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Summer Games Done Quick is a community organized event where speedruners from all over the globe gather together to completely break the games you know and love, all in the name of charity. This year's SGDQ will last all the way till Sunday, July 10, and all of the money gathered throughout the week will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, a charity organization dedicated to providing medical aid where its needed the most.

If you've never watched any of the Games Done Quick marathons and as such have no idea what all of this "speedrunning nonsense" is all about, here's a Youtube recording of one of my favorite runs from last year's SGDQ. Skip to around 8:30 if you're not interested in the pre-game banter and setup:

 

Now that you hopefully have an idea of what speedrunning is like, I would recommend you tune in to this year's SGDQ and watch games that took you hundreds of hours to beat get completely crushed within 20 minutes. You can find the full schedule in your local time by heading over here.

You can watch the event live at Twitch, or the recordings on Youtube, so don't worry if you end up missing a run or two, there's going to be an entire week of them!

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