Are you ready for the Summer Games Done Quick?

SGDQ’s history, by gamers; for gamers.

SGDQ Gaming Banner (From GDQ’s Website)

As the Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is going on, tons of cool speedruns are going on!

GDQ Twitch Channel

From July 2nd to July 9th, a virtually non-stop stream is going on! For those of you who don’t know, Games Done Quick (GDQ), is a bi-annual charity event that supports multiple charities. This event, they are supporting the Doctors Without Borders charity. This charity “ is an international medical humanitarian organization providing aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, exclusion from health care, natural disasters, or malnutrition.” The amazing thing, is at the time I am publishing this blog post, the average donation for charity is over $50!

So how did Games Done Quick Start? In January 2010, a stream by a similar name called “Classic Games Done Quick” was released.

CGDQ Banner

It featured 72 games played in the span of 2 days. Donations to the stream went to the charity CARE. It was filmed in the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, during MAGFest8. MAGFest is a convention that is dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. It raised over $10,000. It was called Classic Games Done Quick, because they played only games from the 90s era and before.

The next event, called “Awesome Games Done Quick” was started in January of 2011. They raised over $50,000.

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Awesome Games Done Quick, was an event raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. They played 100 games in 4 days, not restricted to just classic games.

Then, a scary thing happened. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami caused 15,894 deaths, 6,152 injured persons, and 2,562 people went missing. A special event was created called the Japan Relief Done Quick run.

JRDQ Banner

They raised money for the Doctors Without Borders. In the end, they raised over $25,000.

Then, the first Summer Games Done Quick event was created in August 2011.

SGDQ Banner

They raised over $21,000 for the Organization for Autism Research.

Jumping to today, Games Done Quick has raised an estimated $9,927,500+ through their charity live-streams. This is not counting the live-stream that is happening right now! They are doing an awesome thing and I encourage you to check them out.

Charity Links:

CARE — “CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.”

Prevent Cancer Foundation — “The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.”

Organisation for Autism Research — “Oar’s mission is to apply research to the challenges of Autism.”

Doctors Without Borders — “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) treats people where the need is greatest. We are an international medical humanitarian organisation.”

AbleGamers Foundation — “Video Gamers give everyone a chance to have fun, for people with disabilities the chance to do something that everyone else is doing is rare. Help us make more smiles today.”

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