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AGDQ 2020’s fundraising breaks another record, with another $3 million

Summer Games Done Quick next, June 21-28 in Minnesota

Two blindfolded gamers with headphones, one wearing a blue hoodie, the other a red plaid hunting jacket, crouch over a single controller as they try to beat a game together.
The speedrunners sinister1 and zallard1, during their double-blindfolded run beating Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! at Awesome Games Done Quick 2020
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Awesome Games Done Quick concluded at midnight and sent another record-breaking check to charity, with $3.13 million raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It’s the second GDQ event to raise more than $3 million over the marathon’s week-long run.

The $3,133,062.78 total, raised from 54,134 donors (as of 11 a.m. EST) are both all-time bests. It’s more than $700,000 above what AGDQ 2019 raised, a nearly 30 percent increase. AGDQ has improved its fundraising total over the previous year at every event going back to 2017.

Last year’s Summer Games Done Quick was the first GDQ to pull in $3 million for the week. That event benefits Doctors Without Borders. Over 26 events spanning 10 years, the series has now raised more than $25.6 million.

More than 2,750 people attended AGDQ 2020 in person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Twitch viewership peaked at more than 236,000 concurrents, GDQ organizers reported. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 has already been announced for the week of Jan. 3-10, 2021, with location TBA.

Summer Games Done Quick is on for June 21-28 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

In all, 134 games were run over the nonstop seven-day event. The full list of runs, with video-on-demand links, can be found on the r/speedrun subreddit. Or check out Games Done Quick’s official YouTube channel, where videos are still being cut and uploaded.

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