Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 charity marathon starts this weekend

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 begins this weekend, where folks from all over the world come to watch the best of the best completing video games in record time. Meaning yes, there may be someone who can complete Dark Souls in 2 minutes or something. We wouldn’t put it past those crafty gamers.

This annual video game charity event will be hosted in Orlando, with a week-long marathon starting on January the 5th, Sunday at 11:30am EST. It will conclude on the following Sunday.

It will be hosted by Games Done Quick, a grassroots organization that is known for its speedrunning charity events. However, this event is extra special as not only will the event be supporting the ‘Prevent Cancer Foundation’, a non-profit charity dedicated to the prevention and early detection of cancer, but it will also be the 10th year that this event has occurred.

Credit: Games Done Quick

To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, AGDQ 2020 will feature more than 130 games showcased by the world’s most talented speedrunners. If you’re unable to get there, the event will also be broadcast live on Twitch.

Last year, more than 2,200 people attended Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 in person, while the Twitch live stream saw a peak of 219,240 concurrent viewers. It is a very popular event, and because of all the awesome people that have made this event possible, $2.39 million was raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation last year.

But all of this wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship from PlayStation, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Yetee, Annapurna Interactive, Fangamer, Team Meat, NIS America, Tokyo Attack!, World 9 Gaming, MAGFest, and Red Bull.

If you’re interested in donating, donations can be made directly during the event via the viewing page available at the GamesDoneQuick website. 100% of all AGDQ 2020 donations support Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Near Orlando? Then you can be there in person by going to the DoubleTree Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando in Orlando this weekend.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.