The multi-day speed running event Awesome Games Done Quick raised nearly $2.7 million for charity this year. The amount will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event could be followed live and will again take place completely online in 2023.
A total of 39,872 donations were made during the AGDQ 2023 event, which took place between 8 and 15 January. A total of 2,666,868.41 dollars was raised, which amounts to approximately 2.47 million euros. The highest donation this year was $100,000. The amount will be donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Several world records were broken during the event this year. For example, the Any% speedrun record in Super Mario Galaxy 2 was set at 2 hours, 54 minutes, and 51.33 seconds. broken by Jhay. The previous world record was 4.4 seconds higher. New world records were also set in games such as Powerwash Simulator and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
AGDQ has been held every year in January since 2010, followed by a summer edition later in the year. During the Games Done Quick events, video games are played as fast as possible for days by various speedrunners. Last year’s event raised a record $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The organization’s next event, Summer Games Done Quick 2023, will take place between May 28 and June 4. It is expected that this event will be held physically, and not exclusively online. During this summer edition, 3.01 million dollars was raised for Doctors Without Borders last year.
The new Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrun record set during AGDQ 2023