Games Done Quick raises $3 million for charity

Games Done Quick raises $3 million for charity

14th January 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

Games Done Quick’s 10th anniversary marathon has managed to raise a remarkable $3 million for charity.

The week-long, 24-hour extravaganza is a video game speed-running marathon hosting a plethora of veterans expertly tackling feats most normal gamers couldn’t even contemplate.

It offered an array of entertainment encompassing both new titles and classics from The Legend of Zelda through to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

This year’s event marked its 10th anniversary and in true fashion it managed to rake in a remarkable $3.13 million in charitable donations for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

In raising the money, donors managed to set a record 54,000 donations coming from more than 80 countries.

The previous record amount of donations was set in last year’s Summer Games Done Quick, in which GDQ raised a little more than $3 million.

The marathon saw 134 video games bested throughout its schedule with 2,750 people in attendance while also being live streamed on Twitch generating a peak of more than 236,000 concurrent viewers.

To be accessible to a wider range of audiences, the streams were relayed in different languages.

Since its inception back in 2010, it has now raised more than £25 million for charities worldwide including Doctors Without Borders, AbleGamers and Organisation for Autism Research.

The next entry to its chapter will continue with Summer Games Done Quick 2020, taking place between June 21 and June 28.

Interested in reading more Games Done Quick-related news? Discover more about Fallout speedrunner ‘tomatoanus‘ having to change his name to ‘tomatoangus’ to compete at the 10th anniversary marathon.