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Summer Games Done Quick 2018 raises $2.1 million for charity

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The annual Summer Games Done Quick speed running marathon once again managed to successfully bring in a staggering amount of money for charity. This time around SGDQ managed to raise an impressive $2.1 million for Doctors Without Borders.

The annual week long Summer Games Done Quick event once against hosted a number of talented speed runners for the eight time to showcase their skills in the name of charity. 

Games Done Quick debuted back in 2010 and since then it has been helping various charities. This years event managed to raise a staggering amount of $2,122,529.20 while live streaming on Twitch from 24 June till 01 July 2018.

This year was especially successful for GDQ as they broke their own record, with the last years raised funds amounting to $1.7 million.

Just like every year, speed runners played various titles ranging from modern to old and dusty games. GDQ had 153 speed runs this year of which were most done by the current record holders.

Over the years GDQ saw 22 world records set on stage, of which some include games like Portal, inFamous: Festival of Blood and many more which you can check out on the official site.

The SGDQ donated the funds to the Doctors Without Borders which is an international humanitarian organisation known for providing healthcare for people all around the world struck by conflicts and natural disasters.

Throughout the eight years of raising money for charities GDQ event managed to raise over $16 million for Doctors Without Borders, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Organisation for Autism Research, and CARE charities.

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Summer Games Done Quick officially ended on 01 July 2018 while the next event is scheduled to happen at TwitchCon from 26 to 28 October 2018.