Latest in Gaming

Image credit: Games Done Quick/Jonathan Hauri

Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only event this year

Take a wild guess why.
Kris Holt, @krisholt
June 5, 2020
88 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Summer Games Done Quick 2019
Games Done Quick/Jonathan Hauri

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of Summer Games Done Quick will be an online-only affair. The week-long charity speedrunning marathon had already been pushed back until August for coronavirus-related reasons, but organizers have conceded that it can’t go ahead as a physical event.

Although speedrunners and spectators won’t be coming together in person as planned in Bloomington, Minnesota, SGDQ will still take place from August 16th-23rd in support of Doctors Without Borders. The most recent major GDQ event took place in April, with a three-day stream in aid of COVID-19 relief efforts.

Canceling the physical version of SGDQ 2020 was an inevitability, but it’s a shame. Part of the fun of watching a GDQ event is in the energy the crowd brings to big moments. Just watch the unfiltered jubilation in the room as the donation counter ticked past $3 million during last summer’s edition:

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
88 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

A number of first-party Nintendo Switch games are on sale at GameStop

A number of first-party Nintendo Switch games are on sale at GameStop

View
Tom Hanks: 'Absolute heartbreak' that 'Greyhound' won't debut in theaters

Tom Hanks: 'Absolute heartbreak' that 'Greyhound' won't debut in theaters

View
‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ gameplay footage surfaces in leaked videos

‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ gameplay footage surfaces in leaked videos

View
Chrome update may extend your laptop's battery life by up to 2 hours

Chrome update may extend your laptop's battery life by up to 2 hours

View
Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phones

Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phones

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr