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Awesome Games Done Quick Sets New Records for Charity

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The charity event where players around the world have to speedrun through various games to raise money for certain charitable events, wherein this case for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon had set a new record by raising about $3.4 million. 

The event started on Twitch from Jan. 9 - Jan. 16, 24 hours each day a speedrunning was live for AGDQ 2022, as one streamer even went as far as to blindfold themselves while playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Awesome Games Done Quick Sets New Records for Charity

This year, AGDQ has not only beaten their record of highest donations for a charity, but they also had earned the first $1 million in the shortest amount of time, which was a first for this event.

Not only did AGDQ had broken some records, but some of the Twitch streamers who were active during the event had broken some records of their own when 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.

The event brought in a total of 148 runs, 28,034 donors, and 49,438 donations.

AGDQ’s next event will be an all-women winter speedrunning event from Feb. 27 - March 5. In addition, Summer AGDQ will also take place, but details about the event have not been confirmed.