Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $3.13 Million for Cancer Charity

Posted by | January 13, 2020 | News | No Comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 wrapped up on Sunday. The week-long streaming marathon was celebrating its 10th anniversary, and raised $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Watch their full recap finale video above.

This year’s AGDQ broke the record for most individual donations, with more than 54,000 donations coming from over 80 different countries.

The main event took place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Orlando, FL, where over 2,750 people attended in-person to watch speedrunners blaze through their favorite games. The week-long twitch broadcast peaked at over 236,000 concurrent viewers.

Games Done Quick is a charity organization that hosts marathon gaming streams to raise money for charities, including Doctors Without Borders and Prevent Charity Foundation. In 10 years Games Done Quick has helped raise over $22 million through donations.

If you missed any of the event, you can check out the entire AGDQ archive on YouTube. AGDQ speedruns include recent games like The Outer Worlds and classics like Mega Man 7.

AGDQ 2020 was sponsored by PlayStation, Final Fantasy XIV Online, The Yetee, Annapurna Interactive, Fangamer, Team Meat, NIS America, Tokyo Attack!, World 9 Gaming, MAGFest, and Red Bull.

The next Games Done Quick charity marathon stream will be Summer Games Done Quick 2020, which is taking place June 21-28 in Bloomington, MN. The next Awesome Games Done Quick marathon will arrive next year, January 3-10.

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