Awesome Games Done Quick Breaks Record in Cancer Foundation Fundraiser
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.
The final total including Twitch subscriptions and bits comes out to: $2,261,823.19
THATS A NEW RECORD FOLKS #AGDQ2018
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 14, 2018
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.
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.