AGDQ Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

agdq-2015-bannerA lot of people love gamers who do YouTube let’s plays and Twitch live streaming for a living. Eventually, I’d like to add that stuff to the offerings I do online (under the etg banner or a different pseudonym). For now, though, I’m leaving it to the experts.

The great things about those experts is that they often put their talents to good use. A group of speedrunners joined forces to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation with a week-long speedrunning marathon streamed on Twitch.

According the AGDQ’s website, the event raised over $1.55 million in money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation between donations to AGDQ and merchandise sales. In addition to direct donations, they had funds raised through t-shirt sales as well as a AGDQ Humble Bundle, which reportedly brought in about $200,000 by itself. In total, event organizers counted 39,000 donations from just over 29,000 donors.

The whole fundraiser took place from January 4th to the 11th and featured a whole host of speedrunners complete over 150 games to raise money for charity. If you missed it, AGDQ’s YouTube channel is updating with this year’s archives.

And while you’ll never see it mentioned in a press release or included on a tax receipt, the best moment of AGDQ was when Jackafur got engaged to Kittyrawr live on stream. Who doesn’t love love?

Source: Awesome Games Done Quick


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on January 13, 2015, in Games and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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