Awesome Games Done Quick raises over $3 million for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick does it again, pulling in millions for cancer research.

| Jan 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm CST

Gaming's biggest speedrunning marathon celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and pulled in over $3 million for cancer research.

Every year the world's best speed runners come together to break games right before our eyes. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual spectacle of prowess, skill, and determination, a kind of Olympics for video game speed runs that raises millions for charity in the process. This year was no different, and AGDQ generated over $3.13 million in 24 hours for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

To date, Awesome Games Done Quick has raised over $25 million for multiple charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, AbleGamers, and Organization for Autism Research.

Highlights of AGDQ2020 include:

  • Beating GTA San Andreas in 4 hours
  • Beating Fallout Anthology in 2 hours
  • Smashing through The Outer Worlds in 14 minutes
  • Tackling Link's Awakening in 1 hour
  • Beating Metroid in 16 minutes

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT


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