AGDQ2021 is coming!

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What better way to kick off the new year then a week long speed running marathon?! Starting January 4th Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 gets underway, sadly all remote once again as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the world. The event is usually held in Minnesota twice a year and SGDQ (the first to be done remotely) the vibe and atmosphere of the speedruns was certainly affected. There’s really no viable way to replace a couple of hundred spectators chanting and cheering with a couple of people in front of their home webcams, but the team have done everything they can to keep the event going. One thing is for sure, I’m absolutely amazing they they’ve been able to keep the week long stream smooth despite coordinating 10’s of speedrunners at home rather then their own equipment in one location. Sadly (for me) the best runs are races which aren’t really possible remotely.

These guys are amazing and while their rarely breaking any records you’ll not find a bigger, better, or more fun speed running and game-breaking exploit exhibition anywhere. It’s also a marathon and caters for games on pretty much any platform and speedrun category; All for an amazing cause (charity!). Check out the full shedule here (All times converted to detected local time), and keep your eyes peeled for these runs that I’m hyped for, and make sure you hit youtube for the VOD if you can’t catch it live! As always come join the conversation with us on discord.

Monday, January 4th

  • Mirror’s Edge (PC)
  • DKC (SNES) Any% No Major Skips
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PC) Any%

Tuesday, January 5th

  • Taz-Mania (SMS) Any%
  • Turok Dinosaur Hunter (PC) Any%
  • Diablo III (PC) Any% NG Co-op

Wednesday, January 6th

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PC) All Goals & Golds All Tours
  • Cuphead (PC) All Bosses (No Major Glitches)
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (PC) Main Campaigns Solo, Any Difficulty
  • Carrion (PC) Any%
  • Resident Evil: Director’s Cut (PSX) Jill Any% No Major Glitches

Thursday, January 7th

  • Golden Sun (GBA) Any% No Save & Quit
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) 100%

Friday, January 8th

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (GBC) 100% (no WW/OoB)
  • Pokemon Platinum (DS) Any% Glitchless
  • Resident Evil 5 (PC) NG Co-Op Amateur

Saturday, January 9th

  • Luigi’s Mansion (Wii) Any%
  • Final Fantasy VII (PC) Any%
  • MediEvil (PS1) Any% NO DGS
  • Serious Sam: The First Encounter (PC) Any% Co-Op
  • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (PC) Any% Co-Op

Sunday, January 10th

  • Celeste (PC) All C-Sides with Dance Pads
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) Any% Single Character Bidwar
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC) Any% Race
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) All Dungeons
  • Pokemon Blue (Gameboy) Catch ’em All