The Speedrun Marathon went yesterday with a record result Summer Games Done Quick over $ 2 million raised. The one week event was able to increase last year's result of 1.8 million and it was a total of 2.129.079 US dollars donated.
In 2017 it was still close $ 1.7 million donated by fans around the world. All the money goes to without a stopover Doctors Without Borders and thus supports their charitable work in crisis regions. Médecins Sans Frontières is particularly committed to providing rapid, comprehensive aid to the victims most severely affected in disasters and war zones. In 1999 the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for this.
Summer Games Done Quick - Bigger Every Year
Summer Games Done Quick is the partner event of Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), which usually takes place in January. AGDQ is committed to collecting donations for the Prevent Cancer Fondation. The Prevent Cancer Fondation is a US-based charity that deals with cancer prevention and cancer research.
Immense sums of money have been collected for years, for example AGDQ brought it to over 2.2 million US dollars in January. A tremendous achievement for an event that once took place in the organizer's basement and now has to rent half a hotel to accommodate hundreds of speed runners, volunteers and live guests. Not to mention the well over 100,000 viewers on Twitch.
If you didn't have the time to watch the live stream on Twitch this week, you can Speedrun Community created a VoD thread on Reddit compiled. There you can find all games and the corresponding links to the YouTube videos.
For example Cuphead in 50 minutes: