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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Raises Over $3.4 Million For Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Raises Over $3.4 Million For Charity
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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Raises Over $3.4 Million For Charity

Speedrunning for a good cause.

It has been a week-long speedrunning marathon, but for everyone who has taken part in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) Online 2022, it certainly was all worth it. A total of more than $3.4 million was raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the largest donation total raised ever in a single GDQ event. This was also the fastest in the event’s history that the first $1 million of donations was received.

Kicking things off on January 9, the event started with a speedrun of Kirby Super Star Ultra, before ending on January 16 with a speedrun of I am Bread. A total of $3,416,729 was raised, but that was not all for the online-only event.

AGDQ 2022 also saw several world records being broken, with 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 setting new times to beat.

With 148 runs, 28,034 donors, and 49,438 donations, 2022 is off to a good start for Games Done Quick, which has raised more than $37 million for charities around the world. Charities that have benefitted include Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, Malala Fund, and Organization for Autism Research.

Fans of such events can look forward to Frost Fatales, the all-women winter speedrunning event that follows after AGDQ 2022 from February 27 to March 5. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also return, with more details to be announced.

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