Awesome Games Done Quick still has some pretty exciting speed run charity streams to look forward to.
Feelgood Friday: The Biggest Speed Run Charity Event of the Year is Underway
The world's foremost speed run charity event is currently afoot as Awesoime Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2023 enters the last few days of streaming. But if you thought for a minute that things might be slowing down in the final moments, you clearly haven't been paying attention.
For thirteen years charity speed run drives have been dominated by GDQ and its spinoff events, which have continued to surpass records year upon year. So naturally, we're rather fond of talking about them in our Feelgood Friday segment. Well, that, and because of the numerous gaming spectacles they facilitate on a regular basis.
For instance, Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 began on Sunday January 8th and has already seen a record-breaking speedrun pulled off live on stream. The record speed run saw Twitch streamer Jhay smash his previous Super Mario Galaxy 2 world record by four seconds.
In addition to it being a monumental achievement, Jhay was one of many speedrunners that helped contribute to the event's designated charity: Prevent Cancer Foundation. So his excitement was pretty understandable.
Another highlight of the week was when a Final Fantasy VII speed run earned $18,000 in one go thanks to the generosity of one viewer. Their donation is currently the highest contribution to the total which has already broken $1.1m. And there's plenty more where that came from.
Suffice to say, while AGDQ has a pretty great track record when it comes to breaking records from previous events, this year seems to be especially poignant thanks to the departure of the event's founder, Mike Uyama, who is leaving the organisation after thirteen years to look for a "new adventure".
Hopefully this will help to encourage another record-breaking year in terms of donations. And with speed runs like PS5 Simulator in the schedule, we see no reason why viewers won't be throwing their money at their screens until Sunday.
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