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Awesome Games Done Quick raises record $3.4m

The online event also reached the first $1 million in donations in record time

The latest edition of speedrun charity marathon Awesome Games Done Quick raised $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

It's the largest donation raised in the event's history.

AGDQ 2022 Online also was the fastest to reach the first £1 million in donations.

The event took place from January 9 to 16 on Twitch, and a number of world records were broken, including speedruns for Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Pumpkin Jack, and Webbed.

Games Done Quick has raised a total of $37 million for charity since its inception in 2010.

Last year's Awesome Games Done Quick had raised $2.75 million.

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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