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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 speedrunning event raises $3.4 million for cancer charities

The Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun charity event has ended for 2022, raising over US$3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The event, now in its twelfth year, sees speedrunners from around the world showcasing their skills. The latest iteration, as it has been since 2020, was held online due to the global pandemic. However, that hasn’t stopped viewers from increasing this year. first million dollars in the shortest time in GDQ (Games Done Quick) history.

Highlights of this year’s event included world record breaking races as matches were completed in incredibly fast times. These included the one from last year Kena: Bridge of Spirits to be completed in just 28:35 by InsertLogic. There were also plenty of projections for the 2021 games, including Resident Evil Village in less than two hours by 7rayD. There was also Psychonauts 2 in 1:30:56 by ItzBytez and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart envelope in just 1:30:43 by mobius.

However, perhaps the most impressive races were those with blindfolds. ApacheSmash started the week by tweaking Metal Gear Solid 2: Stuff without sight in a ridiculously playful way 10:26. Then, the week ended with the epic of Mithriz blindfolded Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Course in no more than 2 hours. Whore.

The next GDQ event will take place from February 27 to March 5 with the all-female Frost Fatales speedrun event. You can watch the full list of speedruns from this weekend on demand on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.