Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Online (AGDQ) has wrapped up after a week of speedruns of all kinds of games. Speedrunning is all about playing through a game as quickly as possible. The other focus of AGDQ is the fundraising aspect the organizers conduct alongside the playing-games-quickly half of the event.
This time, AGDQ finished with over two-and-three-quarters million dollars raised for Prevent Cancer. Among the other interesting stats from this year’s AGDQ: there were 157 runs over the week, 25,647 donators who made 42,084 donations. The max donation was a hefty $187,084.08. A year ago, AGDQ 2020 pulled in a record $3 million in donations, but the final tally this year is no less impressive, especially as an event that was hosted solely online.
We hope that you had a wonderful time watching all of the runs and talented runners, and want to say thank you to everyone involved in the event, everyone who donated, and of course, all of you for being here with us! pic.twitter.com/nBShMysTxR
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 10, 2021
Games Done Quick, the organizers behind AGDQ and other speedrunning and tournament events, is a charity fundraising organization who has hosted these events for over 10 years. During AGDQ, speedrunners play a wide variety of games online over Twitch while explaining their tips, tricks, and glitches that help them accomplish their best times. To explore the speedruns that might interest you, visit GDQ’s YouTube archive from the 2021 winter event.
Prevent Cancer, an organization on the receiving end of AGDQ 2021 Online’s donations, is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization focused on research, education, outreach and advocacy to improve cancer detection and prevention.
The next major event coming up for GDQ will be their summer event, Summer Games Done Quickly. As time, dates and other details are released, Events for Gamers will share the info!