Awesome Games Done Quick, a charitable annual speedrunning marathon, closed its 2019 event raising a total of $2,394,668 for Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The event, held in Rockville, Maryland from January 6–13, saw over 2,200 attendees and was broadcast on Twitch with 219,240 peak concurrent viewers. With this latest haul, Games Done Quick has raised over $19 million for charities around the world, including Doctors Without Borders, Organization for Autism Research, and CARE. This year’s charity, Prevent Cancer Foundation, is among the leading US health organizations devoted to the early detection and prevention of cancer.
The grand total for #AGDQ2019: $2,394,668.
Thank you to everyone for supporting this event. We honestly couldn’t have done it without you.
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 13, 2019
The average donation during the event came out to $51.70, though it’s still possible to donate following the event. Notable speedruns completed during Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 include a reverse boss order Super Metroid run completed in 1:06:02 by runner ShinyZeni and a true ending no major glitches Hollow Knight run completed in 1:27:57 by runner Vysuals.
The next Games Done Quick event will be Summer Game Done Quick 2019, taking place June 23-30 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 will take place in Orlando, Florida, and specific dates will be announced at a later time.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.