AGDQ 2018 begins January 7 and features two Metroid speedruns

January 6, 2018 Michael Freeman

2018 is finally here and what better way to usher in the new year than with an Awesome Games Done Quick marathon? Beginning January 7 and spanning an entire week, this year’s AGDQ is stacked with amazing games, including two from our beloved Metroid franchise.

Games Done Quick is a series of video game marathons where speedrunners from around the world gather to showcase their skills while accepting donations for several charities, such as Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. As of this writing, they’ve raised a staggering $12 million for charity and are the largest fundraising event for both of the previously mentioned organizations.

This year, AGDQ features two Metroid games in its lineup and are as follows:

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Any%  Normal by Claris – Tuesday, January 9 at 1:10 p.m. (EST)

Metroid All Bosses Warpless by MetroidMcFly – Wednesday, January 10 at 1:22 p.m. (EST)

Keep in mind these are roughly estimated times and depending on other runs, may be pushed back or even ahead a couple of hours. If you’d like to ensure you’re able to watch one of the Metroid runs, AGDQ has a handy schedule you can consult. The schedule even converts the start and end times of each run to your local time when you access it!

If you’ve never seen a Metroid speedrun before, I guarantee watching one of these will be worth your time! If you’d like to learn more about the event, you can visit their homepage or you can watch the marathon live.

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