WoW Players Raise Nearly $2 Million to Fight Ebola
Sales of in-game pet total $1.9 million, which will go to the Red Cross to help with Ebola relief in Africa.
The latest World of Warcraft charity campaign has concluded, with players raising more than $1.9 million to help with Ebola relief in Africa.
The donation came by way of sales of the Argi in-game pet, which was available for $10 up until December 31. Blizzard Entertainment donated 100 percent of proceeds to the Red Cross to support their relief efforts.
"The community embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler, helping out a great cause in the process," Blizzard said. "Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference."
This is not the first time World of Warcraft players have raised money for charity. Previous in-game pet sales campaigns have benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization Blizzard has donated millions to over the years.
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