Monday, 20 January, 2020


Over $3 million raised at Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick sets new record, by raising $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation AGDQ 2020 finished up with a fundraising total of £2.3 million
Melba Vasquez | 14 January, 2020, 09:43

If you aren't familiar, Games Done Quick is a charity event held twice a year that sees speed-runners from around the world gather and show off their talents in whatever game they've been working of breaking.

During their first event of 2020, Awesome Games Done Quick has raised a staggering $3.1m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

You can watch the stream's finale here, or head over to the Games Done Quick YouTube channel where you can watch any of the speedrunning attempts.

After a week of thrilling speedruns, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2020 came to a close in the wee hours of Sunday morning. This year, more than 50,000 people donated over the course of the event.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 is the second event to break $3 million in total donations, following SGDQ 2019.

At the time of writing, 54,137 donors have raised $3,133,142.78, smashing last year's total by an unbelievable $700,000 - up 30 per cent on 2019's donations (thanks, Polygon). This run featured the use of a special Crowd Control Twitch extension, which allowed viewers to donate Twitch Bits in order to either assist or troll runner Andy during his playthrough. That max donation total was nearly certainly the funds brought in from bit donations and channel subscriptions throughout the week, which are typically tallied toward the end of the show.

The next Games Done Quick event will be Summer Games Done Quick, which will run from June 21 through to June 28. A few events have dipped here and there, but it continues to trend upward.

In this playlist you can revisit some of the most incredible games of the edition.

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