Not solely did Summer time Video games Accomplished Fast 2021 surge previous the $2.3 million raised throughout final 12 months’s occasion, however it additionally surpassed the $2.77 million raised throughout Superior Video games Accomplished Fast for the Stop Most cancers Basis back in January.
In whole, from July 4 to 11, SGDQ 2021 raised a complete of $2,897,704 to assist Medical doctors With out Borders, which makes it GDQ’s largest on-line occasion but.
This was the seventh-straight year for SGDQ to surpass $1 million, which occurred throughout the Pokémon Black and White race between PulseEffects and Swiftalu, and the fifteenth GDQ to hit that milestone total.
The $2 million mark was reached simply someday later throughout one of many remaining video games of the occasion, Darkish Souls III. The push to that second large marker was accomplished due to a constant lineup of wonderful, group favourite speedruns like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Tremendous Metroid, and a blindfolded Tremendous Mario 64 run.
Simply earlier than the ultimate run of SGDQ, Kingdom Hearts II Closing Combine, the GDQ crew dropped a further $250,000 into the tracker, pushing it nicely over $2.5 million due to cash from sponsors, Twitch subscriptions, and different non-direct donations.
The whole surpassed $2.8 million on the very finish of the occasion, following an unbelievable KH2 Closing Combine Crucial Mode Degree One any % run that lasted greater than three hours by itself. A big portion of that final push got here from the viewers donating to hit the ultimate, $280,001 Sephiroth and Terra Superboss Struggle incentive, and a $40,000 drop from Twitch.
On the finish of SGDQ 2021, together with the reveal of the overall quantity raised, GDQ director and host Kasumi “sumichu” Yogi introduced that Video games Accomplished Fast is tentatively planning a return to a bodily occasion for AGDQ 2022 from Jan. 9 to 16, with further particulars coming quickly.
You’ll be able to nonetheless donate to the overall and assist Medical doctors With out Borders or be taught extra about GDQ’s upcoming initiatives and weekly stream schedule by visiting the event’s official website.