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World of Warcraft pet raises $1.9m for Ebola relief

Argi

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 and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.