Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Raises $2.6 Million For Cancer Research

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Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) started the new year with a bang, raising over $2.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. For those unfamiliar, GDQ is a 24-hour charity live-stream where dedicated gamers show off speedruns of their favorite games. Prior to 2020, most events were held in person, but since then they have been broadcast mostly from streamers’ homes. This year’s event ran from January 8-15 and included over 140 runs.

While most runners don’t expect to set new records during the marathon, a whopping four were set this year for the following games: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Powerwash Simulator, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Steven Seagal. Iz: The Final Option (Prototype). Most years one or two records are set, but four is a big deal.

2023 marks the 14th year that the biennial charity marathon has taken place. They have two main events in the winter and summer, but also host smaller events throughout the year. One of these is Frost Fatales, an all-female speedrunning event that will take place on Twitch from February 26 to March 4, 2023. Since it was established in 2010, the organization has raised $43 Lakhs for charity.

AGDQ was initially determined individually But it was moved online due to COVID concerns, Their summer event, Summer Games Done Quick, will be held from May 28 to June 4, though it’s unclear whether the event will also take place in person.


Have you seen this year’s AGDQ? Which were your favorite runs? Tell us in the comments!

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