Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online Raises $2.8 Million for Doctors Without Borders


Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online, the video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has just raised over $2.8 million for Doctors Without Borders.

SGDQ ended its week-long 24-hour charity stream earlier today, July 11, and it was highlighted by such incredible runs like “Plexa’s run of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, teddyras’s run of Gone Golfing, JCog’s cartridge-swapping run of Paper Mario, havrd’s perfect-score GeoGuessr run, and ZooKetra’s Nintendogs run, which was spoiled by the antics of a hilariously disobedient labrador retriever.”

The team also shared dates for its upcoming events, including the all-women speedrunning event Flame Fatales from August 15-21 and Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 from January 9-16, 2022.

According to SGDQ’s official donation tracker, there were 153 runs, 218 prizes given out, 82 bids to participate in, 22,621 donors, and 40,329 donations.

While still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online was an improvement over SGDQ 2020’s still incredibly impressive $2.3 million.

You can rewatch all the speedruns on Games Done Quick’s YouTube channel, and learn more about donating and getting involved at their website.

For more speedrunning goodness, also be sure to check out our Devs React to Speedrun series for games like the original Star Fox, Mass Effect, Fallout: New Vegas, Hades, and more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.




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