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GamesDoneQuick raised over $200,000 during their Hurricane Harvey charity stream

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This past weekend, charity speedrunners GamesDoneQuick (GDQ) hosted an impromptu stream to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. After two days of endless grinding and non-stop speedrunning, GDQ managed to raise over $200,000 for people affected by the Hurricane.

The GDQ team threw together an entire event in under 48 hours, something which is relatively new for them as their two annual events often take months of preparation and planning prior to their start dates. They set it all up with in a short span of time, getting all the speedrunners, partners, and volunteers in order to make the weekend’s event as great as it could be. The short time span may have slightly affected the outcome of the amount raised, but it’s still a considerable amount which will go lengths in aiding the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Their Summer GamesDoneQuick and Awesome GamesDoneQuick have in the past raised over $1 million, with their January event smashing records raising over $2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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Games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Metroid, and Undertale were the headlining games being played by the speedrunners, a group of people who jumped at the opportunity to travel and make time to raise money for victims. Fortune magazine stated yesterday that Hurricane Harvey damages could total as much as $180 billion, but that’s just a figure. Many people’s homes were destroyed, their livelihoods ruined, and some even lost the lives of their loved ones. It’s unclear which charity, or multiple charities, will be receiving the funds from GDQ, but the weekend was a success and at this point, any amount of money raised for relief is greatly needed as the rebuilding process begins.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2017

8 Comments

  1. Original Heretic

    September 5, 2017 at 13:54

    Isn’t the upcoming Irma supposed to be bigger than Harvey?

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    • Admiral Chief

      September 5, 2017 at 13:54

      I recall reading about that, not sure if it has happened though

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      • Original Heretic

        September 5, 2017 at 13:56

        Still on its way, hasn’t hit yet. But I do recall reading something about it being potentially worse. Once it hits the Gulf of Mexico, it might change direction, which most hurricanes do. If it gets through, though, ‘merica gonna be in deep kak again.

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        • Dresden

          September 6, 2017 at 03:05

          Seems the storm is picking up. Wind speeds up to 290 km/h have been reported and yes, it seems like it may hit Florida by Saturday it seems.

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          • Original Heretic

            September 6, 2017 at 08:04

            If it hits them hard, it’s gonna be world news again.
            And then the day after, a massive flood/hurricane/monsoon will hit somewhere in India, and nothing will be heard about it.

    • Dresden

      September 6, 2017 at 03:05

      Harvey was a category 4 and Irma is a 5, so yes it is.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    September 5, 2017 at 13:54

    GG 2 GDQ

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  3. Matthew Figueira

    September 5, 2017 at 14:25

    <3

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