The Games Done Quick team has announced that it will once again be hosting its sunny speedrunning event Summer Games Done Quick in July. The event will bring together some of the fastest and… furiousest players from across the globe to compete in a week-long extravaganza of speedrun challenges, tool-assisted chicanery, and fascinating longplays.
As the world remains rocked by the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s SGDQ will once again be an online affair, with hosts and runners streaming directly from the comfort and safety of their own homes. While GDQ fans are most certainly missing the camaraderie of the event’s traditional hotel gathering, the online GDQ events have been no less entertaining and enjoyable in terms of content.
The online setting and difficult world circumstances have also had seemingly no effect on the generosity of the gaming community, who last year donated an amazing $2.3 million USD to non-profit charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. The GDQ team is yet to confirm who will be the beneficiary of SGDQ 2021, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t return to the global medical and healthcare initiative, as has been the case for several years now.
As I’ve made it known many, many times before, Summer Games Done Quick is one of my favorite times of the year. Chilling in the sun with good drinks and good games, all for a good cause. I haven’t missed it in years, and I don’t intend to in 2021. You can check out all of the action yourself when SGDQ 2021 kicks off Sunday, July 4, live on the official GDQ Twitch channel.
We’ll be sure to keep you informed once this year’s schedule is announced.
Source: Destructoid Summer Games Done Quick Online will return in July