Sunday, January 16, 2022

Awesome Games Gone Quick 2022 Sets a New Record By Raising Over $3.4 Million for Charity

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 on Twitter following the week-long 24-hour AGDQ 2022, confirming the event had raised a total of $3,416,729 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and "is officially the most we've ever raised in the history of @GamesDoneQuick - ANOTHER WR."

Additionally, AGDQ 2022 reached the first $1 million in donations in the shortest amount of time in Games Done Quick history.

Throughout the event, which ran on Twitch from January 9-16, speedrunners from around the world showed off their incredible skills for a good cause. There were even a few more world records broken during the week, including InsertLogic's 28:35 run of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Jaxler's 44:18 run of Pumpkin Jack, and Shadowthepast's 17:21 run of Webbed.

There were also some other truly impressive runs, which you can see on Games Done Quick's YouTube channel, including a blindfolded run of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Yes, you read that right.

According to Games Done Quick's donation tracker, AGDQ featured 148 runs, 28,034 donors, and 49,438 donations

Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised over $37 million for various charities around the world, including Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, Malala Fund, and Organization for Autism Research.

At AGDQ 2021, the team raised $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and it's so great to see the momentum continue to build.

GDQ's next event will be the all-women winter speedrunning event Frost Fatales from February 27-March 5. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also still take place this year, but more details will be annonuced at a later date.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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