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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Raises Over $2.75 Million for Charity

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Total

After seven days of video game speedruns, Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 raised a whopping $2,759,815.03 for charity. The organization’s donations will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We have the overall statistics from the event below.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 was held as an online-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Runners streamed video games from their homes, broadcasting on platforms such as Twitch. AGDQ 2021 provided prizes and other incentives to encourage its viewers to donate. Based on the data, corporations like The Yetee, Fangamer, and Twitch were among the highest donors. The event ended with final incentive goals for a speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and a glitch expedition. The glitch expedition had an incentive of $250K and the speedrun was for a total of $2.5M raised. These incentives helped push the total in its final day. Additionally, runners at AGDQ 2021 streamed everyone’s favorite entries in the Zelda series, the Philips CD-i games.

  • Final Total of Donations: $2,762,537.03
  • Largest Individual Donation: $187,084.08
  • Average Donation: $65.66
  • Median Donation: $25.00
  • 157 Runs
  • 185 Prizes
  • 91 Bids
  • 25,639 Donors
  • 42,076 Donations

Part of the Games Done Quick charity marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick is a yearly event. AGDQ raises money for a USA-based charity and one of the leading organizations dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation. AGDQ 2021’s final total was less than 2020’s total of $3,164,002. However, the fund-raising event was still a considerable success despite the global pandemic. The sister event, Summer Games Done Quick, is usually held in late June or early July.

Those who would still like to contribute can donate via Awesome Games Done Quick’s website.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.