As it happened, they raised that in the first three hours of the
livestream, and ended up with a total of $90,000 at the conclusion of the
More than $90,000 was raised following a series of fundraising
activities including an eight-hour livestream by World of Tanks ANZ team
members Jake (JayRated) and Dillon (Vondle), a silent auction, donations,
premium shop donations and Wargaming Asia-Pacific contributions, which included Wargaming Asia-Pacific matching,
dollar for dollar, all the funds raised via the livestream and silent auction.
World of Tanks Australia/NZ community Manager Jake Truman said the team were overwhelmed
with the support from Australian and New Zealand players, as well as those from
across the Asia-Pacific region.
“We’d like to thank our players from across Australia, NZ, Japan,
China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and South-East Asia, for their generous
support by participating in the silent auction, providing a pure donation or
purchasing fundraising items in the premium shop,” he said.
“This is the first silent auction that World of Tanks Asia-Pacific
has held, and I was blown away to see tanks, such as the FV215b (183) and Type
59 go for as high as $1,000 each.
“Alongside this, players were incredibly generous with their donations,
with one player alone donating $5,000.”
According to Wargaming, the funds raised for BlazeAid will go towards
the purchase of three custom trailers, and rebuilding dozens of kilometers of
fencing, sheds and fodder for livestock.