It’s been an extended time since we last saw an in-person Games Done Quick event. The last time was Awesome Games Done Quick 2020, which happened just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic got into full swing here within us. Following Summer Games Done Quick 2021, there was some hope that AGDQ 2022 would be back face to face because of the rollout of vaccines, but today we’re learning that isn’t the case.
A short time ago, Games Done Quick took to Twitter to announce that Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 will once more be an online-only event, making it the fourth online marathon for the organization. “After much deliberation, it’s been decided that #AGDQ2022 are going to be online-only for the health & safety of staff and participants,” the tweet reads. “The event will happen from January 9th – 16th.”
After much deliberation, it has been decided that #AGDQ2022 will be online-only for the health & safety of staff and participants. The event will take place from January 9th – 16th.
Runners & Volunteers: Submissions open Sept 24th – Oct 3rd.
For info: https://t.co/umiMSavQGx
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) September 8, 2021
The dates for AGDQ 2022 were initially announced at the top of SGDQ 2021. At the time, Games Done Quick itself even indicated that the tentative plan was to host AGDQ 2022 face to face, but obviously, those plans didn’t pan out this point around.
While these online-only Games Done Quick marathons are even as long and full of as many runs as their in-person counterparts, they lack a number of the familiar GDQ sights like the live audience. additionally, online-only events have also seen successful total donations. However, they’re still capable of pulling tons of money for charity, with SGDQ 2021 raising a complete $2,902,055 for Doctors borderless earlier this summer.
In that same tweet, Games Done Quick announced that submissions for runners and volunteers would be open from September 24th to October 3rd. We’ll have more news on Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 as it’s announced, so stay tuned for that.