It’s summertime and the living is speedy
Because this has been the fastest year in the history of time, we are just one short month away from one of gaming’s most exciting annual events: Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ). The charity speedrun marathon will once again see some of the best game players from across the globe gather online to dazzle and astound with their finely honed (and sometimes especially sneaky) skills.
As we’re not quite out of the COVID-19 pandemic yet, the schedule calls for SGDQ 2021 to be held in an online capacity once again. We can still tune in for a week’s worth of gaming action, offering our support while making donations for a worthwhile cause. This year’s beneficiary is once again global healthcare network Medicins Sans Frontieres, an organization that (understandably) needs our help now more than ever. Last year saw the GDQ team raise an awesome $2.3 million USD, so they’ll no doubt be looking to break that record.
The Games Done Quick team has released the schedule for this year’s event, which is loaded for bear with fantastic titles old and new. Making an appearance will be Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Super Mario Odyssey, Guerilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn, Capcom’s Devil May Cry V, Dotemu’s Streets of Rage 4, and Fromsoft’s PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls. This is but a tiny selection of the array of amazing games waiting on deck, so be sure to peep the SGDQ 2021 schedule and look out for some of your favorites.
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 kicks off Sunday, July 4, and will run until Sunday, July 11. You can follow all of the action over on the official GDQ Twitch channel. I can’t wait!