Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 Concludes with New Record of Over $2.2M in Charity Fundraising

Awesome Games Done Quick has ended its 2018 not only with a host of amazing speedruns, but a new charitable fundraising record for the organization.

on January 15, 2018 11:29 AM

As one of the long-held traditions to kick off the new year in gaming, the annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning event brought viewers a full week of incredible gaming speedruns, with the event having concluded with a brand new fundraising record.

Games Done Quick has announced that this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick event — which ran from January 7 – 14, 2018 — concluded with a fundraising total of $2,261,823.19, which sets a new record for the speedrunning charity event compared to last year’s total, besting it by over $40,000.

Since its introduction in 2010, Games Done Quick has regularly grown its reach across both of its annual speedrunning charity events, with the next upcoming event for the organization to be Summer Games Done Quick from June 24 – July 1.

Overall, the organization has raised over $14.5 million in charitable contributions from viewers and sponsors across 19 events, and it’s encouraging to see the event’s outreach and influence grow year over year. Aside from being a cool tradition for gamers to enjoy each year, personally I enjoy the face that the events shows the positive power of getting together to game for a good cause.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.