Summer Games Done Quick 2019 has wrapped up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after raising a record-breaking $3 million USD (about £2.4 million) for the international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders.
This year’s total is GDQ’s biggest-ever fundraising haul, vastly outstripping last summer’s impressive $2.1 million total. Last year was the first time SGDQ had crossed the $2 million line, and this summer they managed to raise a million more. This week’s figure represents the largest single-event fundraising total in GDQ history.
I wasn’t able to catch as much of SGDQ this year as I normally do, but as ever, there were some terrific moments throughout the week. Catalystz finished an all bosses run of Dark Souls in 1:25:27, affably chatting his way through the entire run. A team composed of TheFuncannon, Shockwve, and Amyrlinn finished all Borderlands 2’s co-op quests in 2:48:04, and waezone showed off some incredible traversal tricks in Half-Life 2 during his inbounds, new engine run in Half-Life 2.
Runners played games new and old, on a range of platforms dating back to the NES and Sega Genesis.
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