World of Warcraft gamers raise $1.9m for Red Cross

It’s good to see Blizzard using the massive World of Warcraft fanbase for good, rather than evil. The latest example? Argi, a tiny in-game goat that raised nearly US$2m for Ebola relief efforts.

Congratulations, pet owners!

Congratulations, pet owners!

Argi is the latest pet offered for the MMO, with Blizzard donating 100% of the real-world money “adoption fee” to the Red Cross. The promotion ran for just one month, ending December 31, 2014 and the developer’s finished all the calculations, handing more than US$1.9 million over to the charity.

The community embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.

It’s not the first time Blizzard has sold in-game pets to raise money for real-world charities. Over the years we’ve seen several – in 2013, Cinder Kitten raised US$2.3m for Superstorm Sandy relief, while in 2011, the Cenarion Hatchling was sold to raise money for the Red Cross following the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

Of course, if you want to donate to the International Red Cross, you still can, just by following the link! Every little bit helps.

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