AGDQ's Shovel Knight Speedrun Race Was Tense

By Heather Alexandra on at

Speedrunning charity event Awesome Games Done Quick is in full swing and already producing some amazing runs. Yesterday, a speedrun race between two Shovel Knight players stole the show.

Awesome Games Done Quick, or AGDQ, showcases some of the best speedrunners in a week long charity drive for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. In addition to solo runs, the event hosts races between players. This race between current Any% world record holder Smaugy and Munchakoopas is one of the best yet.

The race is notable for focusing largely on high technical skill and very few glitches. The runners are also joined by the JHobz, who does wonderful commentary throughout the match.

It’s everything you could ever want from a speedrun race: astounding boss fights, shortcuts, and a few heartbreaking deaths. In the end, Smaugy won. He secured victory by a meager six seconds.