Games Done Quick's Coronavirus Relief Marathon is Live This Weekend; Watch Right Here
In an effort to raise donations for Direct Relief, watch Games Done Quick's Corona Relief Done Quick livestream right here.
For over ten years now, the Games Done Quick series of charity speedrunning marathons has helped to not only bring together the gaming community, but also join people together while gaming for a good cause. Given the current circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak round the world, now is as good a time as ever to bring people together and to help others in need, with Games Done Quick aiming to raise donations for coronavirus relief.
As previously announced, Games Done Quick is currently running its coronavirus relief stream this weekend called “Corona Relief Done Quick.” While the organization’s previous events have usually taken place at a hotel or other venue in front of large crowds, the coronavirus relief stream is taking place as an online-only event in order to practice social distancing.
The Corona Relief Done Quick stream is taking place now through Sunday, April 19, and already features a diverse lineup of classic games mixed in with some more recent titles. Some of the titles that have been on the lineup for the speedrunning marathon include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Celeste, Halo: Combat Evolved, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Pokemon Sword, and more. The full schedule for the event can be found here.
Viewers of the Corona Relief Done Quick stream can donate while watching the stream, with all proceeds from the event to benefit Direct Relief. The non-profit organization is collecting donations to help support those that have been affected by the pandemic, while also contributing towards donations and personal protective equipment for medical professionals and other healthcare workers during the crisis.
Less than an hour to go until our #CRDQ stream is live! We’ll be going all weekend long as we raise money for @DirectRelief, so come hang out and enjoy a run or 10 while we raise money to help the COVID-19 relief efforts!https://t.co/PjOLrdpy3k pic.twitter.com/AVi2k5r8ih
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) April 17, 2020
Previously, Games Done Quick had announced that it would be postponing its Summer Games Done Quick event for this year from its original June window to August 16-23, 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The hope is that by then the coronavirus pandemic will have subsided to a point that large gatherings can be held safely, but stay tuned for more information as the event draws closer. The last event that the organization held was its Awesome Games Done Quick marathon in January, which raised over $3 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The Games Done Quick Coronavirus relief marathon stream will be running now through Sunday, April 19. You can check out the organization’s website for more information, the marathon schedule, and to donate directly towards Direct Relief and their coronavirus relief efforts.