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The gaming community is great for several reasons. One of them is because fans of this hobby are not strangers to organizing events that, in addition to celebrating video games, serve as a way to make the world a better place.

We have the clearest proof in Awesome Games Done Quick 2022. It is the most recent edition of an annual speedrunning event in which many players gather to show off their skills in different video games and in the process achieve feats that mark history in the gaming history.

That said, Awesome Games Done Quick is more than this. The reason the event exists is to raise funds to help fight cancer. The 2022 edition of the event was no exception and its organizers have already confirmed that they raised $3,416,729 USD to help fight this disease.

This is a figure that set a record for the event, since it is the highest they have raised in an edition of Awesome Games Done Quick. As a comparison, the 2021 edition managed to raise $2,758,847 USD, so the new edition surpassed it considerably.

“It’s officially the most we’ve ever raised in the history of Games Done Quick. Thank you so much to everyone who made this marathon possible and thank you all for your generosity and support,” said the event’s official account.

All money raised by Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 will go to the Prevent Cancer foundation. As its name indicates, it is a foundation that helps prevent cancer and its early detection in order to save lives.

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The event had incredible moments

It is worth mentioning that Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 had incredible moments. For example, Mitchriz managed to finish Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice in just 2 hours while blindfolded. He even took out one of the most powerful bosses without getting hit!

What do you think about this new? Do you like that speedrunners get together to do good? Tell us in the comments.

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