Games Done Quick has raised $ 3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation at their annual video game speedrunning event, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), the most money ever raised at a single Games Done Quick event (via IGN).
The organization, which holds two speedrunning charity events each year, announced its success on Twitter. It's the most money Games Done Quick has ever raised, and also the fastest the organization has ever reached $ 1 million in donations. As mentioned on AGDQ's tracker, the event showed a total of 149 speedruns and received 49,482 donations from 28,073 different people.
AGDQ 2022 was livestreamed on Twitch from January 9 to January 16 and featured some of the world's most talented speedrunners, breaking some of their own records. InsertLogic completed Kena: The Bridge of the Spirits in 28:35 ran ShadowthePast Webbed at 17:21, and Jaxler struck Pumpkin Jack in 53:17, all broken previous world records.
In a particularly high-profile stunt, Mitchriz ran through the notoriously difficult Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice while blindfolded, to complete the game by using only auditory signals of just over two hours. This is not Mitchriz's first attempt to complete the game blindfolded; he hit the game in just under two hours during a livestream in December. The Chinese speedrunner, Just Blind, holds the record for the fastest Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice speedrun at 1:42.
The next Games Done Quick fundraising event, Frost Fatales, is set to take place from February 27th to March 5th. It is a speedrunning event for all women who want to raise money for the Malala Fund, a charity that aims to give young girls around the world access to education.