Video games Executed Fast has raised greater than $2.6 million for the Stop Most cancers Basis at its first online game speedrunning occasion of 2023. Whereas falling in need of matching the $3.4 million raised throughout AGDQ 2022 final yr, the money raised at AGDC 2023 brings the full quantity raised for charity so far by Video games Executed Fast to $43 million (seen through Kotaku).
The group, which holds two charity online game marathons annually — Superior Video games Executed Fast in January, and Summer season Video games Executed Fast (SGDQ), often held in late June or early July — introduced the full sum raised on Twitter, alongside the hashtag “#ThankYouMike.” Video games Executed Fast founder Mike Uyama introduced final week that he can be stepping down from the charity after 13 years because of well being causes, making AGDQ 2023 more likely to be his final occasion for some time.
The January occasion was initially supposed to be the primary in-person occasion for GDQ in three years, scheduled to happen in Florida in entrance of a stay viewers. The group later determined to stay on-line solely, alluding to the state’s covid insurance policies and “elevated aggression” in the direction of LGBTQ+ people. “We don’t consider it’s a secure place for our neighborhood right now,” stated GDQ through an announcement on its web site.