Games Done Quick Raises $400K for Pandemic Relief Efforts

Games Done Quick raised funds for the COVID-19 pandemic relief
Games Done Quick raised funds for the COVID-19 pandemic relief / Games Done Quick

Games Done Quick, organizer of speedrunning events for charity, raised over $400,000 for COVID-19 pandemic relief on Sunday, Eurogamer reported Monday.

Despite the pandemic meaning the postponement of the organization's Summer Games Done Quick event, Games Done Quick managed to find another way to raise funds for Direct Relief: An online-only Corona Relief Done Quick Event.

More than 6,000 donors raised the $400K between April 17 and 20, Eurogamer stated. In the course of 60 hours, this money was raised to support Direct Relief, which is "coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

For those curious, the Games Done Quick streams can be found via its official Twitch channel.

The Summer Games Done Quick, originally planned for June, is now scheduled for August 16 to 23, according to the official website.