After overcoming a pandemic-induced delay, another Summer Games Done Quick is in the books. Despite the prior uncertainty over the event’s timing and the absence of a live audience, this season’s speedrunning marathon rallied to raise a staggering $2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders.
A big thanks to everyone who donated throughout the week, we couldn't have done it without you <3
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) August 23, 2020
While this event did not match the record-breaking performances of 2019’s Games Done Quick events, each of which earned over $3 million, this year’s performance is still quite encouraging. With the success of this year’s Summer Games Done Quick in the books, the charitable organization has raised a grand total of $28,473,370.69 over the course of its ten-year existence.
Currently, the next Games Done Quick event is planned for January, just as it normally would be. Even if it remains on schedule, though, we’ll still have to wait and see what that ends up looking like. At this point in the pandemic, a live audience by January doesn’t seem feasible, but even if an online-only event is necessary, Games Done Quick can hopefully avoid another delay.
Did you check out Summer Games Done Quick this year? Was it worth the extra wait? Was the lack of an audience distracting? What was your favorite run? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments below.