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Entertainment • Jan 13, 2019

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises record-breaking amount for charity

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises record-breaking amount for charity

The Awesome Games Done Quick event 2019 has raised a record-breaking $2.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, after a week of gaming at Rockville, MA. 

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The event was drawn to a close on January 13 and this year's tally surpasses the previous record set in 2017, where $2.2 million was raised for the charity, making it the most successful to date. 

Games Done Quick announced the news on their official Twitter account after gamers played their way through a variety of games from past and present to attract donations. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Bloodborne, Super Mario: Odyssey and others featuring across the seven days of streaming. 

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During the course of the week, many viewers were actively bidding on prizes and challenges that they wanted to see completed - all of which helped build towards the record-breaking total - while others made more standard donations. 

If you would like to take a closer look at the event, check out the YouTube clip from Games Done Quick below. It shows just how these events play out, with interviews from hosts and organizers, 

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The donations tally stands at exactly $2,397,187.51, according to event statistics, which is slightly higher than the amount revealed in their initial announcement. The donor index also shows the highest sum contributed to the cause was $217,226 across the week, which started on January 6. 

The next event held by Games Done Quick will take place between June 23-30.