Awesome Games Done Quick, the charity speedrunning event known more commonly as AGDQ, will once again be held online in 2021.
The charity event was moved online this year after complications due to the spread of Covid-19 spurred the organisers to move away from a physical event to safeguard the health of its volunteers.
Next year’s charity event will also be broadcasted from a studio next year, with participants performing speedruns from home.
With COVID-19 being a continuing concern, for the community's safety we have decided to move #AGDQ2021 to an online format with the same January 3rd-10th dates.
For more info: https://t.co/umiMSaefOZ
Game and select volunteer submissions will open September 24th!
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) September 12, 2020
The event will take place on the same dates – January 3 through January 10 – and submissions for AGDQ 2021 open on September 24.
The most recent Games Done Quick, dubbed Summer Games Done Quick 2020, raised an impressive $2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders.
The event proved that the online setup (largely!) works just as well as a physical event, and the community spirit is as vibrant and inclusive as ever – even remotely over Twitch.
Over $25.7 million has so far been raised for various charities across the initiative’s 25 marathons.