Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 commences this weekend

Now with added Hades

It’s January, and you know what that means, it’s once again time for some of the savviest players in the business to gather together for a non-stop marathon of fantastic gaming action.

Awesome Games Done Quick is upon us once again, and will see players from across the globe congregate to showcase their skills on a great (and not-so-great) plethora of titles. While the world remains mired in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AGDQ 2021 has shifted to an online capacity – much like SGDQ 2020 – but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune in and watch all of the action from the comfort and safety of your own abode.

This year’s schedule sees recent entries such as Hades, Carrion, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice rub shoulders with a bevy of AGDQ regulars from the Metroid, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises. Entries from the Final Fantasy and Silent Hill series are in attendance, as are AGDQ mainstays such as Mirror’s Edge, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon.

As the week progresses, viewers can donate to the event, with all proceeds once again going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which continues its effort to research and develop groundbreaking advances in the curing of cancer. Last year’s marathon raised a record-breaking $3.1 million USD, with the AGDQ event having cumulatively raised over $15 million USD since its inception back in 2010.

As always, viewers can expect competitions, giveaways, interviews, and daily roundups. While the event might have shifted online, the GDQ team still work tirelessly to deliver an exciting and engaging week of festivities with all of the expected trimmings, despite limitations imposed by the current health crisis. Good luck to all of the presenters, crew members, and runners. Stay safe and have an awesome week!

AGDQ 2021 runs January 3 – January 10. Check out all of the action on the official GDQ Twitch channel.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.