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Games Done Quick announces charity stream for Harvey storm relief

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Speedruns to broadcast all weekend long

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Speedrunning collective Games Done Quick has announced Harvey Relief Done Quick, a weekend-long charity stream benefiting those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

Games Done Quick is still searching for a particular charity to represent, but it has stated an intention to look for a group local to Houston. The group is currently accepting submissions from speedrunners around the world. Those who are accepted will be able to stream a speedrun attempt remotely via Games Done Quick’s Twitch channel. The channel will broadcast speedruns and accept donations from Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET through Sunday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

The group is known for its biannual Twitch streams Awesome Games Done Quick and Summer Games Done Quick. Since 2010, the streams have helped raise millions of dollars for organizations including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Its next event, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018, will take place the week of Jan. 7.

Rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has reached 50 inches in some places, leaving much of the area around Houston flooded. An estimated 30,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and at least 20 people have been killed as a result of the storm.