Record Breaking $2.2 Million Raised During Awesome Games Done Quick 2018
A new year is upon us, and with it, gamers are looking not only to the big titles coming to the industry this year, but also for ways to use the joy of gaming to give back to the world. Many gamers are aware of the Awesome Games Done Quick events, which have occurred in the January of every year since 2010. The event has brought together speedrunners to perform fast runs of popular games in order to raise money for charitable causes. The Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 event has proven to be the best one yet, with a record breaking amount of donations raised.
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
The official Twitter account has shared the record-breaking total raised at Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 this year. Over the course of the week-long event, a grand total of $2,261,823.19 was raised for The Prevent Cancer Foundation. This total surpasses the record total raised at a previous Awesome Games Done Quick event of $2.1 million. More donations are still coming in, so this new record total will continue to increase. Games Done Quick claims that over 32,000 people made donations during the event, with 130 of those donors making donations exceeding $1,000.
This year’s Awesome Games Done Quick event started with a speed run of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped from the new remake of the original trilogy of Crash Bandicoot games, and ended with a speed run of the main quests in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Their Summer event is scheduled to take place from June 24th to July 1st of this year. What do you guys think about the record breaking donations during Awesome Games Done Quick 2018? Let us know in the comments below!
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