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Summer Games Done Quick 2018 Finishes With Over $2.1 Million in Total Donations

Summer Games Done Quick 2018 is over, with a week's worth of speedrunners raising over $2.1 million in donations for Doctors Without Borders.


Summer Games Done Quick 2018 has come to an end. Following Saturday night's Final Fantasy VI run, the event wrapped up, but everyone is departing with something to be proud of. That's because the multitude of speedrunners featured throughout the week combined their talents to raise over $2 million for Doctors Without Borders.

The final donation total for SGDQ 2018 stands at $2,122,249. This does not include T-shirt sale proceeds from The Yetee, sponsor donations, Humble Bundle proceeds, Twitch Bits, or proceeds from Twitch channel subscriptions, including Twitch Prime subscriptions. This is expected to increase the final donation total well beyond the initial $2 million.

With the remaining Bloomington, MN crowd ready to head home, there was still one final piece of business to attend to. That involved the date and location for next year's Awesome Games Done Quick. For 2019, Awesome Games Done Quick will head to Rockville, MD on the week of January 6-13.

However, that's not all that Games Done Quick has planned for this year. Remember that Games Done Quick Express will bring speedrunning to this year's TwitchCon for round-the-clock runs from October 26-28. Money raised there will go to the various charities in attendance at the TwitchCon Charity Plaza.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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