Behold: The facility of watching execs play video video games

Behold: The power of watching pros play video games

Superior Video games Completed Fast is a yearly charity occasion starring the gaming business’s greatest and brightest speedrunners — individuals who play video games very properly, with really superhuman quickness. This January after one hundred sixty hours of reside streaming on Twitch (a reside video service devoted to gaming), Superior Video games Completed Fast raised $1.fifty eight million for the Forestall Most cancers Basis. Yep, individuals enjoying video video games on digital camera raised almost $1.6 million to assist battle most cancers. Typically, the world could be a great spot.

Even higher, Superior Video games Finished Fast is rising. This yr’s marathon shattered the group’s earlier data with 9.four million distinctive viewers and 29.2 million individuals reached by way of the entrance web page and elsewhere on Twitch, almost double that of 2014. Speedruns are a blast to observe — they seem to be a quickly rising type of leisure, and Superior Video games Carried out Fast is considered one of Twitch’s largest charity marathons, interval. Throughout this yr’s stream, a gaggle of Tetris Grand Masters blasted via seemingly unattainable ranges, somebody efficiently performed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time whereas blindfolded and a person proposed to his girlfriend (Spoiler: now fiancee). Joystiq collected some highlights proper right here.

Superior Video games Carried out Fast is organized by Video games Executed Fast, a gaggle that frequently hosts speedrunning marathons for charity. The subsequent occasion is Summer time Video games Achieved Fast, scheduled for later this yr.

Behold: The power of watching pros play video games

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