Summer Games Done Quick 2022 Event Raises over $3 Million for Charity

Dejan Cvetnarevic
Dejan Cvetnarevic

Updated · Jul 04, 2022

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The first GDQ in-person event since 2020 raised over $3 million in a week.

Fastest Speedrunners Unite for Charity

In the past few years, many gaming events like E3 took place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, they are coming back to brick-and-mortar venues, and Summer Games Done Quick 2022 finally returned as an in-person show. The event ran from June 26 to July 3 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Soon after the show concluded, the popular fundraising organization announced it had raised a total amount of $3,016,200 from 23,947 donors. All donations went directly to Doctors Without Borders, an international NGO helping those affected by war, disasters, or lack of healthcare.

GDQ took it to Twitter to show appreciation to everyone involved:

“#SGDQ2022 has raised a total amount of $3,016,200 for @MSF_USA!

Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and thank you all for your amazing generosity & support ❤️”

The event was extremely fun, with speedrunners impressing viewers with their performances. They completed 134 different playthroughs of games such as Doom Eternal, Monster Hunter Rise, and Control.

As usual, Summer Games Done Quick 2022 had its own non-stop Twitch livestream. The event was a great opportunity for users to help those in need besides making Twitch donations to streamers with charitable platforms.

This year’s show also marked the departure of Kasumi “Sumichu” Yogi, who operated as GDQ’s marketing and business development director for the past eight years.

The next event fans can look forward to will be Flame Fatales, an all-woman speedrunning showcase starting on August 21.

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Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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