Games Done Quick, the grassroots organization known for its speedrunning charity events has announced that their next charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will take place starting This Sunday, January 3-10, and has outlined the lineup for the event. Like the events that Games Done Quick has done this past year with the pandemic affecting things, Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will also be virtual.
AGDQ 2021 will be in support of Prevent Cancer Foundation. Donations can be made directly to the charity during the event via the viewing page available at GamesDoneQuick.com. One hundred percent of the AGDQ 2021 Online donations go directly to Prevent Cancer Foundation. Over the past decade, Games Done Quick has teamed up with charities around the world, including Doctors Without Borders, AbleGamers, Organization for Autism Research, and Prevent Cancer Foundation. To date, Games Done Quick has raised over $28 million for charity.
AGDQ 2020 raised more than $3.16 million which is the most in its ten-year history. More than 2,750 people attended the event. The Twitch live stream saw a peak of 236,000 concurrent viewers. Summer Games Done Quick 2020 raised $2.3 million. Games Done Quick also held Corna Relief Done Quick, where donations went to Direct Relief and to help with the pandemic.
2020 is almost over, but we start 2021 strong with #AGDQ2021! We’re only 4 days away from a week of high-octane speedrun action!
The event might be virtual, but that doesn’t mean we can’t surprise you. Check out the website on Sunday; you might see a special Velocity showing 👀. pic.twitter.com/1Dip5ECPfj
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) December 30, 2020
The event will feature a brand new, virtual interactive crowd experience. GDQ Twitch subscribers can join the crowd on the GDQ website and use various emotes in the Twitch Chat to have the audience of Velocities (GDQ’s mascot) cheer on the runners, viewable by everyone. The interactive crowd experience will be available at GamesDoneQuick.com throughout the event.
Starting January 3, at 9:00 AM, the games being played on this day include Mirror’s Edge, Donkey Kong Country, Just Cause 3, Ratchet & Clank (2016), Mega Man X5, Dragon Age: Origins, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Diddy Kong Racing, Metroid: Zero Mission, Lightmatter, Pikmin 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. You can find the full schedule here.