Superior Video games Accomplished Fast is an annual charity occasion during which the web’s prodigious speedrunning group performs a variety of video games and invitations viewers to donate cash. Whereas this may not sound like probably the most watchable spectacle on the earth, they’ve managed to boost hundreds of thousands within the title of medical charities. The 2018 occasion begins this Sunday.
Speedrunning, in case you aren’t conscious, is a type of gaming the place the participant tries to finish a sport in as lickety-split a fashion as potential. AGDQ leverages the inherent thrill of a speedrunner’s tempo to placed on a present within the title of elevating cash.
This yr’s occasion is being held stay on the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Lodge. Anybody who can’t attend the occasion stay can watch on the occasion’s Twitch channel.
Prior to now, AGDQ and its sister occasion, Summer season Video games Accomplished Fast, have raised over $12 million for a number of charities, together with Docs With out Borders, and the Stop Most cancers Basis. Final yr, AGDQ raised $2.2 million for Stop Most cancers, breaking its personal file within the course of. It’s additionally held particular occasions for pressing wants, reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey.
AGDQ 2018 will run from this Sunday by January 14th.