World of Warcraft players have raised over US$1.9 million dollars to help with the Red Cross' ebola relief efforts in West Africa.

Donations were raised through the purchase of a vanity pet, called Argi. The pet came on sale on December 31, for US$10, and 100 percent of the proceeds went to the Red Cross.

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

The West African ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013. To date, there have been 22,894 suspected cases, 13,988 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 9,177 deaths, reports the CDC.