Games Done Quick Returns for Summer Charity Fundraiser
Summer Games Done Quick is returning next week with over 150 pro speedrunners trying to break their records and help raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
The week-long video game speedrun marathon for charity returns with the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick campaign. Featuring 150 of the best gamers in the world playing for 160 hours straight from July 26 to Aug. 1, Summer Games Done Quick will unite the gaming community for a great cause. Like before, Games Done Quick seeks to aid the charity Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which delivers emergency medical and humanitarian help/aid to the unfortunate people throughout 70 countries around the world affected by natural disasters, war, epidemics, malnutrition and other unfortunate conditions. The speedrunners will be uniting at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For those outside of Fargo-land, you can watch the festivities on Games Done Quick's Twitch and YouTube channels. You can make your donations at GDQ's main website.
Games Done Quick has posted a schedule of next week's festivities, including a lineup of all the games that will be played, which pro gamers will be playing them, and any additional notes for their speedrun. Some noteworthy games getting speedruns include Gauntlet (both the original and the modern remake), Metroid Prime 1-2, StarTropics, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow, Earthworm Jim, Samurai Pizza Cats, Rondo of Blood, Wave Race 64, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and Super Metroid. The speedrun marathon will end with a five-hour-long playthrough of my personal favorite video game of all time, Chrono Trigger.
Games Done Quick was able to raise over $1.7 million for charity in 2014. So far, Games Done Quick has raised over $1.5 million for 2015. The 2014 SGDQ event raised $720,000 and the gang hopes to raise even more this year for Doctors Without Borders, but they're going to need your help to do it.
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