The annual Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning charity event will return this coming weekend in a big way. For the past two years, the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event organizers to make SGDQ take place entirely online. But this year, the event will finally allow runners and attendees to meet up in person again. The event will take place at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. But of course, those who prefer to stay home can simply watch the event live on Twitch. It will kick off on June 26 and last until July 3, and it will send its accumulated donations to Doctors Without Borders.
Just because the event will occur in person does not mean that the organizers have neglected COVID-19 safety precautions. On the contrary, SGDQ 2022 will require attendees to show proof of full vaccination and bring KN95, N95, or KF94 masks to wear. Additionally, the event will limit the amount of attendees to more easily allow for social distancing.
What games can we expect to see?
This year’s SGDQ will feature quite a few PC games, including a few classics like Metal Gear Solid 2, Super Meat Boy, and the first Devil May Cry. Of course, the event will also include a few notable games that came out more recently, such as Halo Infinite and Tunic. Notably, the event will conclude with two runs of Elden Ring, one with an “All Remembrances” category and another that will be a bonus “Any%” run.
It makes sense that Summer Games Done Quick 2022 would pick the biggest game of the year as its grand finale, but of course, viewers have many other runs to look forward to once the event starts this weekend. Games Done Quick events in general have turned out massively successful in recent years, so this one will likely be no different.