After announcing that Australian servers would be coming to the popular MOBA title League of Legends earlier this year
, Oceanic country manager MasterMirkinen has once again taken to the League of Legends forums
to outline that Australian servers will be making their way to our shores "before the end of the year."
Offering a round-up of user posts, MasterMirkinen answered several questions relating to local servers, however revealed that Riot are not ready to talk about who exactly they have went with in regards to local hosting.
What the Oceanic country manager did discuss though is that the League of Legends developer is now in the process of hiring several new staff positions, including NOC and OPS
roles. There was also mention of eSports plans, revealing that currently things are still up in the air but that the "ultimate goal for Oceania is to develop eSport to professional level." Obviously this will be a long process as local PRO eSports players are currently in the endangered species list, however the forum post outlines that Riot will focus on semi-pro organisations to help with development.
Hopefully we will hear more solid details including a launch date for Oceanic servers, but its definitely good news to hear that we won't have to wait too long for pings lower than 200ms.