AGDQ 2018 has set a new record for donations, with the final total coming in at just under $2.3 million.
The charity speedrunning event ran until the early hours of Sunday morning, with ATZ completing a marathon of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s main quests in a little under 4 hours. The final day included live streamed speedruns of Super Mario World, Bloodborne and Mass Effect.
AGDQ has raised more than $6.6 million since 2011, with its funds going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year the event added a huge new sum to this total, as tweeted by the official Games Done Quick account earlier today:
The final total including Twitch subscriptions and bits comes out to: $2,261,823.19
THATS A NEW RECORD FOLKS #AGDQ2018
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 14, 2018
This total means that AGDQ just about pipped last year’s sum, which saw the event’s donations rise to $2,222,790.52.
This year’s event saw Games Done Quick making a controversial change, with its organizers deciding to restrict its chat to prevent trolls and spam. By only allowing comments from those who had pledged a $5 monthly subscription to the channel, AGDQ managed to cut back on toxicity, along with raising some extra cash.
Image Credit: AGDQ / Games Done Quick