Agdq 2022 Donations Halo

Last week, the latest Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon took place, and it predictably turned out a huge success. With only a few exceptions, each AGDQ event has raised more money than the last, and AGDQ 2022 Online managed to continue that tradition. By the time AGDQ 2022 came to a close, the event successfully accrued a whopping $3.4 million in donations and then some. That’s a new record not just for AGDQ, but Games Done Quick as a whole.

According to a press release, AGDQ 2022, which streamed live on Twitch from January 9 to January 16, “continues the organization’s pledge to safely continue fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic with online-only events.” And much like prior online events, “AGDQ 2022 maintained the same kind of excitement and community spirit that viewers have come to expect from the speedrunning event.”

 

A new record on multiple accounts

Alongside the record donation total, AGDQ 2022 achieved another milestone in that it “reached the first $1 million in donations in the shortest amount of time in GDQ history.” Additionally, the event saw three world-record speedrunning times across three separate games, a remarkably impressive feat considering the amount of pressure that such an event can produce. One such time included InsertLogic’s run of the popular indie game Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which clocked in at 28 minutes and 35 seconds. The other two world records included the 44:18 time achieved by Jaxler in Pumpkin Jack, and the 17:21 time earned in Shadowthepast’s run of Webbed.

All in all, the staggeringly high donations achieved by ADGQ 2022 prove that the event’s staying power and ability to inspire charity will not fade away anytime soon. Just like its previous AGDQ events, the Games Done Quick organization will send all of its donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. For those who can’t get enough of GDQ marathons, and want to contribute further to a great cause, they can look forward to the next all-women speedrunning marathon Frost Fatales, which will occur from February 27 to March 5.

Daniel Pinheiro
Daniel is a games journalist who is deeply passionate about the medium and the impact it can have on our lives. He is open to all kinds of genres, but has a particular affinity for platformers and beat 'em ups. He also helped back the Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

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