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Games Done Quick raises $400k for coronavirus relief

Games Done Quick raises $400k for coronavirus relief

Speedrunning community Games Done Quick raised over $400k for coronavirus relief efforts this weekend. 

The marathon kicked off on Friday Afternoon and ran into Sunday evening, and saw the speedrunning community come together to play a host of different games.

But instead of ramming hundreds of gamers into one hotel, the event took place entirely online with the speedrunners dialling in from home. All of the proceeds from the event were donated to Direct Relief, a charity set up to provide support for key workers throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Summer games

GDQ's summer event, SGDQ, has also been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. The annual fundraiser will now take place on August 16-23.

Speedrun submissions for the previous SGDQ dates have been wiped, and anyone wishing to take part in the event will need to reapply. In 2019, SGDQ raised over $3m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF).


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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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