Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun raises $3.4 million for charity

Games Done Quick raised $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation at its 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 annually organizes two speedrunning events for charity, announced his success on Twitter. It’s the most money Games Done Quick has ever raised, as well as the fastest the organization has ever reached $1 million in donations. As noted on The tracker of AGDQ, the event showed a total of 149 speed runs and received 49,482 donations from 28,073 different people.

AGDQ 2022 was streamed live on Twitch from January 9-16 and featured some of the world’s most talented speedrunners breaking some records of their own. InsertLogic completed Kena: Bridge of Ghosts at 28:35, ShadowthePast ran With webbed feet at 17:21, and beat Jaxler Pumpkin Jack at 53:17, all shattering previous world records.

In a particularly high-profile stunt, Mitchriz walked through the notoriously difficult Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice while blindfolded, completing the game using only auditory cues in just over two hours. This is not Mitchriz’s first attempt when completing the game while blindfolded; he beat the game in just under two hours during a live stream in December. Chinese speedrunner, Just Blind, holds the record for the fastest Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice speed run at 1:42.

The next Games Done Quick fundraising event, Frost Fatales, takes place from February 27 to March 5. It’s a women-only speedrun event that raises money for the Malala Fund, a charity that aims to give young girls around the world access to education.

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