30 August 2017 - 21:26

GDQ is doing an impromptu charity stream this weekend for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Speedrunners are getting together for the good of the community.
Image via GamesDoneQuick

GamesDoneQuick, one of the world's leading charity stream organizations, which runs the popular AGDQ and SGDQ marathons every year, is bringing speedrunners together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

This Friday, GamesDoneQuick is hosting a 48-hour impromptu stream to raise money for a local charity in Texas. The charity has yet to be decided, as most charities in the area are busy helping those affected by the storms.

Hurricane Harvey is an active cyclone that is causing unprecedented damage in southern Texas in the United States. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it landed, it's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm has taken many lives and destroyed people's homes and livelihoods since landing in Texas on Aug. 25.

GamesDoneQuick is currently asking speedrunners to sign up for the 48-hour charity marathon, which will take place on GamesDoneQuick's official Twitch channel on Friday Sept. 1 at 7pm CT through Sunday Sept. 3 at 7pm CT. Registration will only be open for a short time, so any speedrunners looking to help out should sign up fast.

GamesDoneQuick started asking its Twitter followers yesterday if they wanted it to do anything to help those affected by the storms. GamesDoneQuck received a few messages from the community prior to the announcement, asking if it had any plans—now it is set to deliver.

SGDQ 2017, the organization's most recent charity livestream, raised $1.75 million for charity in July. The schedule for AGDQ 2018, which is due to start sometime in January, was just released on the official GamesDoneQuick website a few days ago.

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