Games Done Quick sees volunteers play games at incredible speed ("Speedrunning") for entertainment and is streamed live online, non-stop, with all donations going directly to charity. From collecting $10,000 in its very first year to raising over $1 million consistently over the last seven years, its been a very long and successful journey for the company.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020, the 24-hour speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick was held over the weekend in Orlando, Florida, managing to raise a whopping $3.13 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 has concluded and the people at GDQ have released the final tally for this year's charitable contributions.
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The previous record for donations came from last year's Summer Games Done Quick 2019, which raised just over $3 million. Speedrunners from all over the world attend these events to show off their skills, with the events benefiting two different charities; AGDQ benefits the Prevent Cancer Foundation while SGDQ benefits Doctors Without Borders.
Of course, this isn't the end of Games Done Quick. The next event, Summer Games Done Quick 2020, will run from June 21st-28th, while Awesome Games Done Quick will return in 2021 from January 3rd to January 10th. For more on that, you can check out Games Done Quick on YouTube and the Games Done Quick website.
Games Done Quick's next major event is SGDQ 2020, which is taking place in Bloomington, Minnesota starting June 21, 2020. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?