Awesome Games Done Quick raises $2.6m with record-breaking Twitch stream

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Known for their yearly speed-running marathons, Awesome Games Done Quick has completed their week-long 24-hour stream and raised over $2.6 million for the Prevent Cancer foundation, breaking four separate speed-running world records at the same time.

The 2023 Awesome Games Done Quick featured 150 unique speed runs with a week’s worth of constant, 24-hour content. During the stream, tens of thousands of viewers donated, with it being reported by the site that over 39,000 viewers donated to the stream, totaling an impressive $2.6m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The numbers are impressive but don’t quite beat the 2022 record where AGDQ managed to raise over $3.4 million for the same charity. Although, the stream still raised a fantastic amount, and even broke four speed-running world records over the duration of the event.

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Awesome Games Done Quick raises money through a yearly speed-running marathon.

AGDQ beats four world records and raises over $2.6m for charity in week-long Twitch stream

Thanks to an announcement on the Game Done Quick Twitter, and the reveal on their website, we know AGDQ raised a total of $2,645,385.41 in their streaming marathon, aiding the non-profit organization greatly.

The maximum donation was around $100,000 while the average viewer donated around $66.00 to the stream, thus donating to Prevent Cancer.

On top of that, four world records were achieved, those being the speed-run times for:

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: 2:54:51.33
  • PowerWash Simulator: 33:31.7
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge: 56:18
  • Steven Seagal Is: The Final Option (Prototype): 21:44.6

Overall, the AGDQ was a huge success and only seems to be rising in popularity, meaning more money is being raised and more impact is being had on Twitch, World Records, and for important charities.

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The next big event by Games Done Quick, otherwise known as Summer Games Done Quick will take place on May 28, 2023, and will end on June 4, 2023.