Video games Completed Fast speedrun occasion raises $2.6 million for charity

Video games Completed Fast has raised greater than $2.6 million for the Stop Most cancers Basis at its first online game speedrunning occasion in 2023. Whereas it did not handle to match the $3.4 million raised throughout AGDQ 2022 final yr, the money raised at AGDC 2023 brings the whole quantity raised for charity so far by Video games Completed Fast to $43 million (seen through Kotaku).

The group, which holds two online game charity marathons every year – Superior Video games Completed Fast in January and Summer season Video games Completed Fast (SGDQ), normally held in late June or early July – introduced the whole quantity raised on Twitter, subsequent to the hashtag “#ThankYouMike.” Video games Completed Fast founder Mike Uyama introduced final week that he could be stepping down from the charity after 13 years resulting from well being causes, making AGDQ 2023 more likely to be his final occasion for some time.

The January occasion was initially meant to be the primary in-person occasion for GDQ in three years, scheduled to happen in Florida in entrance of a dwell viewers. The group later determined to be on-line solely, citing the state’s covid coverage and “elevated aggression” in opposition to LGBTQ+ people. “We don’t consider it’s a protected place for our group right now,” GDQ stated through an announcement on its web site.

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