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Awesome Game Gone Quick Motion Raises $3.4 Million For Charity

Awesome Game Gone Quick Motion Raises $3.4 Million For Charity

Games Done Quick has raised $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation at its annual video game speedrunning event, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), the most money ever made at a Games Done Quick event (via IGN).

The organization, which hosts two major flamboyant events for the charity each year, announced its success on Twitter. It is the highest fundraiser ever raised by Game Done Quick, and it is also the fastest that the organization has reached $1 million in donations. As reported on AGDQ's tracker, the event involved a total of 149 speedruns and received 49,482 donations from 28,073 different people.

AGDQ 2022 was livestreamed on Twitch from January 9th to January 16th and featured some of the most talented speedrunners in the world, breaking some of their own records. InsertLogic completed Kena: Bridge of Spirits in 28:35, Shadowpast ran Webbed in 17:21, and Jaxler beat Pumpkin Jack in 53:17, breaking all previous world records.

In one particularly high-profile stunt, Mitriz ran through the notoriously difficult Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, while blindfolded, using only auditory cues to complete the game in just over two hours. This isn't Mitriz's first attempt at completing the game blindfolded; He beat the game in less than two hours during a livestream in December. The Chinese speedrunner, Just Blind, holds the record for the fastest Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice speedrun in 1:42.

The next Games Done quick fundraising event, Frost Fatless, is scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 5. This is an entirely women-run event that will raise money for the Malala Fund, a charity that aims to provide access to education. For young girls around the world.

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