It’s been another successful year for Summer Games Done Quick, even after the shift to an online-only format in the wake of COVID-19. The week-long speedrunning festival, which featured everything from RPG games like Dragon Age: Inquisition to classic platformers, brought in over $2.9 million in viewer donations.
Those donations will go to Médecins Sans Frontières – also known as Doctors Without Borders – which is an international humanitarian aid organisation that sends medical workers to areas of the world hit by wars and endemic diseases. The total amount collected in donations was $2,909,644.35 USD (which works out to £2,095,802.28).
That total was collected across some 40,353 individual donations, with the median donation being $25. The average donation was quite a bit higher, $72.10, thanks to a few notably high contributions. The largest single donation this year was a whopping $250,615.22, and stream host Twitch kicked in $40,000. While the total this year wasn’t quite as high as the event has seen in years past, a post to the official GDQ Twitter account points out that it is a record for the exclusively online format.
The full breakdown is available on the GDQ website.
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) July 10, 2021
You won’t have long to wait for the next event on GDQ’s schedule. Flame Fatales, its women’s speedrunning event, runs August 15-21. The next Awesome Games Done Quick is slated for January 9-16 2022.