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Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Final Tally Crosses $3 Million

January 13, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 has concluded and the people at GDQ have released the final tally for this year's charitable contributions. In total, a legion of speedrunning fanatics and fans have donated over $3 million to charity this year alone.

If you happen to be unfamiliar with Games Done Quick, it's a charitable organization with a simple premise: speedrunners play through a variety of video games as quickly as they can in an effort to entertain people and, ultimately, secure donations for a charitable cause.

 

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 was raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, an organization that aims to "stop cancer before it starts" through research, education, outreach, and advocacy. (For the curious, the Charity is rated four stars by Charity Navigator, with more than 75% of its money going towards programs and services.)

Now, the total for the 2020 show has come in, and it's pretty darn good: speedrunners around the world have raised a combined $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

 
 

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Celebrates 10 Years

This year's show marked another milestone: it was the ten-year anniversary of Awesome Games Done Quick. What started as a humble event in a guy's basement has exploded into a show that has thousands of in-person attendees and a high of more than 236,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch.

 
 

Take a look at the Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Finale Video to see some highlights from this year's show:

Archives of this year's speedruns can be found on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel. You can also see what runs we recommended checking out from the event earlier in the week.

Of course, this isn't the end of Games Done Quick. Next year's show will be bigger and better, but we'll have Summer Games Done Quick well before that. You'll be able to see Summer Games Done Quick when it takes place from June 21–28, 2020, in Bloomington, MN. The 2021 core ADQ show will happen on January 3–10, 2021, at a location to be announced.

What did you think of this year's Games Done Quick show? What was your favorite moment? Let us know in the comments below!