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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online Raises Record-Breaking $3.4 Million For Prevent Cancer Foundation

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2022 @ 11:50 a.m. PST

Games Done Quick is a grassroots organization best known for hosting the world’s premier charity speed-running events.

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2022 Online concluded its week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, raising a total of more than $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the largest donation total raised in a single GDQ event. AGDQ 2022 Online also reached the first $1 million in donations in the shortest amount of time in GDQ history.

AGDQ 2022 Online was broadcast on Twitch from January 9-16. As Games Done Quick's first event of 2022, it continues the organization's pledge to safely continue fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic with online-only events. All the while, AGDQ 2022 maintained the same kind of excitement and community spirit that viewers have come to expect from the speedrunning event.

This year's AGDQ was particularly notable for the number of world records that were broken, including:

Games Done Quick thanks its AGDQ 2022 Online event sponsors Twitch, The Yetee, Support Class, Fangamer, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem, Annapurna Interactive, Power Up Audio, DANGEN Entertainment, and NIS America.

Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised more than $37 million for charities around the world, including Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, Malala Fund, and Organization for Autism Research.

The next GDQ event will be the all-women winter speedrunning event Frost Fatales, from February 27 to March 5 on Twitch. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also return, with more details to be announced.

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