Charity marathon returns in socially-distanced capacity
Unsurprisingly, the Awesome Games Done Quick team has confirmed that their first event of the new year, AGDQ 2021, will be an online-only affair, as the world continues to be rocked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Much like last month’s SGDQ 2020 event, the week-long charity speedrun marathon will features players from across the globe showcasing their amazing gaming prowess from the safety of their own homes. Viewers on Twitch will be able to check out seven days of speedruns, while entering prize draws and, most importantly, donating money to a worthy cause.
Despite eschewing the usual haunt of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Minnesota, SGDQ 2021 still managed to raise a very impressive $2.3 million for global medical network Medecins Sans Frontieres. All of the streams from the summer event can be found bookmarked over on the GDQ VOD website.
AGDQ 2021 will take place between January 3-10. Game submissions will open on September 24. Additionally, an all-women’s speedrun event, Fleet Fatales, will take place between November 15-21. For more info on all events, visit the official GDQ website.
With COVID-19 being a continuing concern, for the community’s safety we have decided to move #AGDQ2021 to an online format with the same January 3rd-10th dates.
For more info: https://t.co/umiMSaefOZ
Game and select volunteer submissions will open September 24th!
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) September 12, 2020