Last week we saw the announcement of a Sydney-based Riot office, the developer behind the quite successful free-to-play MOBA title League of Legends, and with it many rumours of what could come out of the new opening. Over the weekend however, Oceanic country manager MasterMirkinen has confirmed through an official forum post
one of the bigger rumours, local servers.
While nothing more than a "we will release servers there" was given, it does confirm that the Sydney-based office wasn't just opened for local eSports and community management. MasterMirkinen confirmed that the local servers won't be opening any time soon however when asked by a forum poster if they would be released by this month, with the Oceanic country manager stating "this is not true unfortunately. We are hiring now so it's going to take longer than that to be ready."
Either way this is great news for local players, as many can find some of the more skillful champions that rely on quick reflexes impossible to play due to the latency issues. Previously we saw Valve's DOTA 2 open up Australian servers so hopefully we'll see League of Legends servers sooner rather than later.