Awesome Games Done Quick, the video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has set a new record for a single Games Done Quick event by raising over $ 3.4 million.
Games Done Quick shared the news Twitter after the week-long 24-hour AGDQ 2022, confirming that the event had raised a total of $ 3,416,729 to the Prevent Cancer Foundation and "is officially the most we've ever raised in the history of @GamesDoneQuick - ANOTHER WR."
🏁TIME 🏁- Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 16, 2022
# AGDQ2022 has raised a total amount of $ 3,416,729 for @prevent cancer! This is officially the most we have ever traveled in history @GamesDoneQuick - AND OTHER WR🏆
Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and thank you to all of you for your generosity and support❤️
In addition, AGDQ 2022 reached the first $ 1 million in donations in the shortest time in Games Done Quick history.
Throughout the event, which ran on Twitch from January 9 to 16, speedrunners from around the world demonstrated their incredible abilities for a good cause. A couple of world records were even broken during the week, including InsertLogic's 28:35 run by Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Jaxler's 44:18 run by Pumpkin Jack and Shadowthepast's 17:21 run by Webbed.
There were also some other really impressive races that you can watch on Games Done Quick's YouTube channel, including a blindfold of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Yes, you read that right.
According to Games Done Quick's donation tracking, AGDQ contained 148 runs, 28,034 donors and 49,438 donations
Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised over $ 37 million to various charities around the world, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, the Malala Fund and the Organization for Autism Research.
At AGDQ 2021, the team raised $ 3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and it's so amazing to see the momentum continue to build.
GDQ's next event will be the Winter Speedrunning Winter Women Frost Fatales event from February 27th to March 5th. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also still take place this year, but more details will be announced at a later date.
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