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Awesome Games Done Quick raises $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick sets new record, by raising $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation AGDQ 2020 finished up with a fundraising total of £2.3 million
Cecil Davis | 14 January, 2020, 09:45

Nearly 3,000 people turned up to watch the show in Florida in person, while Twitch reports a streaming peak of 236,000 concurrently stopping by on Twitch, too.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 is over, but the celebration will continue all through the night after the speedrunning event has ushered in its tenth year with a new fundraising record.

Game speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick has raised over $3 million following this year's week-long run. With that money added to the amassed total of donations that had already reached $2.5 million raised, the $3 million mark was within reach.

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As always, a plethora of Speedrunners attended en-masse to show off their skills and attempt to beat records on their favourite games. Not only Games Done Quick has set milestones towards a good cause, but they also kept the train running for ten years strong. In the end, AGDQ 2020 raised nearly $100,000 more than SGDQ 2019, so we could very well see this new record broken once SGDQ 2020 rolls around in June. From humble beginnings, raising donations around $10,000, they first raised over $1 million in 2014 and have now raised more than $3 million in the last two events. That max donation total was nearly certainly the funds brought in from bit donations and channel subscriptions throughout the week, which are typically tallied toward the end of the show.

In total, 134 games were run during the seven-day non-stop event.

Highlights from Awesome Game Done Quick's gaming marathon is available on its official youtube channel, along with videos from the previous years.