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

Published: 13/Jan/2019 16:32 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 16:35

by David Purcell


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. 

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. 


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, 


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.