Speedrunning has become one of the most underrated niches in the gaming realm and 2021 is up for a good start. Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2021 kicks off this week to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The wait is over: #AGDQ2021 has begun! Join us for a week of exciting speedrunning action all week long as we raise money for @preventcancer! We can't be together in person to watch, but we can still bring a little crowd to your life, GDQ style! https://t.co/Fuz1uCieoK pic.twitter.com/PLyE2QMdxT
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 3, 2021
With tons of games out in the market paired with the best gaming keyboards, supporters of this event are showing off their skills in quickly finishing a game level in one sitting.
First Few Days Have Jam-Packed Titles
The event kicks off with a Mirror’s Edge speedrun on the PC followed by Donkey Kong Country on the SNES.
Additionally, on the first day alone, viewers get treated to 21 games for speedrunning including Dragon Age: Origins and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to name a few.
Featured game streamers are tasked to play the chosen level or any level of their choice depending on what the community has submitted.
Get a Chance To Win Prizes
AGDQ 2021 will also let you participate in their prize events and they are giving away a lot of freebies from limited edition gaming merch to even an RTX 3070 gaming PC.
You can also participate in their sweepstakes where all you need to do is donate to their cause for a minimum of $5 plus you can also be eligible for winning bigger prizes if you have donated a cumulative $250 during the duration of this event.
As of this writing, this year’s AGDQ has already collected over $100,000 worth of donations. The event will run from January 4 to January 10 featuring over 20 game levels per day.