Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $1.5 Million for Cancer Research

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), an annual charity gaming event, returned in 2015 to pit some of the best speedrunners in the world against one another in the name of raising money towards cancer research.

The event ran from January 4 to 11, and featured an interesting medley of games ranging from 8-bit classics to current-gen, triple-A titles. Some of those featured, amongst many, many others, included: Metal Gear Rising, Batman: Arkham City, Pokémon Blue (below), Super Pitfall, Tetris and The Legend of Zelda.

The entirety of the event was broadcast live on Twitch, with individual runs now available on demand via YouTube.

Overall, the total amount raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation from the stream, sales of merchandise and a Humble Bundle themed after the AGDQ was $1.5 million dollars, as confirmed on the event’s official Twitter page:

On the back of this resounding success, organisers Games Done Quick look set to do it all again with July’s Summer Games Done Quick extravaganza.

Did you watch AGDQ 2015? What were some of your favourite runs and moments? Let us know in the comments below.

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