Speedrunning Event Raises $1.2 Million for Charity

Summer Games Done Quick ends with more than a million raised for Doctors Without Borders.


The week-long Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning event has come to a close with more than $1 million raised for charity. The final speedrun was Chrono Trigger.

In all, Summer Games Done Quick raised $1,230,852 for Doctors Without Borders. This number may fluctuate over the next few days, but whatever the case, organizers called it "awe-inspiring."

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If you missed the event, archived speedruns are available through the Games Done Quick YouTube Channel. Definitely check out the channel if you're at all interested; there are some amazing runs, including one for Super Mario 64.

Speedrunning is the process of playing through a game as quickly as possible. They are particularly fun and sometimes bewildering to watch because they require expert skill, lots of planning, and often the use of tricks.

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