AGDQ 2021 Concludes as the Event Raises $2.7 Million for Charity
AGDQ 2021 has kicked the new year off by raising over $2,700,000 for the prevent cancer foundation.
One of my favorite events of the year has come to a close. AGDQ 2021 quicked the year off in fashion by shredding through some of your favorite games while also raising a whole lot of money for charity.
This year’s Awesome Games Done Quick event raised a total of $2,758,847 for the prevent cancer foundation. On top of that, the event had switched over to an online format this year rather than being held in-person. The stream went pretty smoothly for the most part.
We hope that you had a wonderful time watching all of the runs and talented runners, and want to say thank you to everyone involved in the event, everyone who donated, and of course, all of you for being here with us! pic.twitter.com/nBShMysTxR
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 10, 2021
The AGDQ runs featured some of the typical mainstays for the event, plus some runs were added that had a wackier twist to them. One example would be the Celeste speedrun where the runners could only use Dancepads or a blindfolded run of Super Mario 64. But the show ended with my favorite game to watch anyone speedrun: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
However, we did get some new additions to the schedule as well. Hades was a welcome new addition to the event. I believe there was even a Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon speedrun in there.
While the world has started to look like it is going down the toilet, I am happy to see that this event can still take place and raise an astronomical amount of money for a great cause. As someone who has had family members pass from cancer and currently has another going through cancer treatments, It always makes my heart warm when I see my favorite hobby and others who share the same sentiment raise so much money for the cause.