AGDQ 2018 draws to a close, raises over $2.2 million for charity


Speedrunners of the world, unite

The curtain has dropped on Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 (AGDQ). Once again speedrunners from all over the world descended upon Herndon, Virginia to play hundreds of great (and not so great) video games, in order to raise money for charity.

Over the week, donations have poured in from across the globe. Viewers could enter competitions to win exclusive prizes and vote on in-game variables, such as save file names or narrative decisions. When the digital dust cleared seven days later, the grand total stood at an amazing $2,262,818,19. The incredible sum, which beats last year’s total by some $40,000, will be donated toward the tireless efforts of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Over the week, players smashed games ranging from AGDQ veterans such as Super Mario World and Metal Gear Solid, to modern classics, including an wild run on Resident Evil 7 and the event’s finale, held on Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Video of all games has been archived and can be accessed from the event’s Reddit page.

Congratulations to everyone who was a part of AGDQ 2018, whether player, presenter, tech crew or donator. You should all be very proud of your inspiring efforts and amazing results.

The next event, Summer Games Done Quick, will take place in Minnesota from June 24 to July 1 2018.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 [Official site]