On January 23, 2020, World of Tanks ANZ hosted a charity livestream to raise funds for those affected by the devastating bushfire crisis in Australia. With a $10,000 goal, the stream surpassed all expectations with over $90,000 raised. Raising funds for BlazeAid, World of Tanks’ Bushfire relief stream hit its goal within the first three hours.
During the eight-hour stream, hosted by World of Tanks ANZ’s Jake (JayRated) and Dillon (Vondle), a silent auction, premium shop donations and more saw the amount raised continue to climb.
Wargaming APAC matched every donation, dollar for dollar, and in the end, World of Tanks ANZ was “overwhelmed by the support.”
World of Tanks Bushfire Relief
World of Tanks ANZ community manager Jake Truman said;
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.
This is the first silent auction that World of Tanks APAC 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
The funds raised will be used by BlazeAid for the purchase of three custom trailers and rebuilding of fences and shed and fodder for livestock.
Great effort by the World of Tanks ANZ team.