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Video gamers at Summer Games Done Quick 2024 aim to raise millions for MSF's humanitarian work

Thousands of gamers are converging in-person to set speedrun records to raise funds for MSF!

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Video gamers will raise millions of dollars in partnership with Doctors Without Borders — be a part of the community and watch and donate at Twitch and Games Done Quick!

From June 30 - July 7, hundreds of thousands of gamers from around the world are tuning into Twitch to watch video game speedrunners set records while raising funds and awareness for humanitarian medical aid.

Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons, featuring high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Summer Games Done Quick is held every summer in partnership with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. This year, SGDQ will be held in-person and online, 24 hours a day, from June 30 – July 7 at

Watch how we kicked-off SGDQ 2024!

2024 event schedule

  • View the 2024 event schedule here
  • Check out these highly anticipated games our team is looking forward to watching: 
    • Balatro, Monday, July 1 at 8:05 PM ET 
    • Stardew Valley, Friday, July 5 at 9:35 AM ET  
    • Super Metroid, Saturday, July 6 at 7:15 PM ET

And, of course, Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball played by Peanut Butter the Shiba Inu and his human, Thursday, July 4 at 10:07 PM ET (yes, one of the runners is a dog) 

Make a donation and join the cause!

Event Sponsors

The corporate sponsors of Summer Games Done Quick 2023 are Annapurna Interactive, The Behemoth, Devolver, FanGamer, and The Yetee.

We are grateful to all SGDQ 2024 corporate sponsors. To learn more about how your company can support Doctors Without Borders, visit our corporate support page.

Summer Games Done Quick raises millions each year to support lifesaving humanitarian aid around the world

As hundreds of thousands of fans stream the live event, speedrunners demonstrate their incredible video game prowess and challenge their audience to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. In exchange, they perform even more impressive in-game feats!

What is speedrunning?

Speedrunning has its own community within the video game world, where the only thing that matters is beating any video game as fast as possible, and by any means necessary. Discovering new glitches, skips, or other tricks that manipulate game mechanics is encouraged and these techniques are always at their disposal—even if it sometimes breaks the game! Millions of fans tune into live streams to watch speedrunners each year.

Want to become a Streamer Without Borders?

Games Done Quick has partnered with Doctors Without Borders since 2013, setting awesome new records for fundraising year after year:

  • Summer Games Done Quick Online 2020: $2,345,786 raised
  • Summer Games Done Quick Online 2021: $2,938,714 raised
  • Summer Games Done Quick 2022: $3,051,055 raised 
  • Summer Games Done Quick 2023: $2,246,251raised 

Watch highlights from Summer Games Done Quick 2023

2023's event was full of incredible gameplay and tons of laughs. Check out the video below for some of the best moments!