Awesome Games Done Quick raises whopping $2.39m for charity

Here’s something wholesome to brighten up your Monday: this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick – an annual charity speedrunning marathon – has raised a total of $2.39m for charity. See, it’s not all doom and gloom in the world.

This remarkable amount means the 2019 marathon has beaten 2018’s donations total by slightly over $100,000. According to the press release, AGDQ 2019 saw 2200 people make the trip to the Maryland venue to watch the speedrunners strut their stuff, while the Twitch broadcast saw a peak of 219,240 concurrent viewers.

The funds are being given to the Prevent Cancer Foundation – an American charity “dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection”. A total of 45,000 people from around the world pitched in to donate.

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Source: Eurogamer Awesome Games Done Quick raises whopping .39m for charity