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AGDQ 2020 Donations Top $3.13 Millions USD

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BY January 12, 2020
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Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2020 is in the books. The charity organization wrapped its 2020 series of events with a record amount of money raised. With the wild start to 2020 we’ve had, it’s really nice to feel so much positivity garnishing real world change. Keep reading to find out the final total for AGDQ 2020 donations, and a bit about the event.

What is AGDQ 2020?

AGDQ 2020 donations Image Credit: Games Done Quick Stream Via Twitch

Awesome Games Done Quick is the annual event of the organization Games Done Quick. AGDQ raises money for charity via speed-running. Volunteers offer to speedrun games for streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Essentially, the AGDQ 2020 donations come all from the gaming community. Fans watch streamers play games exceptionally well to raise money for great causes. In the gaming community, the event becomes one of the highlights of the year. Luckily for us, a hard-to-comprehend start to 2020 feels a little more human after the event.

A huge feature of AGDQ is the fact that players explain the tricks and tips they use to speedrun. For example, this video features a streamer beating all 5 Fallout games. Yes, you read that correctly: all 5 Fallout games. During the run, the streamer explains different ways he’s able to do what we’re watching. The entire gaming community revolves around togetherness and positive action thanks to the social structure video games give us. AGDQ 2020 donations clearly point to more people believing in the cause than ever.

Total Donations, Money Raised, and Average Giving

AGDQ 2020 donations Image Credit: Games Done Quick Stream Via Twitch

This year’s event succeeded in nearly every intended aspect. For starters, AGDQ 2020 donations totaled $3,133,333.33 USD. That’s the total money donated towards charity when adding up the 54,141 donations. The average donation was $57.87, and max donation earned was $356,306.00. If you consider how many people watched the event this year, then the good news continues. More people watched AGDQ 2020 than ever before. This means more events from Games Done Quick during the year should have good viewership, and in turn, solid donations.

The world is a scary, scary place. If it’s not disease and famine, it’s war, oppression, and other things to get you down. AGDQ 2020 is a great time for me and others to remember there’s still good in the world. Video games bring me a lot of peace and joy, as they do for others. Community is everything. Self-care is everything. Thank you, AGDQ 2020, for reminding us all that we’re not alone in taking on the world’s biggest problems. Looking forward, it’d be great for companies to do their part too.

If free to play revenue is higher than ever before, then how about some of that returns to causes like AGDQ? Just a thought. Individual activism through donations or awareness is great, but companies have the power to do more than any of us.

What was your favorite stream from AGDQ 2020? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading Comic Years, and always take care of yourself!

Featured Image Credit: Games Done Quick Stream Via Twitch

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Taylor loves to play video games in his spare time. He has two degrees in Political Communication and wrote his thesis on Marxism and the exploitation of college athletes. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two Toy Australian Sheppards. He’s always got headphones in, and he’s a diehard Cubs fan.

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