AGDQ 2020 Sets Another New Record: $3.13 Million

Joanna Estrada
January 14, 2020

AGDQ 2020 ended with $3.13 million in donations for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, it was announced by press release. This run featured the use of a special Crowd Control Twitch extension, which allowed viewers to donate Twitch Bits in order to either assist or troll runner Andy during his playthrough.

This year's Awesome Games Done Quick raised a final total of £2.4 million to be donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The number for all other events to beat is now $3.13 million Dollars (plus any late donations that they wish to count). Starting on January 5 and ending in the wee hours of January 13, the full week of charitable gaming raised a total of $3,135,900.56, with 54,169 donations as of now. Compared to AGDQ 2019, it is an increase of over $700.000 year on year. AGDQ has improved its total fundraiser during the previous year in each event since 2017.

Last years Summer Games Done Quick was the first GDQ to pull in $3 million for the week. Previous installments of SGDQ have seen money go to Doctors Without Borders.

Held in Orlando, Florida, AGDQ 2020 attracted more than 2,750 people to watch the speedrunning shenanigans in person. Nearly 3,000 people turned up to watch the show in Florida in person, while Twitch reports a streaming peak of 236,000 concurrently stopping by on Twitch, too.

The next stream, Summer Games Done Quick 2020, will be held this June 21-28.

Next year's event will take place on the week of January 3-10, 2021 with no location announced yet, while Summer Games Done Quick 2020 will run June 21-28 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Archives of this year's speedruns can be found on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

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