World of Warcraft pet raises $1.9m for Ebola relief


If you're marching around Draenor with a blue goat in tow, give yourself a pat on the back. Blizzard announced today that Argi, the little pet goat depicted above, has helped raise $1.9 million for Ebola relief efforts in Africa.

The World of Warcraft pet required a $10 adoption fee, with every purchase made between December 3 and December 31 fed directly to the Red Cross. If the $1.9 million figure is exact, it means there's 190,000 little Argis wandering around in-game.

It's not the first time Blizzard has raised money for charity via the medium of digital pet: most notably, the studio raised over $1.9 million in 2011 for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.


Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.
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