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Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises $2.39 million

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises over two million dollars for charity.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2019

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises over two million dollars for charity.

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2019 concluded on Sunday with speed runs of Super Gracie World, Super Mario Odyssey, and traditional event closer, Super Metroid. A grand total of $2.39 million was raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation, beating last year’s figure by $100,000.

More than two thousand people attended the week-long, speed-running marathon in person – which was held in Rockville, Minnesota – and at its peak, there were more than 221,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch.

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Over the past nine years, the various flavours of Games Done Quick have raised over $19 million for charitable causes, including Doctors Without Borders, Organization for Autism Research, and CARE.

The AGDQ 2019 recap video – masterfully edited and shot by Esteban “TheBesteban” Martinez – is well worth watching.

The next GDQ event planned is Summer Games Done Quick 2019, which will be held from June 23-30 in Bloomington, Minnesota. AGDQ will return in early 2020, taking place in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, archive videos, and to donate, head over to the Games Done Quick website. Congratulations to all involved.


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