AGDQ 2019 raises $2.39 million for charity while going fast

Last week was an absolute blast if you enjoy speedruns and while not all of the games have been uploaded to the Awesome Games Done Quick YouTube channel yet, the donations have been counted and pushed beyond last year’s impressive $2.2 million, raising $2.39 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

More than 46,000 people opened their wallets during the event, with three sources giving $10,000 and more than 180 giving $1,000 or more. 2,200 people attended the speedrunning marathon in Rockville, Maryland, with Twitch concurrents reaching an impressive 219,240 people.

131 games were run during the event, with a few new world records being set. Krankdud had an amazing week, getting a Mega Man Zero 2 record and a cooperative run N++ with AND4H.

It was a good time and loads of wholesome fun. If you enjoy games, like seeing people work out how to push them to breaking point and some frame perfect precision, you should definitely hop through the YouTube channel and watch a game you love finished in a way you probably never even thought about.

I skipped games I hadn’t played or finished yet, but I am told the Hollow Knight run was fantastic to watch, Tomb Raider 2 was fun and informative, Splatoon 2’s DLC includes dancing hijinks, and now for the first time I really understand why people enjoy the awful block. Thanks gyre and Virtual Hydlide for showing me the pits of gaming.

There was also a moment of pride when local Nyamakop’s Semblance appeared on stage, with halfcoordinated finishing the game one-handed in 27:26.

Now to go back to playing games wondering if every wall might just be hiding the level completion trigger or some weird glitch. Oh and fighting the urge to yell orb whenever something round appears on stage.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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