Summer Games Done Quick 2021 raised $2.9m

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 raised $2.9m

Charity speedrunning event Summer Games Done Quick 2021 has raised more than $2.9 million for Doctors Without Borders.

That's according to the marathon's tracking page, which shows that – at the time of writing – the event brought in $2,904,585.35. The biggest donation was a huge $250,615.22, while the average amount given was $71.98 and the median was $25.

This is $600,000 more than the $2.3 million that Summer Games Done Quick raised in 2020. That was the first time that the show went online-only – the same was this year's was held – and is the second-highest amount raised by a Summer Games Done Quick event, second only to the $3 million that the show brought in back in June 2019.

It's also the third-highest amount raised in the overall Games Done Quick event, with the record currently held by 2020's Awesome Games Done Quick, which saw $3.1 million in donations. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 raised $2.76 million in January of this year.

The Games Done Quick website says that $34,237,234.18 has been raised in total since its debut in 2010.

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