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.

By Grant Huff

January 10, 2021

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.

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.

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Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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