Stop rubbing your eyes, because you read that right. But before the announcement part, lets recap a little.
The MTS GameGod servers were announced back in November 14th, 2014 (yes it has been that long!) at the CEBIT Plugged IN Bangalore, followed by a gaming tournament with a prize pool worth 20 lakhs. This event got to see many cosplayers and even international e-sport athletes from top tier team NAVI, namely Loann “Edward” Sukhariev, gunner from NAVI’s CounterStrike roster and Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov, professional DotA 2 player from the DotA 2 squad. These servers went live with the target of relieving the 10 million players in India who play popular online games like DotA 2and CounterStrike: Global Offensive from high pings and latency. These reasons made the reason to be hyped about this progress even more.
— Lord NOD (@LordNODCasting) January 6, 2016
However, the servers surely didn’t live up to the expectations of the hype that had followed and surely didn’t deliver on the promises. High in-game ping spikes and automatic disconnects experienced by players across the country marred the servers. Then, around 5 months earlier, these servers went offline, never to be seen or heard of again. This meant that the Indian community was left with the same ol’ servers of SEA and Dubai.
Now, recent developments have ensured that the servers will be back online by today in an announcement by owners of the servers, NODWIN Gaming, who are also the partners of Valve in India. We all do hope our best that they and Valve have heard our pleas and problems and fixed all that plagued the servers. Also, what do you think about this recent development? Are these servers here to stay or will they see the backdoor again this time around? Let us know in the comments section below!
- DotA 2 Indian servers are now live. This is however late by a day since the announcement while there is still no sign of the rest to go online.