick’s Twitch channel.

Summer Games Done Quick was filled with delightful moments, including everyone’s favorite pup Peanut Butter playing Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. The crowd roared at every successful pitch and bat, did the wave, and sang their hearts out with ball game chants.

Other highlights were a coordinated dance of Herald of Darkness during Alan Wake 2 and a musical performance during the 1991 Western classic Sunset Riders. Large crowds, both online and in-person, gathered for runs of Elden Ring, Minecraft Dungeons, Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain, Halo 3, Old School Runescape, Evil Zone, and much, much more. 

Games Done Quick photo by Wes “Fish” Chan

Games Done Quick additionally reached a new milestone of $51 million raised for charity in the organization’s lifetime. This encompasses all funds raised in GDQ’s 14-year history, which has raised money across charities including AbleGamers, Doctors Without Borders, Organization for Autism Research, Malala Fund, National Women’s Law Center, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. 

Game Done Quick’s next event is the all-women and femmes speedrunning showcase Flame Fatales, held online from August 18-25 and will be broadcast live on Games Done Quick’s Twitch.

Games Done Quick photo by BystanderTim

Next year, Awesome Games Done Quick returns from January 5-12 in Pittsburgh.

In case you missed it, every run from SGDQ 2024 is archived on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel. You can also view the finale video here.

Games Done Quick photo by ZanDamascus

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