Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is back for the tenth time in 2020 with a full week of Speedruns for charity.
In celebration of the Anniversary and in support of the Prevent Cancer Foundation more than 130 games will be played as quickly as possible. This year’s AGDQ will run from Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 a.m. EST until Sunday, January 12, 2020. As always, the marathon event will be streamed in its entirety on Twitch. Orlando, Florida will host this AGDQ, specifically the DoubleTree Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando will be the place were all the speedruns will run.
In the ten years, AGDQ has been running the charity has raised over $22 million for various charities including Doctors Without Borders, AbleGamers, and Organization for Autism Research and of course, this year’s charity the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Sponsors for this year’s AGDQ include PlayStation, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Yetee, Annapurna Interactive, Fangamer, Team Meat, NIS America, Tokyo Attack!, World 9 Gaming, MAGFest, and Red Bull.
Donations can be made at GamesDoneQuick.com and some sponsors, like Yetee and Fangamer, sell AGDQ merch which benefits the Prevent Cancer Foundation as well.
AGDQ was one of the biggest speedrunning events to date with over 2.200 attendees and a peak Twitch viewership of 219,240 concurrent watchers.
Some highlights and lowlights from the AGDQ 2020 Schedule:
Sunday, January 5
- 3:49 PM – Super Mario Bros. – 3 100% race on NES – featuring mitchflowerpower, TheHaxor, and stewie_cartman
- 7:53 PM – Dino Crisis 2 – Any% on PS3 – Featuring WOLFDNC
Monday, January 6
- 6:24 AM – ActRaiser – Professional! Mode Race on SNES – featuring metroidmcfly and sYn
- 4:35 PM – The Outer Worlds – Any% on PC, featuring Sharo
Tuesday, January 7
- 9:16 AM – Battletoads Super Gameboy – any% on Game Boy – featuring WizWarioo
- 9:01 PM – Final Fantasy VIII – any% Co-op Relay on PlayStation 2 – featuring, Tojju, Muttski, Luzbelheim
Wednesday, January 8
- 8:05 AM – Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Any% Race on the MegaDrive – featuring Aquas, dosboxfalco
- 2:45 PM – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 100% No Source Requirement on the Wii featuring ZFG
Thursday, January 9
- 8:07 AM – Resident Evil 4 – New Game Pro on PC – featuring MikeWave
- 5:20 PM – Destiny 2 Last Wish – All Encounters on PC – featuring Shockwve, ThePackle, Milkman, Tokeegee, Traderkirk, Alexy Sinclair
Friday, January 10
- 4:00 AM – Gato Roboto – Any% – Unrestricted —onPC – featuring RiskyCB, SNeaky, shedd
- 8:56 PM – Super Mario World – One Mind 11 Exit Coop on SNES – authorblues, LackAttack24
Saturday, January 11
- 2:44 PM – Untitled Goose Game – All Main Tasks on PC – featuring Tasselfoot
- 3:29 PM – Super Mario Maker 2 – 4v4 Blind Relay Race on Switch – featuring Carl Sagan, grandpoobear, PangaeaPanga, Barbarian, juzcook, ryukahr, Aurateur, Thabeast72
So what are y’all looking forward to seeing at AGDQ this time?