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E3 was just the first of many, many great things on Twitch this summer. The next huge thing is Awesome Games Done Quick’s sister event: Summer Games Done Quick, which starts June 22 at 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT, 7 PM CEST) on Twitch. For seven straight days, speedrunners will blaze through more than 150 games of choice. Both the old and the new are well represented: I Wanna Be The Boshy, Outlast, Octodad, Portal 2, Mega Man, Mischief Makers, Battletoads & Double Dragon, and Halo are just a few of the games on the list.
Naturally, popular speedrunners representing both Speed Demos Archive and SpeedRunsLive will be in attendance, including Cosmowright, Cirno, Calebhart, SpikeVegeta, and Essentia. These and many more runners will work together for a new SGDQ Personal Best, hopefully beating last summer’s $255,160 donation total. And once that’s done, why not go for the gold and try to match AGDQ’s more than $1 million raised in January?!
Like last year, Doctors Without Borders is the charity of choice. All donations from the SGDQ viewing page, as well as 100% of the money raised by Twitch subscriptions, will go to Doctors Without Borders, so you’ll be able to contribute on both the viewing page and the Twitch channel.
Welcome to the very first edition of the Community Spotlight! This will be a regular feature of the Twitch blog wherein we highlight a specific gaming community, events within that community, and one or more broadcasters you should go check out. Enjoy!
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Among the many fantastic events on Twitch every year, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is one of my absolute favorites. For one week each year (well, two if you count Summer Games Done Quick), a huge number of incredibly talented speedrunners collaboratively broadcast “non-stop” for charity. However, with a few exceptions, many of these broadcasters end the event with very little personal following. This is where the Community Spotlight comes in!