Awesome Games Done Quick Breaks Record in Cancer Foundation Fundraiser

Games Done Quick outdoes themselves with their winter marathon, raising a record amount of money.

Awesome Games Done Quick continues to grow its audience and positive impact on the world. The speed-running marathon, which ran from January 7th to January 14th, raised $2.26 million, managing to beat its previous fundraising record of $2.21 million.

AGDQ is well known for its bidding wars, where donations can be made to name characters of certain playthroughs, influence certain routes, or showcase extra speed-running exhibitions. Two of this marathon's biggest bidding wars centered upon the name of the player's horse in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (the name "Rochefort" won with $50,792.81 in total donations) and whether or not to save the baby Yoshis in Super Dram World 2. This time around, the donors opted to not save the Yoshis ($75,058.35 to $67,380.92) in favor of a faster completion of the game.

The money raised in this marathon will go to The Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since the marathon's inception, AGDQ has raised over $14.6 million for charities, including Doctors Without Borders, AbleGamers, and the Houston Food Bank, among other worthy causes.

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If you're interested to know more about AGDQ, you can visit their website to learn about their next event, how to donate, and volunteer opportunities.

 

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Published Jan. 17th 2018

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