2022 has already proven to be a big year for Awesome Games Done Quick, which has now managed to raise a record-breaking amount for charity.
Taking place over the course of last week, the video game speedrunning stream managed to bring in $3,416,729 USD for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, setting a new high for money raised by the organization over the 12 years that it has been running. Viewers donated $25 USD on average with the highest single donation reaching a whopping $236,656 USD.
The week-long event itself provided plenty of content for gaming fans to watch as numerous speedrunners created new world records including for Webbed, Pumpkin Jack and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Another highlight was Mitchriz’ speedrun of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, completing the game in just over two hours while being completely blindfolded the entire way.
#AGDQ2022 has raised a total amount of $3,416,729 for @preventcancer! This is officially the most we’ve ever raised in the history of @GamesDoneQuick – ANOTHER WR?
Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and thank you all for your generosity & support❤️
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 16, 2022
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