The Awesome Games Done Quick chat started to explode during a Halo 3 speedrun when viewers noticed donations had hit $1 million.
“One million!!!” “HYPE!”
AGDQ had reached over $1 million in donations towards the Prevent Cancer Foundation with several days left to go in the charity speed-running event.
The $1 million mark was passed during a Halo 3 run by speedrunner SasquatchSensei. It was actually a bonus game suddenly added to AGDQ’s packed schedule. To see these bonus games, viewers have to reach a certain donation amount happen. In this case, it was $160,000 to see SasquatchSensei take on Halo 3 during the Sci-Fi block of the AGDQ event.
“We just passed 1 MILLION DOLLARS raised, setting a new PB for fastest AGDQ to reach that milestone!” AGDQ exclaimed on Twitter, thanking everyone who contributed to the fundraiser. AGDQ then noted that there are still a lot of “fantastic runs” on the way, urging viewers to keep the momentum going.
We’ve just passed 1 MILLION DOLLARS raised for @preventcancer, setting a new PB for fastest AGDQ to reach that milestone!
Thank you to every single person who contributed to get us here ????
We still have LOTS of fantastic runs coming up so let’s keep the momentum going! #AGDQ2021 pic.twitter.com/uCbV3czpKd
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 8, 2021
This was the eighth year in a row that Awesome Games Done Quick reached $1 million in donations. This year was also the fastest AGDQ reached that milestone, meaning the event is on pace to beat last year’s $3,164,002 fundraising record. There are still two full days of streams left, with speedrunners scheduled for a full 24 hours each day.
AGDQ Online 2021 has been a very successful event thus far despite a few technical difficulties. Moving the fundraising event entirely online brought on a few challenges, but the streamers and crew adapted quickly. Some games to watch this weekend include Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Oddworld, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Pokemon Blue on Saturday.
Check out the full schedule here.