The world’s best video gamer, Athene, whose real name is Bachir Boumaaza, turned to Minecraft game server hosting company CreeperHost.net to support his charity Gaming For Good. As a reseller client of RapidSwitch, CreeperHost.net enlisted the help of the Scotland-based hosting provider to deploy a customized game hosting solution.
Athene is using Minecraft to help raise more than $6 million for ‘Save The Children’. Players go through his international fundraising website Gaming For Good to play Minecraft and once they ‘die’ they can only get back on the game if they donate money to the charity.
RapidSwitch helped its customer CreeperHost.net, a Minecraft game server hosting provider, by deploying over 20 new servers in lightning quick time for CreeperHost.net with 15 of them load balanced to spread traffic across the game servers while still directing it all to the single IP being used.
Neil Christie, Commercial Director for RapidSwitch, said: “It’s rare to have a platform being load balanced that is effectively not for profit so we were delighted to help. We made sure the platform was as stable as possible and that it could handle a lot of traffic.”
“It’s great seeing how RapidSwitch is supporting the cause and was able to help out so fast with an advanced and large-scale setup,” Athene said. “We’re building a unique MMO-like Minecraft game server network for GamingForGood.net that will help us raise donations to $10,000,000 and beyond. And for that we need an extremely reliable custom configuration that can handle thousands of concurrent players.”