Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Raises Over $2.6 Million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation
Awesome Games Done Quick, the week-long 24-hour video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has just raised over $2.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
According to Game Done Quick’s official website, AGDQ 2023 featured 150 speedruns and raised a total of $2,644,770.41 from 39,857 donations from 21,519 donors. The max donation was $100,000, the average donation was $66.36, and the median donation was $25.
#AGDQ2023 has raised a total amount of $2,642,493 for @preventcancer!
Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and to all of you for your amazing generosity & support 💙
See you all next time at #SGDQ2023 from May 28th to June 4th ⏱️ #ThankYouMike 👏 pic.twitter.com/h3lkCmg0J7
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 15, 2023
AGDQ 2022 set a new Games Done Quick record by raising over $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and while this year’s event didn’t quite break any new records, it’s still an incredible accomplishment the team accomplished that will make a difference for so many.
The next big event from Games Done Quick will be Summer Games Done Quick 2023 from May 28 to June 4. Last year, SGDQ raised a total of $3.01 million for Doctors Without Borders.
Throughout the event, which ran on Twitch from January 8 – 15, speedrunners from around the world showed off their amazing skills for a good cause. There were a ton of incredible moments during the marathon, including when @NotImJhay set a new world record for Super Mario Galaxy 2.
In case you missed it or want to see it again (who wouldn’t??), BIG GGs to @NotImJhay for getting the WR in Super Mario Galaxy 2! GGs to HardcoreGaming, @SuperT302, and MutantsAbyss for the great race as well, whew! #AGDQ2023 pic.twitter.com/vQgCluJ9rP
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 10, 2023
You can check out all the speedruns from Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 on Games Done Quick’s YouTube Channel, where you can see such games as Pokemon Yellow, Final Fantasy VII, Portal, and many more completed in a speedy fashion by some of the best players in the world.
Prior to AGDQ, Games Done Quick announced that its founder, Mike Uyama, would be stepping down from the company after 13 years. Since the first event that was held in Uyama’s mother’s basement in 2010, GDQ has gone on to raise over $41 million for such charities as the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.