Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), the annual week-long charity speedrunning marathon, kicks off on Sunday, and if this year’s schedule even holds up, the event promises to be another exciting event with breathtaking gaming.
This year’s lineup has a great mix of old and new games that players are trying to beat as quickly as possible. I am personally excited to see Chicory: a colorful story beat in 35 minutes, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart ready in just over an hour and a half, and the original Halo finished in an hour and 17 minutes on Legendary. Some races look like they could be great to watch too, like the 26-minute three-way Diddy Kong Racing race. (Will they beat Wizpig? Tune in to find out.) And one of the final runs could be one of the best of the event: the hard hitting Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be completed blindfolded.
AGDQ 2022, which will be online only this year, kicks off on January 9th at noon ET where it will be streamed live on Twitch. It’s scheduled to end just after midnight ET on January 16. Donations benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation; last year, the event raised more than $2.7 million.