Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Raised Over $2.9 Million

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Summer Games Done Quick 2021 concluded raising more than $2.9 million for charity. The recipient of the funds will be Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Consisting of video game speedrunning marathons, the seven-day-long 24-hour charity stream ran from July 4 to 11, 2021.

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 held speedruns of fan-favorite games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Metroid, and Dark Souls III. The organization has archives of its streams on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel. The total raised surpassed last year’s amount, as well as Awesome Games Done Quick’s total in January 2021.

  • Final Total of Donations: $2,903,000.35
  • Largest Individual Donation: $250,615.22
  • Average Donation: $71.97
  • Median Donation: $25.00
  • 153 Runs
  • 218 Prizes
  • 82 Bids
  • 22,627 Donors
  • 40,336 Donations

Over the course of 11 years, Games Done Quick has partnered with charities worldwide to raise more than $34 million in total. The organization partnered with Doctors Without Borders for this most recent event. The charity’s mission is to provide lifesaving medical care to those in need. Doctors Without Borders assists victims of natural or man-made disasters, victims of armed conflict, and populations in distress.

Additionally, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 announced that Awesome Games Done Quick will return next year, possibly as an in-person event. Next year’s charity stream will run from January 9 to 16, 2022.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.